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A Surprising Call

By Loretto Community / January 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

Sunday Jan. 13 marked the beginning of National Vocation Awareness Week, a week set aside by the Church in the United States to promote vocations to religious life, the deaconate and the priesthood. In the spirit of this week, Liz Deines SL offers us her vocation story. Sometimes life sends you surprises. At least that’s…

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God Has Opened New Doors

By Loretto Community / January 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

This week is National Vocations Awareness Week, and we are celebrating by honoring the vocations stories of two sisters who joined the community in recent years. Our first story, told by Liz Deines SL, is available here. Now, we hear from Annie Stevens SL, who professed her final vows in 2010. This interview first appeared…

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Welcome New Co-members

By Loretto Community / December 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community is proud to welcome three new co-members this month. Co-members of Loretto are women and men of many faith traditions who live the spirit and mission of Loretto through individual mutual commitment. We are grateful and honored that Martha, Jeanne and Roxanne are joining the Community. Welcome! Martha Crawley of Denver, a…

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Denver’s Loretto History Exhibit

By Loretto Community / December 4, 2012 / 0 Comments

The Denver Public Library has a wonderful exhibit on Loretto history on display through March 2013. You are invited to take this online tour with us – narrated by Bertha Lynn, Denver’s Channel 7 anchor.

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Remembering the Deceased

By Loretto Community / November 27, 2012 / 0 Comments

On November 10, members of the Loretto Community in St. Louis visited Calvary Cemetery — commemorating the deceased members of the current year and the 286 Sisters of Loretto who are interred there. The event celebrated our Sisters’ service to the St. Louis area as Loretto prepares to begin its third century.

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Loretto History on NPR

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

Tune in to Loretto history! This week, Interfaith Voices public radio show featured a segment on the history of the Loretto Community – and you can hear it online. Maureen Fiedler SL, host of Interfaith Voices, takes listeners to the Loretto Motherhouse, where she sits down with Eleanor Craig SL and Cecily Jones SL to…

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Mary Rhodes Award Winners 2012

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

On July 20, the Loretto Women’s Network hosted a celebration of the Mary Rhodes Award, which was conferred on three outstanding women who work for justice and act for peace. The event was held at Nerinx Hall’s Haegney Theater as part of the Jubilee Year Assembly. Pictured [left to right]: Colleen Mary Mallon, OP, accepting…

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Writings on Earth Consciousness

By Loretto Community / May 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

Loretto writers contributed two articles to the spring 2012 edition of Human Development magazine, under the theme of “Earth Consciousness.” We invite you to read them here. Linking People at Risk with Earth at Risk by Betty Ann Jasper, O.P. and Cathy Mueller, S.L. “EarthLinks started during a walk on the beach in 1995. We…

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A Jubilee Celebration in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / April 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

On March 23, our sisters in Pakistan held a celebration mass to honor the 200th Jubilee of the Sisters of Loretto. The mass took place a Loretto-run school, St. Albert School in Faisalabad, and was presided by Archbishop Joseph Coutts. The mass was prepared by the Sisters of Loretto and the school staff, with music…

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In the News: Webster Honors Sr. Barbara Roche…

By Loretto Community / February 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Webster-Kirkwood Times December 16, 2011. Available online here. The city of Webster Groves recently honored Sr. Barbara Roche, president of Nerinx Hall, declaring December 2 as Sr. Barbara Roche Day. Mayor Gerry Welch presented Sr. Barbara with a proclamation at a special ceremony held at Nerinx Hall on Friday, December…

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In the News: Anna Barbara Sakurai CoL

By Loretto Community / February 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

Anna Barbara Sakurai CoL was lovingly remembered in the New York Times Magazine Christmas edition, “The Lives They Loved,” which tells the stories of people who passed away in 2011. This photo was from her days as a Loretto sister, as a professor at Webster University. The remembrance and photo were submitted by Benjamin Ola.…

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Jubilee History: The Road to El Paso

By Loretto Community / January 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

By Sr. Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen, SL, president of Loretto Academy in El Paso, TX. This article is part of a weekly series on Loretto history, printed in the El Paso Times this year. The series is available here. The road that led the Sisters of Loretto to Santa Fe and then El Paso began…

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