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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / March 1, 2020 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

You may recall in the Advent Reflection 2019 booklet which was inspired by “A Vision for the Future of Religious Life” by Sr. Teresa Maya CCVI, the fourth week was…

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A First-hand Report From Wuhan

By Anna Koop SL / March 1, 2020 /
A religious vow ceremony crowd standing inside a church. Mostly nuns, with some men wearing white button-up shirts they're all reading white paper booklets.

(Editor’s Note: Anna Koop shares with Interchange the following background and letter from Sr. Clara Zhang who lives in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where the new Coronavirus was first discovered…

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Co-membership: Forging a singular path for 50 years

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /
Four co-members stand together at a Loretto Assembly

Co-membership began as a means for those who were deeply connected to Loretto to have an alternative, non-canonical way of formally belonging to the Community. Lisa Reynolds CoL In my…

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Newest co-members bring a spirit of service, share in spirituality & enrich community ties

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Earna Rae Volk Accepted as a co-member on March 17, 2019 Earna fell in love with the Sisters of Loretto as soon as she stepped foot on the grounds of…

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Award-winning Infirmary puts needs of residents first

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

The Resident Council at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary seeks to understand better the needs of residents and improve quality of life. The Council, made up of Loretto Community members and…

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Havern School alive with Loretto’s legacy

By Christina Manweller / February 28, 2020 /

How can we serve our Community? Havern School has always been on the cutting edge of educating children with learning disabilities. The Denver-area Sisters of Loretto opened the school in…

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Sister Judy Popp in her 47th year helping families make ends meet

By Christina Manweller / February 28, 2020 /

In the early seventies, Judy Popp SL spent a year at the Motherhouse, thinking she would return to teaching the following year. Instead, when a social work posi-tion opened up…

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Loretto at the border

By Mary Jean Friel CoL / February 28, 2020 /

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) has been on the front lines of the immigration crisis for many years at the Arizona border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico. LACC’s Border…

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“Shahnaz changed after her husband’s death…”

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 28, 2020 /

Daim is in class four in our school in Lahore. He is 13 years old but his height is only two-and-a-half feet. His parents were getting medicine for him for…

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Notes & News – Winter 2020

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Sisters of Loretto honored in El Paso The Option for the Poor Award was given in recognition of the sisters’ many years of service “Working for Justice and acting for…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 2/25/20

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2020 /
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Loretto Shares Ecological Lenten Guide Focusing on Our Relationship, Responsibility to Earth

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2020 /
tree branches are profiled against a blue and white sky

We would like to share with you the “Lenten Reflection Guide 2020: A Journey Toward Ecological Conversion.” This Lenten resource was created by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. It…

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