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Barbara Nicholas SL, President

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

Educated at Webster College in St. Louis, Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Adelphi University in Garden City N.Y., I taught science at Visitation-Holy Ghost Schools in St. Louis for…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Winter 2018

By Loretto Community / December 21, 2018 /
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Loretto Motherhouse Crèches from Around the World

By Loretto Community / December 19, 2018 /

This Yuletide season nativity scenes of all shapes and sizes grace the halls, windowsills and outdoors at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. They are a sight to behold! Most of…

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Reconnecting, Recommitting

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /
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By Jes Stevens It’s been four years since I was a Loretto Volunteer. Four years! Some days it feels like my time working in Washington, D.C., as a Volunteer was…

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Celebrating 25 Years of Loretto Co-membership

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /
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Evelyn Donohoo as told to Mary Ann McGivern Evelyn Donohoo was sitting at her place in the dining room, waiting for her tablemates Rita and Sheila, reading a pamphlet, “God’s…

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Recovery as a Way of Life

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /
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By Barbara Wander “Oh no! Not again.” This was my immediate reaction when I found out that another earthquake had hit Haiti the night of Oct. 6. I had been…

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Providing Health Care In Uganda

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /
A young girl orphan who is malnourished with medical supplies and tubes taped to her chest. She is standing tall and smiling brightly.

By Mary Ann Gleason Her name is Juliette. She is a 14-year-old orphan, malnourished secondary to vomiting whatever she eats or drinks because of a stricture in her esophagus. She…

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Courage in Conflict

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2018 /

The booklet “Courage in Conflict: The Righteous Among Us” was created by the St. Louis Archdiocese’s Office of Consecrated Life. It was distributed at the Nov. 14 presentation on the…

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El Paso Diocese Honors Loretto with Dei Gratia Award

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /
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The fourth annual Dei Gratia Award by the El Paso Diocese honored both the Daughters of Charity and the Sisters of Loretto. The award ceremony was at the El Paso…

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Opposing Nuclear Weapons in Kansas City

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /
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By Jane Peckham Stoever, friend of Loretto and former member, for the Loretto Peace Committee Why do my husband and I and a local peace group, tangle with a huge…

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Loretto Welcomes a New Co-member!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /
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Karel Disponett was accepted into the Loretto Community as a new co-member on Sept. 29. Karel lives in Lexington, Ky., and is very active within Loretto. In fact, she recently…

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Ghana Sisters Help Provide International Flavor to Assembly

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /

By Carole Eschen and Lillian Moskeland The 2018 Assembly had an international flavor this year with sisters from two countries outside the United States in full attendance and our sisters…

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