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A Day of Fun for the LEWP

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /

By Maria Daniel Some of the members of Loretto Empowering Women in Pakistan share a meal of biryani, a rice with veggies and chicken dish, on their outing together with Loretto’s Pakistan sisters.(Photo courtesy of Maria Daniel)[/caption]Recently, Samina Iqbal, Nasreen Daniel and I took the women’s group of the sewing class, Loretto Empowering Women in…

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A Secret Garden: The Motherhouse Courtyard Ecosystem

By Joy Jensen SL / April 1, 2018 /

Editor’s note: Joy has written a series of four articles to inform us about the ecosystem at the Motherhouse. In this issue, we will present the first two. Look for the following two articles in the next two issues of Interchange. A gray squirrel scampers up the trunk of the tree in the courtyard outside…

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Loretto Takes Part in U.N.’s 62nd Conference on the Status of Women and Girls

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2018 /
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Loretto History Through Comics

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson Throughout their 200-year history, Lorettos have seen the importance of sharing their past. Numerous Sister of Loretto have used their writing talents to record the history of their community through books, articles, pamphlets, and more. One unique way that stories about Loretto have been told are in the form of comics. Two…

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Loretto’s Second Century

By Loretto Community / March 21, 2018 /

“A Century of Change,” a book initiated by PJ Manion with the writing of 20 Loretto community members, was published just in time for the 2012 Loretto Jubilee. Judi Jennings, Executive Director of the Kentucky Women’s Foundation, had this to say: This book is a shining beacon to all who are engaged in the quest…

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Our Second Archivist, M. Matilda Barrett

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2018 /

By Katie Santa Ana In June of 1968, author Paul Horgan wrote to Sister Mary Luke Tobin SL: “I have never forgotten the kindness and generosity of my reception at Loretto; and Sister Matilda’s lovely enthusiasm, her warm eagerness to help a fellow-scholar, and her imaginative search for materials touched me greatly. Even since I…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Spring 2018

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2018 /
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Building Relationship Through Loretto Presence

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2018 /

By Kay Carlew and Maria Visse Editor’s Note: In 2016 the Ghana Sister Committee realized that for the two communities, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST) and Loretto, to deepen their relationship, it was time for Loretto Community members to visit Ghana. Previously, sisters from the FST Community visited here and became acquainted…

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Racial Justice and the Imagination’: Seeing Our Way in the Dark

By Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL / March 1, 2018 /

More than 50 Loretto Community members and friends gathered at the Loretto Center in Denver Jan. 27 to hear Christopher (Chris) Pramuk present a reflection on “Racial Justice and the Imagination.” Pramuk, a professor of theology at Regis University and a Merton scholar, is the author of several books, most notably Hope Sings, So Beautiful:…

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Sister Community Committee for Guatemala Gives Trip Report

By Irma Avila SL / March 1, 2018 /

On Jan. 22, Mary Ann McGivern, Connie Newton and I went to La Escuela Sagrada Familia – Zona 10 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. During our visit, we shared the reality of that school. The Sisters of the Holy Family who are directly involved with the school and live in community there are Elena, Odilia, Regine…

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Mission: Motherhouse Land Contributes to Climate Solutions

By Susan Classen CoL / March 1, 2018 /

I am intrigued by what I am learning about the role of land in mitigating climate change. Actually, challenged would be more accurate. I have been actively involved in fighting climate change for years, and my social activism has taken many forms. I resist pipelines, participate in lobby days, attend marches, write letters and sign…

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“A small spot of land …” (Part 1)

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2018 /

By Betty Lyn Parker The Heritage Center has a beautifully conserved print of Little Loretto, the original home of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.  My second encounter with this engraving began around 2014 at my previous job, when the image of a hand-colored version was contributed to the Kentucky Online…

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