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The Importance of Mary, Jesus’ mother, to Loretto

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2022 /
A bronze sculpture of a woman looking up and stepping forward with her hands reaching up to the sky. Trees flower behind her.

Hail, daughter of God the Father. Hail, Mother of God the Son.Hail, Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. Hail, Temple of the Blessed Trinity. Excerpt from morning prayer used at…

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Remembrance of the Life of Jane Elizabeth Kosters CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 10, 2022 /

(Editor’s note: Loretto Co-member Jane Elizabeth Kosters died Aug. 10, 2022, in Denver. She would have turned 80 years old Aug. 17.) Jane Kosters began telling us about herself in…

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Hiroshima: A Peace Committee Call for a Community Read

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / August 10, 2022 /

In 1946 The New Yorker devoted an entire edition to publishing John Hersey’s “Hiroshima.” Hersey reported on six residents. They were there in the city and, by turns of fate,…

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In Praise of Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary: All Are Welcome!

By Loretto Community / August 8, 2022 /
People wearing green shirts and N95 masks pose in a multilevel courtyard, holding letters that together read "WE ARE BLESSED."

Our Sisters came to this holy place. We have been led to this holy space. The Spirit, their spirits are here.  From “The Journey,” lyrics and music by Mary Alma…

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Let’s Talk about Nukes

By Karel Disponett CoL / August 3, 2022 /
a banner that says "Remove Nukes from Dangerous Hands"

August 6 marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima by the United States. According to Alliance for Science, “A total of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and…

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‘Gentlemen, if you take the house, you will have to take the sisters also!’

By Loretto Community / August 1, 2022 /
Photo of road sign reading "Pancratia St" with historic Pancratia Hall in the background

With the discovery of gold on the banks of Cherry Creek in Denver in 1864, the Sisters of Loretto in Santa Fe, N.M., were asked by Father Joseph Projectus Machebeuf…

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What Is Emerging?

By Loretto Community / August 1, 2022 /
A graphic of a stream of pink and purple butterflies arcing up.

by Mary Ellen McElroy Some of the oldest recorded spiritual teachings known to humanity are the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the “Tao Te Ching,” and from ancient India, the…

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Nerinx Post Office Finds a New Home

By Loretto Community / July 31, 2022 /
Bake House at the Motherhouse, circa 1924.

by Michael Bickett, Motherhouse Service Coordinator The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) actually made the call. Once the Supreme Court decided the government could require COVID-19 vaccinations for…

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Teens Lend A Hand At The Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / July 31, 2022 /
Students from Denver, El Paso and St. Louis

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, students from Loretto Academy, Nerinx Hall and St. Mary’s Academy visited the Motherhouse campus for a week of service and camaraderie.…

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Tales from the Ledgers: Bartering in Early Loretto Academies

By Loretto Community / July 28, 2022 /
Photo of 1887 ledger listing cost of tuition and books, and a payment of $41.25 - "By Sheep"

By Katie Daugherty The Heritage Center is thrilled to welcome Katie Daugherty as our 2022 summer intern. Katie comes from Sylva, NC, where she is Head of the Circulation Department…

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Loretto Roots: Loretto’s Involvement with Enslaved Persons and Educating Indigenous Children

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

We cannot go back, we can only go forward,in a cyclical manner.” Kylan Jacobs, Osage Nation Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL assigned Annie Stevens SL and Libby Comeaux CoL a…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 7/25/2022

By Loretto Community / July 25, 2022 /
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