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Rededication of Our Lady Grotto at Regis

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /
A pastor, Father John Fitzgibbons, and a woman, Sister Lydia Peña, greeting one another happily at an outdoor event with a live band behind them.

At the Mass on June 16 at Regis University for the rededication of Our Lady of Loretto, Lydia Peña, who founded the Spirit of Loretto Committee, the Loretto alumnae/alumni group…

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Marian Middle School Grateful for the Backpack Drive

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /
Two school girls smiling and displaying new school supplies in their classroom.

By Pearl Sheve, Assistant to the Development Team of Marian Middle School, St. Louis “Girls, please take out your notebook, pen, markers and folder for our next activity.” This request…

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Loretto and the Farm Worker Ministry: Standing Together for 50 Years!

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2021 /
Three women lean in for a photo together at a celebration

What was on your dinner table this evening? Perhaps you enjoyed strawberries or lettuce, tomatoes, chilies, soybean products, cherries, corn, carrots, potatoes, avocados, beets and more, all representative of God’s…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 9/24/2021

By Loretto Community / September 24, 2021 /
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Loretto Peace Committee Urges Action, Study and Prayer for Peace

By Loretto Community / September 20, 2021 /
Archival photo of Loretto members in a march. The banner they carry reads "Loretto Women for Disarmament"

The Loretto Committee for Peace takes actions that represent the Loretto Community and educates our members and friends on the issues and steps we can take to make peace. The…

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Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

By Loretto Community / September 15, 2021 /
Thumbnail section of text of a prayer

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows has been honored in Loretto from our very foundation. The prayer written by students in Loretto schools at the top of every classroom…

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‘Expecting All from God’s Goodness’

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2021 /
Two women hold hands in prayer, while others reflect

To describe Loretto spirituality, a person would need to create a big canvas. On the canvas would be the photo of every member, the places where Loretto members do mission,…

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Loretto Volunteer Program: Fostering the Spirit of Loretto

By Annie Rosenkranz / September 5, 2021 /
Collage made up of headshots of seven young women. Central text reads "Loretto Volunteers 2021-2022"

We are excited to kick off the 2021-2022 Loretto Volunteer Program year!  We are welcoming seven Volunteers who will serve with social justice organizations in Denver and El Paso, Texas,…

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Assistant NGO Representative to the UN: Jax Viteznik, Loretto Volunteer

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2021 /

Jax Viteznik comes from the green and rainy city of Portland, Ore., where her family and beloved dog Monty still lives. Jax attended the St. Mary’s Academy of the Holy…

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Thinking About Wills

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / September 1, 2021 /

I was 18 when I wrote my will, leaving all my possessions, including future royalties, inheritance and payments for service, to the Sisters of Loretto. What I knew when I…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / September 1, 2021 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

In July, many of the Loretto Community members and others participated in a retreat sponsored by Loretto Link — the theme was “Seeing with New Eyes” or “Seeing with the…

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Happy 100th to Holy Family High School

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2021 /
Eight diverse, well dressed individuals smile together in front of a backdrop, while holding three plaques and two small white statues.

By Marty Lally It was September 1921 and a new school was opening at Holy Family Catholic Church in northwest Denver. Thus began the parish’s long relationship with the Sisters…

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