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Loretto Spotlight: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Loretto Community / December 12, 2013 / 0 Comments

Loretto members at the St. Louis Loretto Center celebrated today’s feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with Mass and created a beautiful shrine to Mary. Shown by the shrine from left are Concha De La Cruz SL and Val Novak SL. Concha is wearing a Mexican tilma like the blanket-like mantle worn by St. Juan Diego upon which an image of Mary appeared in 1531. Concha and Val helped to plan the Dec. 12 feast day celebration along with Irma Avila. The icon of Our Lady was painted by Gabriel Mary Hoare SL. It is surrounded by roses in honor of the feast’s tradition, with a backdrop of colorful Mexican cloth serapes.

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Standing with the Survivors at Peshawar

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Maria Daniel
Interchange Online

Nobody knew the sunrise of September 22, 2013 would be the last one for over 200 Christian men, women and children taking part in a Thanksgiving meal at All Saints Church in Peshawar. Samina, Nasreen and I drove with many others from Faisalabad to stand with them.

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Loretto Spotlight: Imelda Therese Marquez SL

By Loretto Community / November 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

Imelda Therese Marquez SL, a resident at the Denver Loretto Center, does the flower arrangements for the dining room and chapel. Her interest in lovely things is lifelong. In 1979, after teaching chemistry and math for 25 years, I.T. (as she is now known) thought she needed a respite from the classroom.

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Loretto Voices: Femicide in Guatemala

By Loretto Community / October 24, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Alice Kitchen
Interchange Online

Loretto co-member Alice Kitchen traveled to Guatemala in August with the Guatemala Human Rights Commission and offers this reportback. This is part 2 of her report; for more context on this trip, read her first dispatch here.

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Loretto Supports the Arms Trade Treaty

By Loretto Community / October 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Eileen Harrington, Loretto Peace Committee
Interchange Online

Did You Know International Trade of Bananas is More Regulated than International Weapons Traffic? That’s why the Loretto Women’s Network, Peace Committee, Guatemala Committee, Latin American and Caribbean Committee, and Loretto at the UN are teaming up to convince the US Senate to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty.

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Some Blackboards Should Never Be Erased

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Donna Day
Interchange Online

In 1874, 24 years after Loretto Sisters came to the St. Louis area, Loretto Academy on Lafayette Street was opened and began an important presence in the inner city. It quickly grew in students, faculty and curriculum. In its day, hundreds of students sat before these blackboards, learning and loving their Loretto Academy.

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Still Standing with Farmworkers

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann McGivern
Interchange Online

The National Farmworker Ministry (NFM) held a gala to honor Director Virginia Nesmith’s retirement. Loretto co-member Mary Jean Friel chaired the gala committee. Co-member Carolyn Jaramillo, who represents Loretto on the NFM board, chaired the decorations committee. It was a great day and the gala raised over $30,000 for the NFM.

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Welcome Back, Class of 1963!

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Eleanor Craig
Interchange Online

With a great deal of enthusiasm, fourteen of the thirty-six members of the Novitiate class of 1963 reunited at Loretto Motherhouse over the Labor Day weekend, grateful to Maureen O’Connell and committee for months of finding people and planning activities.

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Motherhouse Continues on Path Toward More Sustainable Farming

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Eleanor Craig
Interchange Online

The Loretto Motherhouse Coordinating Board and Services Coordinator have announced a decision which will significantly strengthen Loretto’s ability to plan a sustainable future for the farm and land at Loretto’s traditional “home place” in Marion County, Kentucky. At its meeting on August 30th, the Coordinating Board approved the establishment of a new position at Loretto Motherhouse, the Director of Farm and Land Development.

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Jubilarian Grateful for Opportunity to Serve

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Matt Myers
Interchange Online

Maureen Fiedler celebrated her 50th jubilee of religious life on Saturday, September 15th at St. Andrew Church near Washington, DC. Friends and colleagues participated in an interfaith prayer celebration punctuated with reflections by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder-Dobb, Dr. Mary Hunt, C. Naseer Ahmad, and Jeannine Gramick, SL.

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Guatemalan Women in Resistance

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Alice Kitchen
Interchange Online

On August 3rd, a “Women in Resistance” delegation lead by the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission (GHRC) landed in Guatemala City for an 8 day visit to meet with women leaders. Loretto member Alice Kitchen reports on the experience.

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Bob Ernst Celebrates Co-Membership Commitment

By Loretto Community / September 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Mary Ann McGivern
Interchange Online

What Do I Know of Territory, God? That’s the question Bob Ernst posed on the cover of the program for his Celebration of Commitment as a Loretto Co-Member September 1, 2013. He began by welcoming the community and saying, “I stand before you as a seeker of God’s ways, God’s dream, a cosmic traveler with his feet on the ground, a simple man…”

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