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What Is Emerging?

By Loretto Community / August 1, 2022 /
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by Mary Ellen McElroy Some of the oldest recorded spiritual teachings known to humanity are the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the “Tao Te Ching,” and from ancient India, the…

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Nerinx Post Office Finds a New Home

By Loretto Community / July 31, 2022 /
Bake House at the Motherhouse, circa 1924.

by Michael Bickett, Motherhouse Service Coordinator The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actually made the call. Once the Supreme Court decided the government could require COVID-19 vaccinations for…

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Teens Lend A Hand At The Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / July 31, 2022 /
Students from Denver, El Paso and St. Louis

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, students from Loretto Academy, Nerinx Hall and St. Mary’s Academy visited the Motherhouse campus for a week of service and camaraderie.…

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Tales from the Ledgers: Bartering in Early Loretto Academies

By Loretto Community / July 28, 2022 /
Photo of 1887 ledger listing cost of tuition and books, and a payment of $41.25 - "By Sheep"

By Katie Daugherty The Heritage Center is thrilled to welcome Katie Daugherty as our 2022 summer intern. Katie comes from Sylva, NC, where she is Head of the Circulation Department…

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Loretto Roots: Loretto’s Involvement with Enslaved Persons and Educating Indigenous Children

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

We cannot go back, we can only go forward,in a cyclical manner.” Kylan Jacobs, Osage Nation Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL assigned Annie Stevens SL and Libby Comeaux CoL a…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 7/25/2022

By Loretto Community / July 25, 2022 /
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Loretto Members Share Talents, Enriching Lives of Others & Themselves

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /
A woman in a sunhat, sun glasses and shorts leans in with a smile over a burgeoning garden.

The love of God prompts the choices we make as members of Loretto. This love is experienced in us as an action of grace to which we personally respond. “Each…

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Sisters of Loretto continue to educate, even beyond the grave

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /
Fourteen men and women pose in front of the Loretto Heights Cemetery, with the large white crucifix and gravestones visible in the background.

Now that the remains of all 62 Sisters of Loretto have been exhumed from Loretto Heights Cemetery, Loretto leadership recently gave permission to Lauren Hosek, Ph.D., to conduct an analysis…

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US congregations face their complicity in trauma of Native boarding schools

By Loretto Community / July 21, 2022 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on July 21, 2022 Libby Comeaux CoL was interviewed as part of this story. Libby Comeaux, a Loretto co-member who in 2021 co-wrote a…

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Use Your Voice! Call Your Senators!

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 20, 2022 /

The easy way to reach your senator or congressional representative is to call the congressional switchboard (202-224-3121). Call to say you are dismayed at the Supreme Court action on — just about…

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Collaborative Efforts Bolster Loretto’s U.N. Mission

By Loretto Community / July 18, 2022 /

The Loretto Community is recognized as an NGO (non-governmental organization), accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The consultative work is carried out by Loretto at the UN, which…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Evelyn (formerly Sister Evelyn Marie) Houlihan SL

By Loretto Community / July 16, 2022 /

(Editor’s Note: The following is the autobiography of Sister Evelyn Houlihan SL. It has been slightly edited by Eleanor Craig SL. Sister Evelyn died July 16 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in…

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