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Martha Alderson CoL

Martha Alderson has been a Loretto Co-member since 1984. She is retired from the publishing industry and more recently from being on the Loretto Community staff as coordinator of co-membership services. She served one term on the first Community Forum. For several years she was an editor and layout person for Interchange (Loretto's internal newsletter) and now edits two issues of that newsletter. At the present she is on the Special Needs Committee and the Motherhouse Coordinating Board. She does the occasional proofreading and editing of Loretto publications.
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The Gift of Trees at the Motherhouse

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 13, 2021 /
Dawn redwood tree leafing out

By Martha Alderson (for the Farm and Land Committee of the Motherhouse Coordinating Board with information from Susan Classen) ‘So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture.‘So much is…

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Remembrance of the Life of John Moskeland CoL

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 1, 2021 /

John Bromley Moskeland was surely the nicest, kindest man we ever knew. Most of us knew John first as Lillian’s husband and Mary Peter Bruce’s brother-in-law. He was quick to…

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Remembrance of the Life of Barbara Light CoL

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 15, 2020 /

“What a kind and generous person!” That is the most frequent description of Barb Light. She was always present when needed, agreeable to do anything to help —transportation to and…

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Cecily Jones: a poet for today

By Martha Alderson CoL / June 12, 2020 /
Woman smiling

The Porch of Possibility, Vol. II, by Cecily Jones SL (1924–2017), is available for purchase. The book, published in 2018, includes 33 poems, most com-posed after Vol. I was published…

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Mary Ann McGivern Retires — Not So Fast!

By Martha Alderson CoL / November 1, 2019 /

Interchange never sleeps.” This was always Mary Ann McGivern’s motto as an Interchange editor. Many Loretto members heard that statement from Mary Ann, along with, “Why don’t you write it…

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Donna Doyle Chats About Her 25 Years as a Loretto Co-member

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2019 /

(Editor’s Note: Material obtained from telephone conversation between Martha Alderson and Donna Doyle) Born in Mobile, Ala., Donna Doyle still has Mobile in her speech pattern after all these years.…

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Loretto’s Infirmary Is Above Average — As We Know!

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 2, 2019 /

It is not a surprise that the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary received an above average rating in nursing homes in Kentucky and, in fact, in the nation. Loretto members, staff and…

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Group Honors Mary Catherine Rabbitt for Leading by Example

By Martha Alderson CoL / November 1, 2018 /

As reported in the September issue of Interchange, Mary Catherine Rabbitt received the John J. Campbell Award for her work with Colorado Elder Law. The award ceremony was at Vail,…

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Loretto Supports Immigrants, Refugees Through Special Needs Grant Fund

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2018 /

The needs of immigrants and refugees are dire, especially in this political and social atmosphere. The Loretto Community generously set aside a grant fund of $75,000 to use this year…

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Remembering Cecily: A Reflection

By Martha Alderson CoL / September 1, 2017 /

Cecily (Peggy mostly, to me) was so many qualities I admired and such support to me that it would take much too much time and space to elaborate. Nevertheless, I…

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