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By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 /

Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019 Volunteer House opens in Denver For the second year in a row, Loretto has opened a new Volunteer House. One year after the founding of…

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Ruth Fitzpatrick Celebrates 25 Years as a Loretto Co-member

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2019 /
A black and white picture of a large crowd of people focusing on one woman in particular with large round glasses holding a piece of paper and microphone while speaking passionately.

(Editor’s Note: Information from Mary Hunt, friend of Loretto, and from Ruth’s son, John Fitzpatrick, via Jeannine Gramick) Mary Hunt writes, “Ruth McDonough Fitzpatrick made a signal contribution through her…

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Emerging Forms Committee Asks, ‘What is Emerging?’

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2019 /
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(Editor’s Note:  Reflections from the Emerging Forms Committee)  A question people often ask and wonder about is, “What is really meant by evolutionary consciousness?” We invite you to ponder with…

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Loretto, as Part of LCWR Region 13 Leadership, Calls for Recognition of Migrant Family Separation as a Pro-life Issue

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2019 /
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September 25, 2019 We appeal to people who value the dignity of all human life to recognize that the separation of young migrant children from their parents is a significant…

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It’s a Banner Year for Webster University in St. Louis

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2019 /

Congratulations to Webster for its best ranking ever in the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges. Out of all Missouri institutions in the Midwest University category, Webster was…

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Remembrance of the Life of Robert Riggs CoL

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2019 /
A man with short grey hair and big glasses smiling softly for a headshot picture wearing a teal shirt and a black jacket in front of a worn red brick wall.

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places so that you may know that it is I the God of Israel, who calls you…

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Sally Maresh Proclaims ‘Oh Happy Day!’

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2019 /
Six women smiling together for a group picture outdoors on a sunny day in front of large leafy green trees.

Remarks from Lisa Reynolds, Mary Ellen McElroy and Sally Maresh Lisa Reynolds introduced Sally Maresh at her celebration on Aug. 24 by saying, in part, “In my role as the…

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Holy Family Holds Elections

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 /

Dema Alfaro, Lucina Mansilla, Dora Garcia and Albina Gaspar were elected to the Holy Family General Council. Loretto sends its prayers and congratulations to these fine women.

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Erica Stewart Joins the Volunteer Coordinator Team

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 /
A woman, Erica Stewart, with long brown hair, black-framed glasses, and a bright orange rain coat smiling brightly while crouching down next to her black lab dog on a walk in front of a big body of water on a gloomy autumn day.

Meet Erica Stewart, our new Assistant Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver! Erica’s pronouns are she/her. She recently moved to Colorado and is thrilled to start a new adventure accompanying Loretto Volunteers…

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What is Emerging?

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

lIia Delio muses on the future of religious life: “I anticipate religious life in the 21st century will be more provisional and local than institutional and permanent. … What form will this…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Autumn 2019

By Loretto Community / August 30, 2019 /
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More than 660 LCWR Members, including Loretto, Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2019 /

In Scotsdale, Ariz., Aug. 14, the 663 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) members, including Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, affirmed and issued a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all…

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