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A Picture Speaks Volumes!

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

March 16 Nasreen Daniel and other representatives of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in Pakistan will convene for its annual meeting. Nasreen, the only woman on the NCEC, is pictured above at the NCEC meeting last year.

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Loretto Academy Hosts Annual Nun Run

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The senior class at Loretto Academy in El Paso sponsored the Nun Run Feb. 2. The Nun Run has become an annual event to raise money for the Loretto Pakistan Mission. Each senior is asked to recruit 10 or more participants. Some seniors dress as nuns and welcome the competitive runners, non-competitive runners, walkers, family…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

In various parts of the country with a Loretto presence, Loretto members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some sent photos, and others sent in reports of how they observed the day. Their participation in these events is a tribute to the historical importance of Dr. King and the hope that even in these difficult…

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Loretto Committees Sponsor Program on Active Nonviolence

By Jeanne Orrben CoL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Denver Activities Committee and the Loretto Peace Committee sponsored a program on “Active Nonviolence: Our Response to Injustice in Our Time.” Byron Plumley facilitated the conversation. Byron was chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Department at Regis University. In his introduction he suggested that we are the “choir” since we are all committed…

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Black History Month: Memories and Action

By Lillian Moskeland CoL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Black History Month was celebrated in the United States throughout the month of February. It is a month for discussions, acknowledging the work of today, events and remembrance of those who have so often been forgotten or not even identified in history. It also makes us aware of the racism that is too prevalent in…

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‘White’ Christmas 2018

By Marie Ego SL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

For some time now Loretto Community members from the Motherhouse and Louisville have been meeting the 3 p.m. “Sunday Bus” that comes from Texas with immigrants who are going to various places in the northeastern United States. We bring them water, something to eat, warm clothes or blankets and welcome them for about 20 or…

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Social Media Campaign to Highlight Sisters’ Ministries

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Irma Avila will be among those featured in a social media campaign celebrating the myriad ways women religious and their supporters stand up for social justice in our communities. The “Stand with Sisters” campaign will run during National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14) and throughout the remainder of the month. Ministries to be highlighted include…

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Giving to Good Cause

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Note from Alicia Ramirez: I attended the Washington County Democratic Women’s Club Jan. 19 and, as it was ending, the women asked if I could tell them about my upcoming trip to El Paso. After talking about the trip, I told them about our Sunday trips to the Louisville Greyhound Bus Station. One of the…

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Sister Athanasius and the Spirited Wathens

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sometime around 1960, Sister Jean Paul Steube, a Loretto novice, wrote a colorful biography of Sister Mary Athanasius Wathen. In that piece, she shared many delightful stories of Sister Athanasius’s long life. For example, in her last days and weeks, at the age of almost 99, Sister was still receiving guests daily, even though she…

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SMA Alumna Reflects on Volunteer Service at El Paso Shelter for Immigrants

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Isabel Forward On the ride home, as I smelled vaguely of vomit, I thought of the many ways these families had suffered  during their time here – so much so, that even accepting relief from this suffering when it’s offered isn’t always possible. The most difficult part of my experience to process was not…

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By Loretto Community / February 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

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Karen Cassidy Wins Prestigious Prize

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Purpose Prize celebrates people 50 and older who are following their passion to make a difference in the world. Karen Cassidy, executive director of Hildegard House, was one of five women to receive the prize this past December. She began Hildegard House in 2016. Congratulations, Karen!…

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