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A new future for Loretto Heights

By Riedy Clark CoL / November 1, 2023 /
A red stone building featuring a tall tower above the arched entrance. The tower and entrance are framed by two large spruce trees that are only half as tall as the tower.

During the Loretto Heights reunion weekend in June, alumni were able to spend time on the campus. There were tours of Pancratia apartments and the Administration Building. We had lunch…

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The Secret Life of Photographs

By Angela Selter / October 31, 2023 /
Black and white photo of the shadow of a leafy tree on the siding of a building.

I bet that at some point you have looked at an unlabeled photograph and wondered about what exactly its story might be. The classic who, what, when, where, and why…

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All Saints & All Souls: Honoring, Remembering Those Who Have Gone Before Us

By Loretto Community / October 30, 2023 /
An angel and a cross are profiled in front of the setting sun.

Do you keep those holy card remembrances of family and friends who have died? This week, which includes the celebration of  the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, is…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 10/25/2023

By Loretto Community / October 27, 2023 /
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Honoring Sister Susan Carol McDonald

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2023 /
Four people smiling for a group photo, two women on the left and two men on the right.

Last month, Sister Mary Nelle Gage attended a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Akron, Colo., in honor of the late Sister Susan Carol McDonald. St. Joseph’s dedicated a…

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Loretto’s mission work takes many forms around the world

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2023 /
A group of adult Vietnamese adoptees pose for a photo with the Sister of Loretto who served at the orphanage in Vietnam.

Father Charles Nerinckx, priest-founder of the Sisters of Loretto, once wrote, “Imitate the burning zeal of Jesus and Mary.” His words to our early sisters and to us today carry…

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Praise for Pope Francis’ new letter, and a belief in ‘the superpower of hope’

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2023 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on Oct. 11, 2023 Pope Francis’ new climate apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum has given representatives of sister congregations at the United Nations much to…

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Pope Francis meets Jeannine Gramick, US sister known for LGBTQ ministry

By Loretto Community / October 18, 2023 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter on October 17, 2023 “Pope Francis on Oct. 17 held a meeting with an American Catholic sister who had previously been reprimanded by the…

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Happy National Archives Month: A glimpse behind the scenes at the Loretto Heritage Center

By Susanna Pyatt / October 16, 2023 /
Three women sit in an office meeting room sorting papers.

Happy National Archives Month! The archive for the Loretto Community is housed in the Loretto Heritage Center at the Motherhouse. Heritage Center staff wear many hats in doing archival work.…

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Loretto stands in solidarity with the people of the Middle East

By Loretto Community / October 13, 2023 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community has always been committed to working for justice and acting for peace, especially where women and children are concerned. We fervently pray for a peaceful resolution to…

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Loretto at the UN Celebrates the International Day of the Girl

By Loretto Community / October 12, 2023 /

This past week we celebrated the International Day of the Girl (#IDG2023)! Amidst the ongoing global conflict and natural disasters, it was a welcome break to take a moment to…

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Loretto celebrates collaborative work with St. Louis artist and teacher Rudy Torrini

By Loretto Community / October 9, 2023 /
Rudy Torrini stands over a large stone statue laying on the ground. Heavy straps lay about the statue and a workman stands off to one side.

The Loretto Community celebrates the creative minds and hearts of its members. Our authors, poets, sculptors, artists and craftspeople enhance the life of the Community and the wider world with…

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