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Loretto Spotlight Video – Jessie Rathburn CoL

By Loretto Community / June 2, 2023 /

The healing of Earth is directly tied to the healing of our bodies, our selves. Jessie Rathburn Jessie Rathburn, Loretto’s earth education and advocacy coordinator, introduces the Loretto Community Carbon…

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Glimpses of Loretto’s Agricultural Past

By Susanna Pyatt / May 31, 2023 /
Black and white archival photo of two men standing by a large garden.

While the Loretto Heritage Center contains a lot of archival papers that document Loretto’s past, one aspect that is difficult to see in the archives is the history of agriculture…

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Loretto prays for an end to gun violence

By Loretto Community / May 30, 2023 /
A close-up view of a candle flame emitting an orange glow.

June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day We, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, the Mercy Sisters of the…

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Loretto: Fostering excellence in education since 1812

By Loretto Community / May 29, 2023 /
Students in white graduation caps and gowns, and colorful stoles and tassels leap together for joy!

Loretto values education! That statement could have been the headline in newspapers across the United States from our founding in 1812 to today. Former Loretto President Sister Helen Sanders wrote…

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A peek behind the scenes at the Loretto Heritage Center

By Loretto Community / May 22, 2023 /
Black and white photo of a nun in habit looking down at a young girl. They stand next to a spinning wheel in a room surrounded by Christian art and artifacts.

What is it like to work at a museum and archive? This week, the Loretto Heritage Center is giving a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes by highlighting…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Kenneth Lewis SL

By Loretto Community / May 20, 2023 /

Loretto Sister Mary Kenneth Lewis died May 20 surrounded by the Loretto Living Center staff who had cared for her for many years. Mary Ken celebrated her 80th year as…

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History Colorado Recognizes Pancratia Hall Lofts

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2023 /

In late April, History Colorado recognized Pancratia Hall Lofts at their annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for outstanding archaeology and historic preservation projects across Colorado. A huge thank you to Mary Nelle Gage SL…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Gabriel Mason SL

By Loretto Community / May 15, 2023 /

Loretto Sister Gabriel Mason died May 15, 2023, at Loretto Living Center at Loretto Motherhouse, Nerinx, Ky., with her good friend Loretto Co-member Sue Kenney by her side. Gabe was 95 in the…

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Loretto Motherhouse staff shine! Loretto thanks you!

By Loretto Community / May 15, 2023 /
Six women smile from their seats on a golf cart.

This week we continue to highlight the many unique and brilliant “stars” of Loretto that shine at our Kentucky Motherhouse. A little riff on Elizabeth Barrett Browning … How can…

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U.S. Income, Expenditures and The Debt Ceiling

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / May 10, 2023 /

U.S. Income 2022: The income of the United States is basically what is brought in through taxes and fees on individuals and corporations plus FICA (Federal Income Contributions Act). We…

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Loretto joins with nearly 30 women religious congregations to affirm, honor transgender community

By Loretto Community / May 4, 2023 /

Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, on behalf of the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, signed the statement below, which was released on March 31, 2023, Transgender Day of Visibility.  Loretto was one…

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Loretto members share fond memories of ‘‘star” Loretto educators

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2023 /
A woman turns from the chalkboard where she has drawn several figures to smile for the camera.

Recently after reading some books about living in the present moment and being mindful, this quote of the Dalai Lama came to mind: “When educating the minds of our youth,…

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