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Honor Dr. King: End Racism!

By Loretto Community / January 17, 2022 /
Placard reading "Honor King: End Racism!"

A young boy grows up in the era of segregation, a young man is moved into leadership in the civil rights movement, an educated leader works through painful moments believing…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Angela Mary (formerly Sister Stephen Mary) Murphy SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / January 16, 2022 /

Angela Mary Murphy was born in Sterling, Ill., the daughter of Stephen Andrew Murphy and Genevieve Angela Potts.  Angie was very proud that her great grandfather, Henry Potts, was a…

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Job Opening – Communications Coordinator

By Loretto Community / January 12, 2022 /

The Loretto Community is seeking to hire a Communications Coordinator. Our Communications Coordinator will be a key part of our Communications Team! They will work to provide administrative support to…

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Pray, Play and Eat! Soup’s On!

By Loretto Community / January 10, 2022 /
A little girl sits with a bowl of chili. A Christmas trees is behind her and snow can be seen through the windows.

God touches us deeply in the very core of our daily lives, be it in the ways we work, pray, play and, yes, even eat!  In the week ahead on…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Seematter CoL

By Loretto Community / January 8, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Mary Seematter died Jan. 8 at Laclede Groves Senior Care Community in Webster Groves, Mo. She was surrounded by family in her final weeks and days. Mary, 84,…

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Pope Francis thanks New Ways Ministry in recent correspondence

By Loretto Community / January 4, 2022 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter on December 8, 2021 In two letters to New Ways Ministry this year, Pope Francis commended the organization for its outreach to the LGBTQ…

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Star of Wonder: Loretto celebrates Epiphany!

By Loretto Community / January 4, 2022 /
A stained glass window shines with golden stars and a blue and purple background

On the feast of Epiphany of the Lord, we sing “We Three Kings,” the beautiful hymn based on Matthew’s Gospel 2: 1-11. The part of the hymn everyone knows is…

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The Hope of the New Year Begins!

By Loretto Community / December 27, 2021 /
Fireworks backlight the American and Kentucky flags

When the Christmas carols are all sungWhen the Epiphany star is at its brightestWhen the Magi returned safely to their homeWhen the shepherds are back tending their sheepWhen the angels…

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Merry Christmas to All From the Loretto Community: The Story of the Christmas Crèche

By Loretto Community / December 20, 2021 /
A Christmas star on top of a building is profiled against the pinks and purples of the sky at sunset.

Is your crib set up? Years of religious imagination have created Christmas crèches that tell the story of that holy night.  Stories and images frame our traditions giving us a…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 12/16/2021

By Loretto Community / December 16, 2021 /
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“Christmas Always”: A Loretto Heritage Center Christmas Treasure

By Reba Weatherford / December 14, 2021 /
Red book cover. Title reads "Christmas Always and Rosemary's Wish."

The holiday season is once again upon us, and the Heritage Center would like to share one of the many treasures in our collection. The Heritage Center houses a large…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Ann (formerly Sister Ann Maurice) Barrett SL

By Loretto Community / December 13, 2021 /

Sister Ann (formerly Sister Ann Maurice) Barrett died Dec. 13 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky. She was 92 and in the 72nd year of her commitment as a…

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