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Foundation for Diocese of El Paso Honors Sisters of Loretto with Fourth Annual Dei Gratia Award

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2018 /

(Material courtesy of the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso) Sisters of Loretto Honored by the Catholic Foundation with 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award Oct. 2, 2018 The Sisters…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Fall 2018

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /
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Loretto Volunteers Arrive in El Paso!

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Mallory Daily and Mary Margaret Murphy A neon poster “Welcome Loretto Volunteers” greeted Sawyer Hill, Amy Maltz, Isabel Ngo, Marissa Nuñez and Amelie Rode on their arrival at the…

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Spirituality of Sustainability

By Beth Blissman CoL / October 1, 2018 /

During long summer days when plentiful sunshine, fresh tomatoes and ripe peaches are easy to come by it’s not a difficult task to talk about God’s presence in nature. As…

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Counseling for the Undocumented

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Mary Lou Pierron Several years ago I was asked to perform psychological evaluations of two elementary school-aged children whose undocumented mother was in danger of being deported back to…

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Many Meanings of Friendship

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Susan Nichols, former Loretto Volunteer Those who surround the Community know that Loretto houses are filled with furniture, knickknacks and art passed around the sisters and co-members. Our Volunteer…

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Loretto Supports Immigrants, Refugees Through Special Needs Grant Fund

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2018 /

The needs of immigrants and refugees are dire, especially in this political and social atmosphere. The Loretto Community generously set aside a grant fund of $75,000 to use this year…

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Loretto Link Co-Sponsors Fundraising Workshop

By Kim Klein CoL / October 1, 2018 /

Aug. 18 temperatures outside would hit 100 degrees, but inside the YWCA of Tucson, Ariz., 65 people stayed cool as they learned the basics of grassroots fundraising to enable them…

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Peace Committee Report: Loretto Disarmament & Nuclear Issue

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Pat McCormick and Byron Plumley Aug. 6-9 marked the 73rd commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that introduced the violence of the nuclear age. For the…

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‘Walking Forward Together In Hope’ — Memories

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Cathy Smith Where has the time gone? Can you believe it was just a few short months ago the Assembly Planning and Trust committees asked us to “breathe in…

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The Secret Garden Revisited: A Reflection

By Joy Jensen SL / October 1, 2018 /

A bird feeder hangs outside on my Infirmary window. A Chipping sparrow visits it daily and is occasionally joined by a Harris’s sparrow. After eating they fly to the Japanese…

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Jan Belle, OCDS Aspirant

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Vicki Schwartz June 28 several Loretto Community members joined more than 100 other supporters in celebrating Jan Belle’s retirement as executive director of the Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC). She…

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