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JoAnn Gates, Susan Classen Make Vows to God and Loretto

By Eleanor Craig SL / December 1, 2017 /

JoAnn Gates and Susan Classen celebrated their vows to God in the Loretto Community at Loretto Motherhouse Nov. 4. The celebration lasted all day, incorporating elements intimately warm and solemn, familiar and fresh. It was Loretto doing something entirely new, yet the whole day embodied a deep continuity with Charles Nerinckx’s open-ended mandate to Loretto…

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Loretto Stands at the Border to Close the School of the Americas

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Paulette Peterson and Mary Ann McGivern Sixteen Loretto Community members, Volunteers and friends joined the Nov. 9 demonstration to advocate for the closing of the School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Loretto has been present at the School of the Americas Watch in Fort Benning, Ga., since…

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Loretto Mission in Pakistan Empowers Other Women

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Cathy Mueller Our sisters in Pakistan — Maria Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Nasreen Daniel — are busy with several projects, all of which reflect the Loretto mission. Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM asked our sisters to take over St. Anthony School in Green Town, a poor section of Lahore. From 8 a.m. to 1:30…

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Loretto at the UN: Supporting Girls and Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2017 /

When I arrived at the United Nations office a year ago, the first meeting Sally Dunne took me to was the Working Group on Girls (WGG). I joined WGG’s Mission Advocacy Committee and began to visit the offices where diplomats work. These are called missions, oddly enough. We would share our priorities from WGG and…

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Loretto Offers Generous Support to Haiti in Time of Need

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2017 /

By Barbara Wander Loretto’s very generous donation of $10,000 to the Little Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus has come at a time of real need. Although they did not receive a direct hit from the hurricanes, the glancing blows have yet again caused some deaths (both people and animals washed out to…

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Loretto Circle Flourishes with In-Person and Online Groups

By Sandra Hareld CoL / November 1, 2017 /

Loretto’s Outreach Committee continues to find opportunities to respond to those interested in being more connected with Loretto. One way of making those connections, meeting Loretto members and learning more about who we are and what we do, is through the Loretto Circle. The Loretto Circle was started in 2009 when the Loretto Assembly approved…

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Education Continues at the Loretto Motherhouse Farm!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2017 /

By Sharon Kassing Take a minute and conjure up a picture of that teacher who “captured” you: the one who with his/her enthusiasm and curiosity turned you on to an insight or a piece of knowledge which you hadn’t known before. For me, it was an art teacher in grade school, a biology teacher in…

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Special Needs Fund: Promoting Loretto Mission

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

By Sue Rogers The Special Needs Fund, established by the General Assembly of 1973, has been active in promoting Loretto mission for 44 years. The Special Needs Fund has provided a combination of grant funds promoting social change and emergency funding to assist Loretto’s economically disadvantaged neighbors in times of crisis. The 1973 Loretto General…

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Kathleen Corbett Celebrates 50 Years in Loretto

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

By Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen Surrounded by Loretto Community members, friends from her parish and friends from Holy Cross Catholic School where she teaches and has taught for five years, Kathleen Corbett celebrated her 50th Jubilee as a Sister of Loretto. The celebration took place Aug. 19 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral…

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Denver Community Celebrates Cecily’s Life and Work

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

A celebration of the life and work of Cecily (“Peggy”) Jones took place in Denver Aug. 13. About 60 co-workers, collaborators, Community members and other friends gathered at Loretto Center for songs, poetry and storytelling. Pat McCormick and Sue Kenney planned and led the event, and friends and Community members brought food for continuing the…

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#DACA #Here to Stay

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

                                                John and Lillian Moskeland joined Dayton, Ohio, residents who stood in front of Republican Rep. Mike Turner’s offices Sept. 5 to support Dreamers and the Hope Act. Singers, speakers and League…

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California Billboards Feature Kim Klein

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

Kim Klein was featured on billboards in the San Francisco area advertising a Sept. 19 conference on fundraising, Kim’s specialty. The poster at right was at the Embarcadero Muni Stop (trolley stop in San Francisco). There was also one on a bus and one on the outside of a public toilet in the city’s Mission…

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