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LEN Retreat — Saving the Planet Bit by Bit

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2016 /
Women working and conversing together across a table for registration.

By Cathy Hartrich (Editor’s Note: Cathy Hartrich is a member of Loretto Circle, St. Louis, and serves as chairwoman of the theology department at Nerinx Hall High School.) What an…

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Mary Ann Lovett Conquers ‘No-Loretto Land’

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2016 /

Readers of Interchange and Loretto announcements and those who check the committee member lists in the Loretto Directory know Mary Ann Lovett. As she puts it, when she decided to…

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Commonweal Publishes Tribute to Ann Manganaro

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2016 /

In the September issue of Commonweal, Kathleen DeSutter Jordan has written a moving portrait of Ann Manganaro, a Sister of Loretto and a physician who lived and worked in El…

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Surprised by Beauty

By Roberta Hudlow SL / September 1, 2016 /
Green Park and Pond on University Campus with ducks.

There is a soft spot of ecological and low-tech beauty behind Webster University’s multiple-rise parking garage on Garden Avenue. It is a low marshy area that planners at the university…

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Loretto Goes to World Humanitarian Summit 2016

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Five diverse individuals smiling together for a photo.

By Theresa Kubasak “I’ve been at the Summit for two days and this is the best thing I’ve heard! We need to listen to refugees. Everyone in Europe should be…

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President Signs Letters in Name of Loretto

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / September 1, 2016 /

Pearl McGivney signs a lot of letters on behalf of the Loretto Community. Like the rest of us, she receives email requests to sign letters and petitions, and , like…

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Loretto Circles Keep on Rolling

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Three women standing and smiling together for a photo indoors.

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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