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Mary Margaret Murphy SL

Mary Margaret has celebrated over 56 years as a Sister of Loretto. Throughout this time, her presence has been with the Hispanic Community as a teacher, child care director, advocate for the elderly and community organizer. Recently, she resigned after working 12 years as a case manager at a homeless shelter. She was then elected to the Loretto leadership team and became the coordinator of the Loretto Volunteer Program in El Paso, Texas.
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Praying for Ukraine

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / April 11, 2022 /

As members of the Loretto Community, we stand at the foot of the cross with the suffering people of Ukraine. In our individual, unique way may we be united in offering our collective prayers, sacrifices and sufferings…

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The Community Celebrates Terry Franco

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / February 1, 2022 /
Six women sitting and standing together smiling for a photo while conversing.

“I have always felt that my love for God — my ‘quiet times with God’ came from Loretto. I always felt a connection, but never understood the impact the sisters…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Jean (formerly Sister M. Francis Ann) Kelley SL

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / May 30, 2021 /
A woman with short grey hair and glasses smiling brightly while laughing in a headshot picture wearing a blue collared blouse and a white jacket.

Jean would often say to me, Mary Margaret, people don’t  really know me.  I said I will tell them.  So let me begin.    Dr. Kurstin arrived in the nick of…

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Desperate Times Turn into Heartfelt, Overflowing Gratitude

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / February 1, 2018 /

Early in 2017, because of funding priority changes, Villa Maria was faced with a $60,000 budget deficit. The pass-through HUD funds that come to the City of El Paso were…

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