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Loretto Earth Network News – Spring 2017

By Loretto Community / March 9, 2017 /

Check out the newest issue of LENN below!

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Getting to Know You: Conversations About Loretto Work After Vatican II

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Mary Kay Brannan and Therese Stawowy Does your “bucket list” include reconnecting to Loretto? Would you like to share with new Loretto folks what you were doing after Vatican II? Recently a small group of Outreach Team volunteers met on Zoom to talk about how we might engage in ways to gather more information…

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Loretto Supports National Farm Workers Ministry

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Roxanne Monterastelli Carolyn Jarmillo and Rox Monterastelli represented the Latin America Caribbean Committee at the National Farm Workers Ministry winter board meeting in January at FIRM, Fresno (Calif.) Interdenominational Immigration Ministries. Historically the NFWM board meetings include an action that reflects and supports the work of the ministry. Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United…

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Maureen McCormack Offers Her Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Maureen McCormack As I think about the topic of interfaith dialogue, I realize that most of us grew up in one faith or no faith tradition. Some were part of an interfaith household. Many families protected children from influences of other religious traditions. Stereotypes about different faiths were rampant, including plenty of stereotypes about…

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Loretto Turns Out for Women’s Rights: A Time for Reflections

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

                By Lillian Moskeland Families, husbands, co-members and vowed members of Loretto gathered around the nation to stand for women’s rights. Ninety-six years ago, women suffered to gain equality under the law and today that hard-fought battle seems in danger. The young suffer discrimination for being “feminist” from…

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Jubilee Reflection: A Little Story About a Lifetime Commitment

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /

By Kim Klein Here is a little summary of what I hope I said at my Jubilee after telling the story of meeting Loretto through Vicki Quatmann and making my commitment at Jeannine Swift’s home: I have always had some Bible verse that I focused on, sometimes for a few weeks and sometimes for years.…

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Colleagues & Friends Celebrate Mary Catherine Rabbitt’s Retirement

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /

By Vicki Schwartz With more than 70 professional and personal friends, Mary Catherine Rabbitt celebrated her retirement from Disability Law Colorado Dec. 15, 2016. Testimonials were given by her agency colleagues. Jon Asher, executive director of Colorado Legal Services, and Maureen Farrell-Stephenson, who co-founded the Colorado Center on Law & Policy with Mary Catherine in…

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Loretto Marches in 2017 MLK Marade in Denver

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /
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Relationship of Trust: Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /

By Lillian Moskeland At the close of this past summer, the Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee — Marie Ego, Pauline Albin, Elise André, Betsy Clute and Lillian Moskeland — and the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST) sisters Emily Owusu-Ansah and Veronica Adomako-Manu were joined at the Motherhouse by Barbara Roche as facilitator for four…

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Loretto Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /

By Sue Charmley In 1966, 50 years ago, two groups of postulants were received into Loretto’s novitiate. Half of the class had lived in the St. Louis House of Studies under the guidance of Virginia Williams, while the western postulants had lived on South Wadsworth Boulevard in Denver, under Cecily Jones’ care. As first-year novices,…

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Forging Peace Along with Garden Tools

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /

By Pat Geier Zealous NRA members held their 2016 annual convention in Louisville on May 21, spurring into action hundreds of engaged Louisville citizens. We are seeking an alternative to the gun- crazed culture that has plagued American cities in recent years. In spite of Donald Trump, who was the NRA’s keynote speaker and the…

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The Formation of a Class of Co-Members

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2015 /

By the Study Group CIP Class of 2015 Sometime late in the year 2012, at the suggestion of Mary Ken Lewis, a small group of vowed members from Loretto Motherhouse and prospective co-members who live in the area (including Louisville and Lexington, Ky.) began a study group of I Am The Way. We met once…

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