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Loretto Circles Keep on Rolling

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
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By the Loretto Outreach Team It is almost a year since the first Loretto Circle at Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis got under way. Since then school faculty…

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‘Religious at the United Nations’ Names Sally Dunne Project Director for Hilton-funded U.N. Initiative

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Older woman smiling gleefully in front of greenery.

By Sally Dunne The informal group of sisters, brothers, priests, and others who represent their respective Catholic religious congregations at the United Nations is called RUN — “Religious at the…

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Loretto Volunteers Complete Their Missions

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Community members posing for a photo by holding one group member horizontally across joyfully.

By Molly Butler July 13 the 2015-2016 Loretto Volunteers captured the hearts of a full Motherhouse conference room through a night of storytelling. The narratives told that night were crafted…

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Traveling Together in Loretto

By Pilar Gonzalez CoL / September 1, 2016 /
A STEM Club celebrating a successful tournament with a group photo.

My Loretto journey has given me nothing but a strong solid Community where I feel supported in my efforts to continue with my mission. I feel loved, no matter what…

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Getting to Know Loretto Academy’s Pilar Gonzalez

By Mary Peter Bruce SL / September 1, 2016 /
Portrait photo of a woman.

It is very interesting how relationships grow in our lives. When I was invited to visit the fifth-grade classroom at Loretto Academy in El Paso, I saw a group of…

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Challenging Papal Doctrine of Discovery: Historic Next Step

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2016 /
A man wearing a blue striped shirt shakes hands with the Pope outdoors.

May 4 was the 523rd anniversary of Inter Caetera, one of several 15th century papal bulls that initiated the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. This doctrine justified colonial seizure “in perpetuity”…

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Ruth Routten’s Journey Continues

By Ruth Routten CoL / July 1, 2016 /
A woman with short grey hair smiling brightly for a headshot picture wearing oval wire-framed glasses and a jungle and animal patterned collared shirt.

My first encounter with the Sisters of Loretto was in 1973 in Saigon, South Vietnam, when I met Mary Nelle Gage and Susan McDonald caring for orphans. I escorted some…

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Delegation to Venezuela: Sowing Food Sovereignty

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
15 women smiling together for a group picture indoors.

By Rox Monterastelli(Editor’s Note: Rox Monterastelli participated in the Task Force on the Americas delegation to meet women confronting economic war by empowering a nation. She offers us a mini…

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Forging Peace Along with Garden Tools

By Patricia Geier CoL / July 1, 2016 /

Zealous NRA members held their 2016 annual convention in Louisville on May 21, spurring into action hundreds of engaged Louisville citizens. We are seeking an alternative to the gun- crazed…

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Loretto Hunger Fund Helps Support Jemez Springs, N.M., Organizations

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
Two women with short grey hair smiling brightly for a picture together on an outdoor balcony with big green trees behind them.

By Sharon Palma Jemez Helping Hands and Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church in the Jemez Springs, N.M., area have been recipients of the Loretto Hunger Fund for several years. The population…

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Loretto Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
7 women smiling together for a group picture while sitting at a dining table indoors.

By Sue Charmley In 1966, 50 years ago, two groups of postulants were received into Loretto’s novitiate. Half of the class had lived in the St. Louis House of Studies…

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Connie Newton Celebrates 25 Years in Loretto

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
A woman with short grey hair smiling brightly for a portrait picture outdoors while she sits on stone stairs.

By Connie Newton In truth, home is where the heart is. That’s Loretto for me …and the Community has many beautiful mobile homes. Because Jesus said something like, “Whoever loves…

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