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Newest co-members bring a spirit of service, share in spirituality & enrich community ties

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Molly Kammien Accepted as a co-member on December 8, 2018 Molly has a long history with Loretto. Her great aunt Elizabeth Ann Compton was a Sister of Loretto, her mother Ann Kammien is a co-member, and her grandmother was a graduate of Nerinx High School, a Loretto school. Molly also attended Nerinx, where she gained…

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Award-winning Infirmary puts needs of residents first

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

The Resident Council at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary seeks to understand better the needs of residents and improve quality of life. The Council, made up of Loretto Community members and lay residents, holds elections annually, with officers beginning their terms on January 1 each year. Since instituting the Council, we have seen a doubling in…

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Havern School alive with Loretto’s legacy

By Christina Manweller / February 28, 2020 /

How can we serve our Community? Havern School has always been on the cutting edge of educating children with learning disabilities. The Denver-area Sisters of Loretto opened the school in 1966, after Sisters Barbara Schulte and Dorothy Hurley were educated in how to teach in this newly-developing field. At the time, learning disabilities, as they…

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Sister Judy Popp in her 47th year helping families make ends meet

By Christina Manweller / February 28, 2020 /

In the early seventies, Judy Popp SL spent a year at the Motherhouse, thinking she would return to teaching the following year. Instead, when a social work posi-tion opened up at the nearby Abbey of Gethsemani, she applied. She was hired and hasn’t looked back. Judy spends an hour in her office three times a…

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Loretto at the border

By Mary Jean Friel CoL / February 28, 2020 /

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) has been on the front lines of the immigration crisis for many years at the Arizona border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico. LACC’s Border Experience provides interested groups the opportunity to witness the plight and the experience of U.S.-detained immigrants who have fled violence in Central America. Border Experience…

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“Shahnaz changed after her husband’s death…”

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 28, 2020 /

Daim is in class four in our school in Lahore. He is 13 years old but his height is only two-and-a-half feet. His parents were getting medicine for him for his height but last year his father died of a sudden heart attack. His mother is illiterate and there is no source of income for…

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Notes & News – Winter 2020

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Sisters of Loretto honored in El Paso The Option for the Poor Award was given in recognition of the sisters’ many years of service “Working for Justice and acting for Peace in the El Paso Diocese.” At the ceremony in El Paso, Texas, in November, Helen Santamaria SL gave the keynote, a reflection on the…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 2/25/20

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2020 /
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Loretto Shares Ecological Lenten Guide Focusing on Our Relationship, Responsibility to Earth

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2020 /
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We would like to share with you the “Lenten Reflection Guide 2020: A Journey Toward Ecological Conversion.” This Lenten resource was created by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. It may be used individually or in small groups, providing opportunities for reflection, prayer and the renewal of your spirit as you face the challenging realities…

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Loretto’s Changing Habits

By Loretto Heritage Center / February 20, 2020 /
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By Susanna Pyatt Come to the Heritage Center to check out our latest museum update! We’ve added a digital interactive about the history of the habit of the Sisters of Loretto. In the past two centuries since the community was founded, the Sisters have had four major alterations to the style of their habit and…

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Loretto Respects the Nearer and Farther Neighbor

By Loretto Community / February 16, 2020 /

Respect for all. That’s the Loretto way. We are all God’s children. We reach out to our neighbors near and far and welcome all to our table. Loretto’s constitutions state, “It is important that nothing in our lives cuts us off from other human beings. Rather, we try to live so that everything about us,…

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Loretto Motherhouse hosts “Bernheim Under Threat Roadshow”

By Loretto Community / February 12, 2020 /

The Loretto Community will host the “Bernheim Under Threat Roadshow” from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Conference Room at Loretto Motherhouse, 515 Nerinx Road in Nerinx, Ky. The event will focus on the proposed LG&E natural gas pipeline and its impact on Bernheim Forest. The presentation is free and open to…

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