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Mary Ellen McElroy SL

Mary Ellen McElroy has been a Sister of Loretto since 1958 and currently lives in Denver. She serves on the Loretto Link Board and is a member of the Spirituality/Contemplative Working Group. Mary Ellen is also a member of the Emerging Forms Group. Her latest ministry since 2000 is spiritual direction, which continues to be her favorite. One of her favorite pastimes is conversing with others about things that keep emerging in our lives. Her favorite saying is "It is what it is, and ain't any isser!"

What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / November 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

A continuation of the discussion inspired by Ilia Delio taken from LCWR’s “Occasional Papers,” Summer 2012. Last month we were reminded by Ilia that we are living in an expanding…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / October 1, 2022 /

Recently I came across a copy of the “Occasional Papers,” a publication of LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious), summer 2012. The theme of this issue, mystery unfolding, raised my…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / September 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

Many people in the world today are recognizing that the dominant world-view of disconnection — that we are separate from each other and the natural world — is no longer…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / July 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

Some of the oldest recorded spiritual teachings known to humanity are the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the “Tao Te Ching,” and from ancient India, the “Vedas” and “Upanishads,” as…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / May 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

The winter 2021 issue of LCWR’s “Occasional Papers,” entitled “God’s Infinite Vision,” is dedicated to our call to see the world as God sees it. Gabriele Uhlein’s article* “Collectively Seeking…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / April 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

April is a lovely month with spring freshness popping up all around us offering countless opportunities to experience the awe and wonder of new life bursting forth. Of course, April…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / March 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

In her book entitled “The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Ilia Delio takes us on a love journey that challenges us to re-examine how…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / February 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

One of the highlights at Assembly 2021 was the keynote address presented by Teresa Maya, who prefers to be called Teri. Using the theme of the Assembly, “Seeing with the…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / December 1, 2021 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

During the past few months, the Loretto Community has been given the opportunity to become more involved in the needed changes in the government section of I Am the Way,…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / November 1, 2021 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

Often we become aware of new ideas, challenges or inspirations that suddenly emerge in our lives and demand our attention. One of these inspirations came to us in the September…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / October 1, 2021 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

During the past several years the Loretto Community has experienced profound changes. So much of what shaped our life is gone and the experience of endings, loss and confusion often…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / September 1, 2021 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

In July, many of the Loretto Community members and others participated in a retreat sponsored by Loretto Link — the theme was “Seeing with New Eyes” or “Seeing with the…

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