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Introducing Tosha Phonix – EVOLVE

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2021 /
A woman, Tosha Phonix, with short brown hair smiling brightly for a portrait picture wearing big hoop earrings, a white and dark blue striped jumpsuit and a dark blue cardigan sitting outdoors on a wooden picnic table with trees and greenery in the background.

When the Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSMs) introduced me to Tosha Phonix at the Pallottine Center in St. Louis, I quickly realized that she is a person with the background…

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Bringing Peace

By Mary Swain SL / July 1, 2021 /
A book cover featuring a man with short grey hair and glasses playing a banjo and smiling with the title in bold white letters: What Belongs to God by David Edwards. The book is displayed standing on a rock in front of large white flowers and greenery.

David Edwards was a college student during the Vietnam War, planning to continue his studies in the seminary. He was thus exempt from the draft that threatened so many young…

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Renewed Life at Cedars of Peace

By Susan Classen CoL / July 1, 2021 /
The ruminants of a wooden shed with a metal roof that had been destroyed in a tornado in a densely forested area.

On May 4 around 8:15 p.m., a narrow band of straight-line wind tore through Cedars of Peace with tornado-like force. Heeding the last-minute tornado warning, JoAnn Gates and I were…

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Loretto Community Supports Women’s Rights Over the Decades: From Beijing to #GenerationEquality

By Beth Blissman CoL / July 1, 2021 /
Five women smiling together for a group picture indoors, they are all wearing lanyard with large photo ID's.

For many years, the Loretto Community has championed the rights of women and girls all around the world. Loretto has had a presence at all four of the United Nations…

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What is Emerging?

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

An experience that seems to have re-emerged in recent history is that of “seeing with new eyes, with eyes of the heart.” Actually, the mystics of all ages have experienced…

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Micah McCabe, a Female Prophet and Tobin Award Winner

By Anna Koop SL / July 1, 2021 /
A woman with long brown hair, wearing a blue dress with white detailing and assorted bracelets smiling with a man and woman in dress clothes while displaying a polished wood and glass trophy at an outdoor award ceremony on a sunny day.

It was a beautiful day on May 19 when we gathered on the hill in front of Holy Family High School in Denver. Family, friends, administration and faculty of the…

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Projects from the Heritage Center

By Ayla Toussaint / July 1, 2021 /
The front of a brick building with white french doors, an arched window, and the name plaque: Loretto Heritage Center featuring a vintage-inspired logo of a drawing of an old building. Stairs and a handrail are leading up to the doors and the photo features green leafy branches around the perimeter of the picture.

Although the Heritage Center has been closed to the public for over a year, the center’s staff still has been moving forward with several projects. Throughout this month, a traveling…

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Loretto Circles Offer Welcoming Way To Get To Know Loretto

By Loretto Community / June 28, 2021 /
Women sitting in meeting chairs talk and laugh together.

Circles are easily seen in pizzas and bicycle wheels, even birthday cakes! Circle images are in prose and poetry and in all kinds of other imagery. Through the years Loretto…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 6/25/2021

By Loretto Community / June 25, 2021 /
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Loretto Co-members: Truly Our Blessing!

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2021 /
Two women embrace.

“Love one another. Have only one heart, one soul and one mind.”  Traditional prayer of Loretto’s priest founder Father Charles Nerinckx Many Loretto members remember the Loretto Gathering held in…

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Sisters of Loretto: United in Spirit!

By Loretto Community / June 13, 2021 /
A group of high school students stand around a sister on a warm, sunny day.

Almost every young Catholic girl at some point early on in her life thinks about becoming a nun. Usually, it’s because of meeting Sisters who teach them or who work…

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To Listen and Learn: Loretto Confronts Racism

By Loretto Community / June 4, 2021 /
A stone memorial with bronze plaque that reads "In Loving Memory of Oblates and Other Slaves of The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross"

From the founding of Loretto in 1812 to today, Loretto has sought to live out the meaning of these words, “We strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into…

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