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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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Reflection on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / October 2, 2022 /

In 1984, when my brother Joe was diagnosed with Gay Men’s Virus, before it was named AIDS and then identified as HIV, before there was any treatment, I prayed. I…

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Reflection on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / September 4, 2022 /

“Who can know God’s counsel?” asks the book of Wisdom. We are timid and find it very hard to grasp the world around us – except that sometimes, says Wisdom,…

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Hiroshima: A Peace Committee Call for a Community Read

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / August 10, 2022 /

In 1946 The New Yorker devoted an entire edition to publishing John Hersey’s “Hiroshima.” Hersey reported on six residents. They were there in the city and, by turns of fate,…

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Use Your Voice! Call Your Senators!

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 20, 2022 /

The easy way to reach your senator or congressional representative is to call the congressional switchboard (202-224-3121). Call to say you are dismayed at the Supreme Court action on — just about…

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Nuclear Ban Week in Vienna

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / June 15, 2022 /

It’s finally happening, the first Meeting of States Parties to the U.N. Ban Treaty! Eighty-six countries have signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and 61 states have ratified it!…

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César Chávez and Loretto: Seeing the movie

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / October 29, 2020 /

Mary Jean Friel CoL and her three grown children, Nathan, Michael and Carolyn, attended the San Diego premier of the 2014 movie “Cesar Chavez.” During the years the movie covers,…

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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 /

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…

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Loretto Welcomes New Motherhouse Service Coordinator

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 1, 2019 /

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…

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El Paso Celebrates Mary Margaret’s Retirement from Villa Maria

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / September 2, 2018 /

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…

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Can Loretto Help Guatemalan Sisters Learn English?

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / May 1, 2018 /

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…

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