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RPF Committee Helps Community Move Forward

By Barbara Nicholas SL / November 1, 2016 /

Responsible Planning for the Future (RPF) is the name of a new committee suggested in 2015 by the Community Forum and affirmed by the Forum in 2016. One of the…

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Loretto Academy’s Little Theater Shines Again

By Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen SL / November 1, 2016 /
A grand theatre entrance with large wooden doors and blue mosaic detailed with shooting stars and planets.

Great news for the Loretto Academy! For many years (1976-1999) Frances Ratermann taught music at Loretto Academy. That meant that she also directed the musicals. When I arrived at Loretto,…

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Former Volunteers Reconnect at Loretto Motherhouse Retreat

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
A wide variety of individuals collect together for a group picture during a retreat.

Seventeen Loretto Volunteer Program alums participated in a retreat at the Motherhouse over Labor Day weekend. They traveled from diverse places, including New York, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Missouri and Connecticut.…

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The Louie Bluie Festival Offers Diversity Dimensions

By Maureen O'Connell SL / November 1, 2016 /
A trio band preforming with a singer, two guitars, and a fiddle.

My volunteer involvement with an annual festival here in Campbell County, Tenn., called the Louie Bluie Festival is just one of many examples throughout Loretto of efforts to make good…

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First Nerinx Hall High School Loretto Circle Retreat a Success

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
A vibrant group of diverse women collect for a smiling photo outside.

By Noeli Lytton After Beth Blissman finished leading the first Loretto Circle Retreat, she had fired up Nerinx faculty and Loretto Volunteers to connect with Earth more deeply. Oct. 1…

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Congratulations, Helen!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

Interchange joins in congratulating Helen Santa-maria, who is a 2016 Woman of Impact in El Paso. She was honored in September at the El Paso Country Club.

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Well Done, Interfaith Voices!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

Sept. 24 Interfaith Voices was awarded first place in the radio/podcast category at the annual awards banquet of the Religion News Association. The award was specifically for a story on…

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Stro’s Banners Reflect Message of Border March

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

A vibrant group of 11 representing Loretto attended the October marches and rallies at the Convergence at the Border of Nogales, Mexico, and Sonora, Ariz. Events took place on both…

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Could Loretto’s Mission Extend to a Woodland Burial Place?

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
Sunlit woods.

By Cecily Jones Could the desire of some Loretto Community members for a nature (“green”) burial in the Motherhouse woods develop into a new aspect of Loretto’s mission of reaching…

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Money for Mission: When Will We Spend It?

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / November 1, 2016 /

At out Zoom Assembly in September, the Finance Committee asked us how we would like to spend money for mission. There was a splendid array of creative answers, all heartfelt…

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Marian Middle School Answers Question ‘What About the Girls?’

By Barbara Roche SL / October 1, 2016 /
Classroom of young girls using computers with a teacher smiling at the camera.

LCWR, MMS Come Together for Girls Aug. 27 the local St. Louis Area LCWR invited Marian Middle School President Mary Elizabeth Grimes to make a presentation at its annual workshop…

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George McShea Fits Well Into Loretto

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2016 /
Joyful pastor headshot.

George McShea is not new to Loretto. That, however, is common among new co-members. Friends, relatives and co-workers are drawn to Loretto. In George’s case, he is the husband of…

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