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Reconnecting, Recommitting

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By Jes Stevens It’s been four years since I was a Loretto Volunteer. Four years! Some days it feels like my time working in Washington, D.C., as a Volunteer was…

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Celebrating 25 Years of Loretto Co-membership

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

Evelyn Donohoo Evelyn Donohoo as told to Mary Ann McGivern Evelyn Donohoo was sitting at her place in the dining room, waiting for her tablemates Rita and Sheila, reading a…

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Living Vows

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By JoAnn Gates * Knowing our human need for security, I vow ongoing conversion toward rootedness in God. * Knowing our human longing for connection and generativity, I vow ongoing…

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‘Closet Lady’ Serves Asylum Seekers at Loretto’s Former Nazareth Center in El Paso

By Claudia Calzetta SL / November 30, 2018 /

When I read the November announcement from Loretto President Pearl McGivney that there was an urgent need for volunteers in El Paso, Texas, I decided to respond and make myself…

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Courage in Conflict

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2018 /

The booklet “Courage in Conflict: The Righteous Among Us” was created by the St. Louis Archdiocese’s Office of Consecrated Life. It was distributed at the Nov. 14 presentation on the…

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Which Way to the Novitiate?

By Eleanor Craig SL / November 16, 2018 /

On the grounds of Loretto Motherhouse, in an area of central Kentucky which is today still quite rural, two imposing brick buildings stand as witnesses to more than 175 years…

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Memories of Rudy Torrini, a Great Teacher, Friend, Mentor

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /

By Roberta Hudlow There is a lot to say about Rudy (Rudolph) Torrini (1923-2018). He has been connected to Loretto for quite a while. If I remember correctly, he was…

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The Folk Architecture of Little Loretto

By Joy Jensen SL / November 1, 2018 /

BLittle Loretto (the first Loretto Motherhouse, located near St. Charles, Ky.) is an example of Upland South folk architecture in early 19th century Kentucky. Folk architecture is architecture built for…

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Little Loretto as Landscape Spirituality

By Joy Jensen SL / November 1, 2018 /

Little Loretto occupies a sacred place in Loretto’s history and memory. The landscape of Little Loretto evokes what is precious in Loretto spirituality. Little Loretto is an example of landscape…

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Jean East: ‘My Job, My Vocation’

By Jean East CoL / November 1, 2018 /

I am so blessed that my job as a professor at the University of Denver was not only my job but also my vocation. I retired in June 2018 from…

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Loretto Welcomes a New Co-member!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /

Karel Disponett was accepted into the Loretto Community as a new co-member on Sept. 29. Karel lives in Lexington, Ky., and is very active within Loretto. In fact, she recently…

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Group Honors Mary Catherine Rabbitt for Leading by Example

By Martha Alderson CoL / November 1, 2018 /

As reported in the September issue of Interchange, Mary Catherine Rabbitt received the John J. Campbell Award for her work with Colorado Elder Law. The award ceremony was at Vail,…

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