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Volunteer Program Wins Leadership Award

By Loretto Community / July 12, 2013 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community’s Loretto Volunteer Program will receive and accept the Call To Action Leadership Award this November. This award, conferred by the Call To Action board of directors at the annual Call To Action conference, honors groups and individuals who embody leadership for justice in the Catholic Church. Congratulations to all current and former…

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Loretto for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

By Loretto Community / July 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Val Novak Interchange Online The Loretto Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LA/CC) encourages Community members to continue to press for support of comprehensive immigration reform. On June 27, the Senate voted to pass an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws. Fourteen Republicans joined with 68 Democrats to approve Senate Bill 744 on comprehensive immigration reform. At the…

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Film Review: Set My Hands to Heal

By Loretto Community / June 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

Set My Hands to Heal / Dar Mis Manos Para Sanar by Mary Ann McGivern Interchange Online Loretto sister Ann Manganaro worked in Guarjila, El Salvador from 1987 to 1993 when she died of cancer. She had earned her medical degree at St. Louis University while she lived at Karen House Catholic Worker. Another medical…

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Search for Loretto Roots

By Loretto Community / June 27, 2013 / 1 Comment

by Eleanor Craig Interchange Online Last fall, Archivist-to-be Eleanor Craig (the author of this article) promised the staff of the Heritage Center that early in her tenure they would take a trip together to Maryland where the pioneer Kentucky Catholics originated. In mid-May, the four of us drove out of the Loretto Motherhouse gates eager…

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Co-Membership in Focus

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2013 / 0 Comments

Maureen Fiedler SL featured Loretto’s vibrant co-membership program in a recent essay in the National Catholic Reporter. “The Evolution of the committed life in the 21st century” (June 8, 2013) explores the changing nature of religious commitment, and lifts up the co-membership program as an example of an alternative to traditional vowed life. “Maybe the…

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Loretto Shareholder Activism Shows Impressive Results

By Loretto Community / May 28, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Mary Ann McGivern Interchange Online Loretto’s Investment Committee submitted a resolution in May to the weapons manufacturer General Dynamics. The resolution called on the directors to develop human rights policy. All the shareholders have the right to vote on the resolutions and generally a vote of 6% or more is considered excellent. A vote…

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“Because love is stronger than death, Ann lives in us.”

By Loretto Community / May 22, 2013 / 1 Comment

By Jeannine Gramick Interchange Online June 6, 2013 was the 20th anniversary of Ann Manganaro’s untimely death at 46 from cancer. Ann was a Sister of Loretto, co-founder of Karen Catholic Worker House in St. Louis, and a physician who dedicated her life to the poor in El Salvador. Even though I never met her,…

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Loretto Celebrates Silver Jubilees

By Loretto Community / May 16, 2013 / 1 Comment

Interchange Online Five Loretto co-members celebrated 25 years of membership this spring: Catherine Bevanda, Theresa Kubasak, Barb Mecker, Bill Roat and Michele Stimac. Enjoy these brief remembrances of five remarkable members of the Loretto family. Loretto Recognizes Catherine Bevanda’s Silver Jubilee By Anna Koop Catherine Bevanda — creative, whimsical and with a great spirit of…

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Founder’s Day Gift of Cecily’s Poetry

By Loretto Community / April 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Mary Ann McGivern Interchange Online Cecily Jones SL has written poetry all her life. She taught English for many years. Then as communications director she edited and published Interchange, the Loretto newsletter for another 16 years. Then she worked in a parish. Today she lives at Loretto Motherhouse where she continues to write poetry.…

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My Experience with Education and Spirituality in Ghana

By Loretto Community / April 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Paige R. Regan (Co-Member in Process) Interchange Online Paige Regan is working this year at Blessed Trinity Leadership Academy – a school in Ghana run by Loretto’s sister community, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity. Paige attended St. Mary’s Academy, a Loretto high school in Denver, and now is in the process of…

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Remembrance of Ann Patrick Ware SL

By Loretto Community / March 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

Ann Patrick Ware SL passed away on February 23, 2013. Below is a remembrance of her life by Loretto member Martha Alderson CoL. Ann Pat’s Version of Ecclesiastes There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under the sun: A time for lolling around eating chocolates and reading trashy novels; a time…

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25 Years of Public Health in Bolivia

By Loretto Community / February 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

CEPROSI, the Center for the Promotion of Integral Health, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on February 15. This health clinic in La Paz, Bolivia was founded by Loretto co-member Dr. Ana Maria Vargas. Sr. Mary Peter Bruce SL shares this brief insight on CEPROSI and its importance to the Loretto Community. by Mary Peter Bruce…

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