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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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Mary Ann Lovett Returns to Loretto as a Co-member

By Loretto Community / October 17, 2014 /

By Mary Catherine Rabbitt No one has taken the task of becoming a Loretto Co-member more seriously or intently than Mary Ann Lovett! Mary Ann DeBaggio Lovett first met the Sisters of Loretto at St. Ann’s Grade School in Arlington, Va., from which she graduated in 1959. In 1963 she enrolled as a freshman at…

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I Love Mountains Day 2014

By Loretto Community / February 24, 2014 /

By Molly Butler Interchange Online Loretto rallied among the hundreds of Earth-loving Kentuckians and friends that mobilized on February 12th for the ninth annual “I Love Mountains Day.” It was a chilly afternoon in Frankfort, Kentucky but the sun shone bright as multiple generations of activists from across Appalachia marched from the Kentucky River to…

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Celebrate Annie Stevens Final Vows — December 5, 2010

By Loretto Community / April 20, 2011 /

Celebrate Annie Stevens Final Vows— December 5, 2010    

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