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Teaching English at the Belga School in Guatemala City, Guatemala

By Kathy Wright SL / November 1, 2019 /
A woman smiling brightly with a large group of young children outdoors.

For three weeks this past July I worked with the seven English teachers at the Belga School in Guatemala City, taught some of the English classes and helped the faculty…

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Loretto, as Part of LCWR Region 13 Leadership, Calls for Recognition of Migrant Family Separation as a Pro-life Issue

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2019 /
The logo for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

September 25, 2019 We appeal to people who value the dignity of all human life to recognize that the separation of young migrant children from their parents is a significant…

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It’s a Banner Year for Webster University in St. Louis

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2019 /

Congratulations to Webster for its best ranking ever in the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges. Out of all Missouri institutions in the Midwest University category, Webster was…

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Remembrance of the Life of Robert Riggs CoL

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2019 /
A man with short grey hair and big glasses smiling softly for a headshot picture wearing a teal shirt and a black jacket in front of a worn red brick wall.

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places so that you may know that it is I the God of Israel, who calls you…

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Loretto Showers Volunteers with Necessities, Creative Gifts

By Claudia Calzetta SL / October 1, 2019 /
Nine women sitting together in a living room with assorted donations. They are sorting, and planning for donations to be given to those in need.

If you walked into any of the Loretto Volunteer gatherings in St. Louis, Denver or El Paso on Aug. 18 for the annual shower, you would have felt palpable energy,…

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Sally Maresh Proclaims ‘Oh Happy Day!’

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2019 /
Six women smiling together for a group picture outdoors on a sunny day in front of large leafy green trees.

Remarks from Lisa Reynolds, Mary Ellen McElroy and Sally Maresh Lisa Reynolds introduced Sally Maresh at her celebration on Aug. 24 by saying, in part, “In my role as the…

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Getting to Know Jane Wilson, 25 Years a Co-member

By Elaine Prevallet SL / October 1, 2019 /
A woman, Jane Wilson with shoulder-length light-colored hair and round wire-framed glasses smiling brightly for a selfie picture indoors.

 I met Jane Wilson in the 70s when I went to live in community and teach at Pendle Hill, a Quaker adult learning/living community in Pennsylvania. I taught (actually shared…

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Donna Doyle Chats About Her 25 Years as a Loretto Co-member

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2019 /
A woman, Donna Doyle, with short grey hair pulled back and dark-framed glasses wearing a plaid grey suit with a bright red bowtie. She is smiling for a picture at an indoor social event.

(Editor’s Note: Material obtained from telephone conversation between Martha Alderson and Donna Doyle) Born in Mobile, Ala., Donna Doyle still has Mobile in her speech pattern after all these years.…

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Loretto Link Thanks Transition Board, Elects New Board at August Gathering

By Martha Crawley CoL / October 1, 2019 /
Black and white Loretto Link logo. Three large trees intertwined at the roots and branches.

One of the first orders of business of the Loretto Link gathering was to applaud the outgoing transitional board:  Libby Comeaux, Eileen Custy, Sally Dunne, Kim Klein, Karen Knoll, Anna…

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Co-Member Lillian Moskeland Celebrates Silver Jubilee

By Mary Peter Bruce SL / October 1, 2019 /
A woman, Lillian Moskeland, with shirt white hair, gold hoop earrings, and a red shirt smiling brightly for a portrait picture with a plain white background.

Twenty-five years ago Lillian Bruce Moskeland decided to become part of the Loretto family. She and I then had one more life adventure to add to our ever-growing friendship and sisterhood.…

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Connections Across Time and Place

By Cathy Mueller SL / October 1, 2019 /
Two women, Cathy Mueller and Claire Skyes, smiling brightly together for a picture indoors aat a social event. They are both wearing dress clothes, one woman has short brown hair and the other has short grey hair and glasses.

This past May when I attended the meeting of the Union of International Superiors General (UISG) in Rome, I was at the table with Claire Sykes, a Faithful Companion of…

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Loretto Makes Progress on Raising Wages

By Alice Kitchen / October 1, 2019 /
Black and white logo of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The logo is a black silhouette of a group of protestors.

As a follow up to our Assembly Proposal 7 to raise the wages of our employees, our Community Group 16 decided to take the next step.  First, we celebrated the…

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