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Mary Ann McGivern SL

Mary Ann is a member of the board of the Peace Economy Project and chairs Empower Missouri’s Criminal Justice Task Force. Additionally she serves on several Loretto committees. She is an editor of Loretto’s "Interchange" and the St. Louis Catholic Worker’s Round Table. She also writes for the National Catholic Reporter. She has been a Sister of Loretto since 1960.
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Mary Swain’s Letter Writing Campaign To Block LG&E’s Natural Gas Pipeline

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last spring Mary Swain received a call for help from an organizer from Cedar Grove in Bullitt County, Ky., north of Nelson and adjoining Jefferson County. The utility company LG&E wants to run a natural gas line through the county, which includes Bernheim Forest. LG&E is using pressure tactics on landowners and has not met…

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Loretto Welcomes New Motherhouse Service Coordinator

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

There’s something new at the Motherhouse. Anthony Mary Sartorius is getting to retire at last after two-and-a-half terms as service coordinator. After extensive searching for a person to take on that job, Michael Bickett has been hired. He begins as the new coordinator July 15 and is the first man to hold this important job.…

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El Paso Celebrates Mary Margaret’s Retirement from Villa Maria

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

For 11 years Mary Margaret Murphy has been the caseworker at Villa Maria in El Paso, accompanying and guiding women through transition from homelessness, addiction, mental illness and incarceration to stability and wellness. As she prepared to retire, Villa Maria gave her a party, and the Rio Grande Catholic came to interview her. Mary Marg…

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Can Loretto Help Guatemalan Sisters Learn English?

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / May 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Holy Family sisters in Guatemala have asked Loretto to help them learn English and teach English in their schools. It is a daunting request, and the Guatemala Sister Community Committee has been chewing on it. Besides speaking Spanish, many sisters speak French and one of the indigenous languages. So, English would be their fourth…

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Kim Klein Publishes New Edition

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Co-member and veteran fund raiser Kim Klein has just published the seventh edition of her classic book, Fundraising for Social Change. For more than 30 years, Fundraising for Social Change has been the hands-on guide to raising money from individuals. With a specific focus on grassroots organizations working for justice, it is one of the…

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