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Martha Crawley CoL

Martha Crawley CoL, a 1969 graduate of Loretto Heights College and a former Sister of Loretto, has been involved with Loretto through all those years, demonstrating against the Vietnam War, praying at Rocky Flats and going on annual retreat with Loretto friends. An occupational therapist, Martha has worked and volunteered in numerous social agencies. She resides in Denver.
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Denver Community members protest federal tax policy

By Martha Crawley CoL / May 1, 2024 /
Six women outdoors on a sunny day wearing sunglasses and hats while standing next to and holding a large poster stating: Taxes for Peace People Planet.

We stood on the corner of two busy streets with a sign that suggested we use our tax dollars for peace, for the people, for the planet. Holding banners and…

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Journey to Montgomery

By Martha Crawley CoL / April 1, 2023 /
Seven diverse women smile together for a group selfie inside.

In mid-February, 12 Loretto Link members and friends took a journey to Montgomery, Ala. The trip was initiated and orchestrated by members of the Loretto Link Good Trouble Working Group,…

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The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking

By Martha Crawley CoL / September 1, 2021 /
A book cover titled "The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking by Roman Krznaric"

This is how things come to be: A while back, in a Community Group, Kitty Madden mentioned this book, “The Good Ancestor,” by Roman Krznaric. Jessie Rathburn picked up on…

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Money and Justice/Just Money

By Martha Crawley CoL / February 1, 2020 /
Banner designed by Robert Strobridge with starburst and phrase "Be Light Into Darkness."

About 20 Loretto Community members and friends met Nov. 9, 2019, with Joel Koerner and Andy Loving from a Louisville, Ky., investment firm called Just Money. We had learned about…

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Loretto Link Thanks Transition Board, Elects New Board at August Gathering

By Martha Crawley CoL / October 1, 2019 /
Black and white Loretto Link logo. Three large trees intertwined at the roots and branches.

One of the first orders of business of the Loretto Link gathering was to applaud the outgoing transitional board:  Libby Comeaux, Eileen Custy, Sally Dunne, Kim Klein, Karen Knoll, Anna…

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Link Considers Structure and Spirituality

By Martha Crawley CoL / September 1, 2019 /
Black and white Loretto Link logo. Three large trees intertwined at the roots and branches. Around the logo is circular text: Loretto Link Forever Connected Past Present Future

Mary Ann McGivern opened the first day of the August Loretto Link gathering relating a story from her novitiate days that taught her that solemn times can include the delight…

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LHC Honors Elaine Prevallet

By Martha Crawley CoL / September 1, 2017 /
Two women smiling together for a picture in dress clothes while displaying a framed piece of sheet music indoors.

The Spirit of Loretto Awards are given annually to outstanding alumnae, former faculty and staff of Loretto Heights College (LHC) in recognition of personal achievement, substantial contribution of service to…

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An Idea for a Collaborative Sustainable Community

By Martha Crawley CoL / June 1, 2017 /

Over the past 18 months, Beth Blissman, Jean East, Anna Koop, Lisa Reynolds, Mary Helen Sandoval and I have been considering the possibility of a future project in Denver —…

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April 3 Celebration of Co-membership Gift to Jessie, Loretto

By Martha Crawley CoL / June 1, 2016 /
A woman with red hair is pictured candidly while speaking into a microphone at an indoor event.

The following quote from “A Meditation on Community” by Henri Nouwen is on the inside page of Jessie Rathburn’s celebration program. I did not notice it well until I paused…

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