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Byron Plumley Busy in Retirement

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /
A portrait photo of a man in a collared shirt and glasses in front of a book shelf.

By Byron Plumley Here I am in my 70th year reflecting on my next step after retirement from Regis University, and Loretto is filled with opportunities for involvement. During the…

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Semi Overturns Near Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /
Overturned semitruck on tree lined road.

Recently a semi carrying diesel fuel ran off the road, overturned and spilled nearly 7,000 gallons of fuel. Sister Anndavid Naeger reported the fuel quickly reached bedrock, then spread like…

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Hugging Mother Nature

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /
Four women smiling and posing while hugging a lush tree.
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Loretto-Ghana Identity Statement

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /

Preamble My work is loving the world. Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. Mary…

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Relationship of Trust: Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee

By Lillian Moskeland CoL / December 1, 2016 /
A diverse group of religious women, from Ghana and the US standing and smiling together for a photo at a committee meeting.

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 Daughters of the…

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Gun Control Measures Pass

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /

From the Peace Committee A California referendum called for background checks for anybody who wants to purchase bullets — and it passed! This is the first control on ammunition in…

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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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