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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life of Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. The school honored past President Barbara Roche by dedicating the newly remodeled Nerinx library to her in gratitude…

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Welcome New Loretto Co-Member Earna Volk!

By Lisa Reynolds CoL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Welcome to Earna Volk, our newest co-member! Earna was accepted as a co-member March 17. She lives in Lebanon, Ky., and works at the Loretto Motherhouse as the receptionist. She is involved in numerous activities at the Motherhouse and is always available to lend a hand to any and all Community members and visitors. Earna …

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Easter Blessings from the Loretto Community!

By Loretto Community / April 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

“This is the day the Lord has made,Let us rejoice and be glad!” (Ps. 117)

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Meet Keithlee Spangler: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, Washington, D.C.

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Volunteer Program recently hired an assistant Volunteer coordinator in Washington, D.C. Meet Keithlee Spangler! Keithlee (pronouns: they/them/theirs) grew up in St. Louis but has settled in the D.C. area to live in intentional community. After living in four different cities in three years, they relocated to D.C. to work as an advocate on…

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Loretto Back at the Border in 2019

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Mary Jean Friel and Mary Helen Sandoval The Latin America/Caribbean Committee sponsored a trip to the Mexican border at Nogales, Mexico. We led the excursion. Due to the strong support of the administrative team of St. Mary’s Academy (SMA), six staff members were able to participate, and the Loretto Volunteer Program sponsored two women.…

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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If you are not already receiving a newsletter on a topic you would like to follow, we encourage you to use the email addresses listed to…

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A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Documents

By Eleanor Craig SL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last June the Archivists at the Loretto Heritage Center noticed buckling in the hardwood floor beneath the racks of documents. At least one sensitive nose also smelled musty, moldy smells. Investigation in the dark crawl space beneath the building revealed nothing unusual. The summer rains came and the typical Kentucky humidity. The buckling and the…

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Sustainable Intentional Community Gathers at Loretto Motherhouse

By Kathy Wright SL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

During the weekend of Feb. 22-24, the Motherhouse welcomed the Sustainable Intentional Community gathering that included 17 participants plus several other people who joined for an hour or two. Participants included Mary Kay Brannan, Johanna Brian, Susan Classen, Martha Crawley, Andrew Dyrsten, Marie Ego, JoAnn Gates, Dorie Kincaide, Anna Koop, Maureen O’Connell, Dorothy Ortner, Mary…

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Infirmary Community Re-Elects Members of Resident Council

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Betty McWilliams and Mary Peter Bruce January 2018 the Commonwealth of Kentucky added two new regulations affirming the Infirmary Resident Council. One was that the council should elect a president, vice president and secretary. The other was that the Infirmary should provide not only physical care but holistic care. In the spring of 2018…

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Buds and Blossoms Bloom in the Motherhouse Infirmary

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Story by Sue Rogers, photos by Mary Peter Bruce and Peg Jacobs Buds and blossoms abound on the third floor of the Motherhouse Infirmary. North and south sun make the windows ideal for orchids. They have been in bloom since December, and their glory will last until August. Sharon Thompson of the Infirmary housekeeping staff…

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A Reflection on Opening Up

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Melissa Feito, a second-year Loretto Volunteer During opening retreat at the Loretto Motherhouse last August, Loretto Volunteers received this advice: “Seek communities outside of your home community.” It might sound a little pessimistic at first. Aren’t our Loretto communities supposed to be a place where we feel welcomed, supported and loved? As a second-year…

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From Loretto at UN: International Women’s Day 2019

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme was chosen to echo the primary focus of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) taking place March 11-22. The day’s celebrations centered…

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