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Loretto Respects the Nearer and Farther Neighbor

By Loretto Community / February 16, 2020 /

Respect for all. That’s the Loretto way. We are all God’s children. We reach out to our neighbors near and far and welcome all to our table. Loretto’s constitutions state,…

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Loretto Motherhouse hosts “Bernheim Under Threat Roadshow”

By Loretto Community / February 12, 2020 /

The Loretto Community will host the “Bernheim Under Threat Roadshow” from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Conference Room at Loretto Motherhouse, 515 Nerinx Road in Nerinx,…

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Loretto Chooses Love

By Loretto Community / February 9, 2020 /
Bernie Feeney SL talks with elementary children

“Love one another, have only one heart, one soul, one mind,” reads a line from the Morning Manna once recited by Loretto sisters at the end of Mass. Now all…

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Be A Loretto Volunteer!

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2020 /
Three Loretto Volunteers standing with arms around each others' shoulders

Loretto Volunteers extend the Loretto Community’s outreach to those most in need through their service at immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations, health clinics, shelters for folks experiencing homelessness, food pantries,…

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Leslee Moore Joins Interchange Editorial Staff

By Leslee Moore CoL / February 1, 2020 /
A woman with short white hair and black-framed glasses smiling brightly for a headshot picture wearing a pink striped blouse and a black cardigan.

Words have been a part of my life since long before I could read them. My parents were avid readers, and their love of the written word seems to be part…

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Organizations Receive Non-Emergency Loretto Special Needs Grants

By Marlene Spero SL / February 1, 2020 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for ..." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Special Needs Committee has concluded its 2019 distribution of funds for long-range social change projects. Grants are solicited twice a calendar year, on Feb. 15 and Oct. 15,…

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Money and Justice/Just Money

By Martha Crawley CoL / February 1, 2020 /
Banner designed by Robert Strobridge with starburst and phrase "Be Light Into Darkness."

About 20 Loretto Community members and friends met Nov. 9, 2019, with Joel Koerner and Andy Loving from a Louisville, Ky., investment firm called Just Money. We had learned about…

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What Is Emerging?

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy and Cathy Mueller In the December 2019 issue of Interchange the Emerging Forms Committee invited us to enter into that deeper state of consciousness so that…

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Loretto’s New Volunteer Program Director is Annie Rosenkranz

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /

Following a national search that produced a large number of applications from experienced and dedicated candidates, we have selected Annie Rosenkranz to serve as the next Loretto Volunteer Program Director.…

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New Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver is Stephanie Kaufman

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /
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Stephanie recently moved to the Denver area from Louisville, where she spent most of her formative years. Her path to the Loretto Community began when she was co-director of CrossRoads…

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Loretto Academy Leads Its Students To Be Global Citizens

By Pilar Gonzalez CoL / February 1, 2020 /

Patty Herrera, Theresa Crow,  Teresa Franco and I from the El Paso Loretto Academy elementary, middle, and high schools trained Oct. 1-2, 2019, as teacher trainers for Encounter, a new…

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Your Presence Gives Me Untold Joy

By Claudia Calzetta SL / February 1, 2020 /
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When I sat down to write this article, I just couldn’t decide how to begin. There are so many “themes” that can be expanded about Roberta’s latest experience with jaw…

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