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Lydia Peña SL

Lydia has served the Loretto Community as an educator for 49 years, and as a fundraiser for 12 years, all in Denver. She has lived at Bridge Community with developmentally disabled women since 1985, and is presently fundraising for Havern School for children with learning disabilities. Lydia says she has never done anything alone. As one of her students laughingly said – yes, Lydia, others have opened doors and you've walked right through.
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Lydia Peña’s Commencement Address Shares Words for Daily Living

By Lydia Peña SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Thank you Father Fitzbibbons and all gathered here today. I am humbled that Regis has recognized me with an honorary doctorate. Like so many things in my life, this is a gift I will cherish always. Coming from Regis University, where I have spent so much of my life, it means even more. Thank you…

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Loretto Endowment Fund for Pakistan

By Lydia Peña SL / October 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

In August 2013, Pearl McGivney, president of the Sisters of Loretto, asked me to raise $1 million for a Loretto Pakistan Endowment Fund. An endowment ensures the future of the Pakistan mission and work of our Sisters living there. Margaret Hartman, a 1967 alumna of Loretto Heights College (LHC), pledged $250,000 and said, “The Sisters…

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