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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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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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