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Havern School — Fifty Years and Counting

By Marlene Spero SL / May 1, 2017 /

The 2016-2017 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Havern School. Located in Littleton, Colo., Havern is a Loretto-founded-and-sponsored school that officially opened its doors in September…

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Supporting Women and Girls: Update from the United Nations

By Beth Blissman CoL / May 1, 2017 /
A large group picture of many people smiling indoors.

I wish to express my deep gratitude to all within Loretto who have expressed support of this important mission of our Community. I’m still a bit overwhelmed after attending the…

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Sisters of Loretto to Sell St. Louis Loretto Center Property to Nerinx Hall

By Loretto Community / April 10, 2017 /

April 10, 2017 – The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross, in conjunction with Nerinx Hall Board of Directors, today announce that Loretto plans to sell its…

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Fine Art Shows Feature Talent of Jeanne Dueber

By Mary Swain SL / April 1, 2017 /
Two women smiling with a small silver sculpture at a gallery event inside.

Jeanne Dueber won the Second Place Merit Award Feb. 25 in the Owensboro, Ky., Art Guild’s 55th Juried Exhibition. Forty-nine artists, each with one or two pieces, entered the exhibition.…

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Tobin House: Keeping an Open Door

By Claudia Calzetta SL / April 1, 2017 /
A white house with blue detailing surrounded by green trees and grass on a sunny day.

Everything happened so fast at the annual mid-year retreat for the St. Louis Volunteers. We were enjoying a beautiful sunny day at Rockhaven retreat center. It was a relaxing weekend,…

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Loretto Motherhouse Hosts Succession Planning Discussion

By Kathy Wright SL / April 1, 2017 /

Eleven sisters who serve in administrative positions in LLBI, at the Motherhouse or in a sponsored ministry along with some of the younger vowed members gathered at the Motherhouse on…

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Beth Blissman Offers Her First Update from Loretto at the UN

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2017 /
Two women, both wearing glasses, smiling for a selfie.

Since the early 1990s, Loretto has had a presence at the United Nations. In governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status at the United Nations. Building on the work of Pat…

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Loretto Women’s Network: Affirming Rights of Women

By Mary Nelson CoL / April 1, 2017 /

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek.” President…

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Drawing Inspiration, Faith, and Courage from Tucson’s Southside Presbyterian Church

By Eileen Harrington CoL / April 1, 2017 /
A colorful art piece with flower, veggie, and, fruit mosaics in a rainbow color pattering signifying all are welcome at the church.

For the past month, my partner, our dog and I have been in Tucson, Ariz. The original plan was to spend a month here as a sunny, warm alternative to…

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Book Review: Religious Life in the 21st Century: The Prospect of Refounding

By Eileen Harrington CoL / April 1, 2017 /
An abstract landscape book cover: Religious Life in the 21st Century by Diamuid O'Murchu

Religious Life in the 21st Century is a small book, but tightly packed. Diarmuid O’Murchu takes the reader through the “drastic changes — the dying, grieving, chaos and dislocation” of…

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St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae and Staff Help Create Keepsake Books

By Regina Drey SL / April 1, 2017 /
Blonde haired woman with bangs facing camera passionately conversing with brunette woman facing away from the camera indoors.

Remembrances of good times and struggles along with smiles and laughter helped create instant bonds when alumnae and staff from St. Mary’s Academy, Englewood, Colo., and elders who frequently visit…

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Introducing David Edwards, Troubadour to Tots

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2017 /
A man in a plaid shirt and sweater vest playing a guitar for a classroom of children and two teachers all sitting on the ground.

By Cecily Jones One might bestow the honorific “troubadour to tots” on co-member David Edwards because he can be found, guitar slung over his shoulder, playing and singing folk songs…

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