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Empowered to do God’s work – Stories of ‘good news’

By Loretto Community / July 17, 2023 /

No one comes to work in a job or even a task that they love to be praised. But there are Loretto members, past and present, whose ministry or service…

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Loretto Magazine stories celebrate Loretto people, places, events!

By Loretto Community / July 10, 2023 /
Loretto Magazine logo in the top left corner; Summary text reads: "Inside... Ann Manganero SL, MD: Her life and poetry Conserving land at the Motherhouse in Kentucky Responding to Earth's cry Helping Haiti ... and more" Photo in the middle is of a woman doctor examining a smiling baby who is being held by a young Latina woman.

The joy of writing in a magazine about people and places and stories of old is an act of love. It is creative and challenging. It is communicative of a…

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Running in A Field of Her Own at 92 Years Old with Magdalena McCloskey

By Loretto Community / July 7, 2023 /
Image for podcast shows Magdalena McCloskey smiling for the camera. Title text on the photo reads"Magdelena McClosky: Running in a Field of Her Own at 92 Years Old (Episode #68)

This interview originally appeared in the Vision Beyond Sight podcast on July 5, 2023. Magdalena McCloskey, long-time Loretto co-member, “educator, former nun, and player of the senior women’s softball club…

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Nature Preserve Cemetery at the Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / July 5, 2023 /

Concerned about the environmental impact of traditional burials, Loretto set aside six acres of woods and meadow in 2018 as a natural burial site for Loretto Community members. In 2020,…

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Hold Your Applause: Potential Changes to Roles of Catholic Women and LGBTQ+ People May Just Be Vatican Breadcrumbing

By Loretto Community / July 5, 2023 /

Long-time Loretto friend and Loretto Feminist Network member Mary Hunt published the following opinion piece in Religion Dispatches on June 208, 2023. The Southern Baptist Convention stole headlines from the…

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Catholic Worker book review of “Give Me a Living Love: The Poems of Ann Manganaro”

By Loretto Community / July 3, 2023 /

Thank you to the Catholic Worker and guest writer Anne Marie Kaune for this tender, insightful review of “Give Me a Living Love: The Poems of Ann Manganaro.” Kaune ends…

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Spotlight on Loretto Wisdom Women – July 2023

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2023 /
Short haired woman wearing glasses, a red shirt and navy blue jacket smiles for a picture while using a microphone.

Editor’s note: We are featuring interviews of Loretto Community elders. We are grateful to these wise women and to Joy Jensen for sharing wonderful snapshots of our beloved Community members.…

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Loretto’s Past Comes to Life with “A Sisterhood on Fire”

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2023 /
A book cover, "A Sisterhood on Fire: A Novel" by Sara Hoeynck featuring a praying silhouette made out of fire on a black background on a bed of smoke.

By Sarah Hoeynck Motherhouse in 2017, I listened to Eleanor Craig read the poem “Upon This Hill” by Cecily Jones. This powerful work and its obscure historical references inspired me…

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Loretto members recommend favorite books, podcasts!

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2023 /
A woman with short hair and glasses sits at a table with an open book in her hands.

On Loretto’s Facebook page this week we will feature a few of Loretto’s favorite podcasts and books for your summer listening and reading pleasure. You may be surprised by what…

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Ann Manganaro SL, M.D.: Gifted physician, teacher, poet

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2023 /

In I Am the Way, the Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, the section titled “Charism” in article #9 calls persons to loving service “to work for a future in…

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The True Cost of the Paper We Use

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2023 /

The Loretto Community has taken up Pope Francis’s call. In 2018 he said, “Get rid of useless baggage,” referring to empty chatter and harmful consumerism. Laudato Si’ calls on us to use less…

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The award-winning Infirmary is now Loretto Living Center at Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
Three short-haired women mingle at an outdoor table under an umbrella on a sunny day.

The Loretto Infirmary, now called Loretto Living Center at Loretto Motherhouse, continues the award-winning standard of providing holistic care that promotes comfort, security and dignity in a homelike environment. The…

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