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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Ann (formerly Sister Charles Loretto) Coyle SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 15, 2019 / 1 Comment

            Mary Ann Coyle was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 1, 1925.  Her parents were Charles L. Coyle and Loretta Teatum Coyle, both Catholic and lifetime residents of Des Moines. Mary Ann attended the local Catholic schools, staffed by BVM Sisters. After graduation from St. Joseph High School, Mary Ann worked at an insurance company…

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Exciting Beginnings for San Antonio Sister-Schools — and St. Anthony, Lahore, Pakistan

By Mary Ann Lovett SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This article is an update to the initial article in the December 2018 issue of Interchange. It gives us a view of the great progress the sister-schools in San Antonio, Texas, and Lahore, Pakistan, have achieved.) There are many possible ways to connect sister-schools between St. Anthony School, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and Rolling…

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Exploring Gender Justice: From #MeToo to #WeToo

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

At the recent U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (March 2019), Loretto at the UN co-sponsored a parallel event entitled “Breakthrough in Transforming Patriarchy: The Promise of Gender Equity and Reconciliation.” We co-sponsored this event with an organization that I had encountered at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto called Gender…

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In the ‘Land of Knobs’

By Joy Jensen SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you drive to Bardstown, Ky., on Route 49 from Loretto, you will see a high, cone-shaped hill rising from the surrounding trees near the hamlet of Holy Cross. Everyone calls it Rohan’s Knob. Upon seeing it, you will know that you are in the Knobs ecologic subregion. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,…

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Loretto Attends Presentation by Harvard Divinity School Fellows

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lisa Reynolds and Sally Maresh Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, the two Harvard Ministry Innovation Fellows who were part of the Emerging Forms presentation at our 2017  Assembly, spoke in Denver April 17, on “Responding to the Needs Of Millennials: ‘How We Gather.’ The Harvard Women’s Studies in Religion hosted their talk.  The…

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SMA Students Spend Spring Break at Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Christine Boss St. Mary’s Academy selected several girls to participate in a trip from Denver to the Loretto Motherhouse over spring break. It was the first time that the AP (Advanced Placement) environmental science students had an opportunity to travel to the Motherhouse. The trip’s intent was for us to learn more about the…

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Kay DeMarea Celebrates Her 70th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kay DeMarea celebrated her 70th Jubilee April 25 at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. She was joined by her housemate and friend, Suzanne Reasbeck. They both enjoyed the delicious celebration meal at the Motherhouse following the April 25 Jubilee/Foundation Day Mass. Kay said that ‘everything had been worth it, and they had been wonderful years.’…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Summer 2019

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Mary Katherine Hammett Celebrates Her 75th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: The following are remarks on Mary Katherine Hammett given April 25, 2019, at the Motherhouse by her niece, Jane Hammett O’Gorman.) By Jane Hammett O’Gorman Mary Katherine’s younger brother, John “Johnny” Hammett, wasn’t able to travel from Kalispell, Mont., to attend MK’s jubilee. When asked to share some family stories about MK, Johnny…

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Genevieve Cavanaugh: ‘Inspiration to All’

By Liz Perez SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

In my brief interview with Genevieve, she told me she was taught by the Sisters of Loretto in Kansas City, Mo., throughout all of grade school and high school.  (Eleanor Craig confirmed that she attended Loretto Academy in K.C.).   I asked her, “So you decided your senior year to enter Loretto?”  She answered, “No,…

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On Foundation Day, Loretto Motherhouse Celebrates Jubilarians

By Kathleen Tighe SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note:  On April 25, 2019, Foundation Day, the Loretto Motherhouse Community celebrated Jubiliarians Genevieve Cavanaugh (80th), Mary Katherine Hammett and Kathleen Tighe (75th Diamond Jubilees), and Kay DeMarea (70th). Kathleen’s celebratory remarks follow below.) Welcome to all! I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful Loretto Community here at the Motherhouse. They are tremendous women, each…

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The Art of Being Useful

By Roberta Hudlow SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

As Loretto members demonstrate and march, Robert Strobridge (Stro) is with us in his well-made, colorful banners. They draw attention to the cause and announce the presence of the Loretto Community. Wherever Loretto members use them, they are noticed and photographed. His banners have been at demonstrations from our southern border to Standing Rock. We…

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