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Remembrance of the Life of Rosalie Duran CoL

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Rosalie Consuelo Duran died June 12, 2022, at The Oberon House in Arvada, Colo. Her family and her Loretto friends had been closely in touch; she recently received…

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Loretto Loves Acronyms: We Hope You Enjoy Our “Alphabet Soup!’

By Loretto Community / June 11, 2022 /
A woman wearing a green shirt and a smile stands amongst a crowd and holds a sign that reads "NFWN keeping faith with Immigrants", with the National Farm Worker Ministry logo in the lower right corner.

When a little kid, one of our members often had Campbell’s Alphabet Soup for lunch. She would pick out letters in the soup to spell her name or her town…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 5/27/2022

By Loretto Community / June 7, 2022 /
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“O, the Places You’ll Go!”

By Loretto Community / June 6, 2022 /
Jessie Rathburn reads "Braiding Sweetgrass" at an outdoor table, with gardens and a shed in the background.

In the life of Loretto, an early prayer greeting created by our priest-founder Father Charles Nerinckx calls us “O Dear Sisters and Scholars.” Yes, we are all learners and realize…

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Loretto Schools And Their Students: We Are So Proud of You!

By Loretto Community / May 27, 2022 /
Hands toss white graduation caps with green tassels into the air.

Have you ever thought of your school as “holy ground?” Loretto has. The Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto tell us, “Our long and vital tradition of teaching takes many…

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Loretto, Five Other Women Religious Congregations Speak Together Against Gun Violence

By Loretto Community / May 26, 2022 /

May 26, 2022 As we mourn the loss of more than 30 lives in 10 days, our hearts break. In conversations with each other and in our prayers to God,…

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Loretto: Making a Difference, One Loan at a Time

By Loretto Community / May 22, 2022 /
Sign outside building reads "Mount Loretto: Home. Community. Partnership" Subheading: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. A Joint Venture with the Sisters of Loretto.

Like many religious communities, Loretto has an Investment Committee. Started in the 1970s, the committee supports Loretto values by working for justice and acting for peace. Its original mandate was…

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Loretto Speaks Out: Living Our Lives Boldly

By Loretto Community / May 16, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

The Evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – who gave birth to the New Testament and the words and stories of Jesus that we embrace today, were all writing…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Janel Crumb OSF CoL

By Loretto Community / May 12, 2022 /

Janel Crumb, a Sister of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minn., and Loretto Co-member, died in Rochester May 12. Janel had been an eager participant in many Loretto events and gatherings, along…

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Loretto’s Mission Reflects Call To Nurture All Life

By Loretto Community / May 9, 2022 /

‘We are each meant to be mothers of God.’ Meister Eckhart von Hochheim OP We all want “to birth love” in the world. Or, at least, we should. Meister Eckhart,…

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Loretto Members Share Ways to Live Simply So Others May Simply Live

By Loretto Community / May 2, 2022 /
Handcut felt banner displays strips of blue, gray and black, in the center of which is a colorful flower. Text reads "Choosing to live simply so others may simply live!"

The poet David Whyte says, “The doorway to a radical, numinous simplicity, seems to be reached by the long and difficult path of generosity.” Loretto Constitutions say, “By our vow…

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Loretto Magazine – Spring 2022

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2022 /

Download Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Fr. Peter Urban CoL Slaveholding in Loretto’s history: Honoring the sacredness of human dignity This past November during Loretto’s annual Assembly, the…

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