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Pakistan News: The Netherlands to Lahore

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / February 1, 2018 /

Maria Daniel is in the Netherlands working on her doctorate. Before the holidays her dissertation topic was approved. In it she will compare the educational system in Pakistan with that…

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Simple Beauty Enhances First Green Burial at Motherhouse

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / February 1, 2018 /

In a November 2016 article for Interchange, Cecily Jones wrote, “… interest in a natural burial (formaldehyde-free preparation of the body; a biodegradable coffin or container; perhaps only a shroud)…

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Desperate Times Turn into Heartfelt, Overflowing Gratitude

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / February 1, 2018 /

Early in 2017, because of funding priority changes, Villa Maria was faced with a $60,000 budget deficit. The pass-through HUD funds that come to the City of El Paso were…

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Saying ‘Yes’ Again

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2018 /

A group of Loretto sisters renewed their vows at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass this past Dec. 8 at Nerinx Hall. Co-members joined in renewing their commitment of…

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Our First Archivist, M. Antonella Hardy

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2018 /

By Katie Santa Ana This article marks a first for the Loretto Heritage Center, posting from Nerinx, Kentucky: the inaugural post for our new blog, LOREtto. Through this platform, we…

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Denver Loretto Center Celebrates Fitting ‘Goodbye’

By Loretto Community / December 19, 2017 /

“Loretto came to be and comes to be through the creative Spirit of God, whose grace worked powerfully in our founders and continues to work in the community as a…

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Portrait of Dr. Ann Manganaro SL To Hang at Nerinx Hall

By Loretto Community / December 11, 2017 /

A beautifully framed copy of the portrait titled “Sister Ann” was presented to the student body of Nerinx Hall following an all-school Mass Dec. 8 at the Loretto-sponsored all-girls Catholic…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Winter 2017

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /
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JoAnn Gates, Susan Classen Make Vows to God and Loretto

By Eleanor Craig SL / December 1, 2017 /

JoAnn Gates and Susan Classen celebrated their vows to God in the Loretto Community at Loretto Motherhouse Nov. 4. The celebration lasted all day, incorporating elements intimately warm and solemn,…

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Loretto Stands at the Border to Close the School of the Americas

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Paulette Peterson and Mary Ann McGivern Sixteen Loretto Community members, Volunteers and friends joined the Nov. 9 demonstration to advocate for the closing of the School of the Americas,…

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Loretto Mission in Pakistan Empowers Other Women

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Cathy Mueller Our sisters in Pakistan — Maria Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Nasreen Daniel — are busy with several projects, all of which reflect the Loretto mission. Bishop Sebastian…

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Loretto at the UN: Supporting Girls and Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2017 /

When I arrived at the United Nations office a year ago, the first meeting Sally Dunne took me to was the Working Group on Girls (WGG). I joined WGG’s Mission…

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