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Louisville Promotes Health Care for the Medically Uninsured

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /
Three individuals standing together presenting a plaque indoors at a ceremony.

By Sue Charmley “Is there a doctor in the house?” This often-asked question was finally answered with a resounding “Yes!” Dec. 18, 2010, when the Family Community Clinic in Louisville,…

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Loretto Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Untiring Support’ for EarthLinks

By Cathy Mueller SL / December 1, 2016 /
An award being presented at a ceremony with a diverse group of individuals celebrating a collective anniversary.

“One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin.” – John Muir In 1995, when Bette Ann Jaster OP and I were at a Loretto Earth Network retreat in Santa…

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Relationship of Trust: Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /

By Lillian Moskeland At the close of this past summer, the Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee — Marie Ego, Pauline Albin, Elise André, Betsy Clute and Lillian Moskeland — and the…

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2016 Snowmass Retreat Emphasizes Importance of Community

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
Double rainbow over a mountain landscape.

By Julie Popham (Editor’s Note: This was the second retreat sponsored by the Outreach Team in an effort to bring together vowed and co-members of the Loretto Community, co-members-in-process and…

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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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