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Speaking Truth to Power … Walking a Pilgrimage of Pain

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 /

By Kitty Madden “Kitty, could you just send us something simple (about the situation in Nicaragua), a personal perspective of the impact on you and your friends?” That was the…

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Introducing the 2018-2019 Loretto Volunteers!

By Mallory Daily / September 2, 2018 /

Thirteen Loretto Volunteers arrived Aug. 10 for their weeklong orientation at the Loretto Motherhouse. As you already might know, Loretto Volunteers commit to a year of service working full time…

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20 Groups Receive Loretto Ministry Fund Grants

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 /

Earlier this year, the Loretto Executive Committee designated $50,000 to be allocated to projects or programs in which Loretto Community members are involved. Community members were invited to submit proposals.…

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Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL Receives First-Ever Campbell Award for Her Legal Work for Elderly

By Loretto Community / August 27, 2018 /

Congratulations to Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL, who on Aug. 24 was awarded the first-ever John J. Campbell Outstanding Contribution to Elder Law Award for her leadership in Colorado elder law.…

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Teaching: From the Three Rs to the Higher Branches

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 16, 2018 /

Two buildings on the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse are in the midst of significant anniversaries. The buildings that today we call “Rhodes Hall” and the “Novitiate/Academy Building” together mark 175…

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LOREtto: Thomas Merton and Loretto

By Loretto Community / July 27, 2018 /

By Susanna Pyatt 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death. As a monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton was a neighbor of the Sisters at the Loretto…

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Scenes from the 2018 Loretto Assembly

By Loretto Community / July 12, 2018 /

Saturday, July 7, at the Opening of the Loretto Assembly in Shepherdsville, Ky. Sunday, July 8, at Loretto Motherhouse Monday, July 9, at the Loretto Assembly in Shepherdsville, Ky. Tuesday,…

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Vestina Moran and the Stagecoach to Santa Fe

By Loretto Community / July 12, 2018 /

Adapted by Katie Santa Ana The following story has been adapted from an unsigned account found in the personnel file of Sister Vestina Moran SL. While we can’t confirm all…

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Graduation in Pakistan! Nasreen, Maria and Samina bring light to families in their neighborhoods

By Loretto Community / July 2, 2018 /

Let there be light    by Maria Daniel Recalling the year Sister Anna Koop was with us in Pakistan, we had no solar and we used to light the candles and…

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Loretto Joins Thousands in Call to Keep Families Together

By Loretto Community / July 2, 2018 /

Loretto joined with thousands across the country this past weekend in support of keeping families together. Loretto members and friends took part in rallies and protests in Denver, Louisville, Ky.,…

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Sisters in Service During World War I

By Loretto Community / June 28, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson A row of white tents lined the campus of Loretto Heights Academy in Denver during July 1917. For three weeks, the Heights was transformed into the National…

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Loretto Stands with Immigrants

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2018 /

Loretto marched in El Paso and St. Louis to honor immigrants and refugees on June 20, World Refugee Day. Maureen Fiedler wrote in a National Catholic Reporter blog on June…

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