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

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2019 /
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Congratulations to Webster University 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…

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New York City is a Hopping Place — Just Ask the Loretto at the UN Team Members!

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2019 /
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This fall has brought constant preparation and activity for Loretto at the UN. Much attention is being paid to our new Loretto Volunteer Amy Maltz, and we are meeting with…

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/1/2019

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2019 /

Week One: Called to Restore! Here we are called to hope in the vision of God for the future. We need to go through this time together…. called to the…

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Forward, Forward Loretto

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / December 1, 2019 /
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“Forward, Forward Loretto. Hold the torch ever firm in your hand. Let the rays of its light lead you onward.  Spreading courage and hope through the land. Thy shining fame…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Winter 2019

By Loretto Community / November 27, 2019 /
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Action Alert – Loretto Stands with the Dreamers

By Loretto Community / November 13, 2019 /

On Nov. 12 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  A large contingent from the Leadership Conference of…

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On the grounds: Motherhouse missives from Anndavid Naeger SL

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / November 8, 2019 / Comments Off on On the grounds: Motherhouse missives from Anndavid Naeger SL

Some months after my arrival at the Motherhouse in 2002, Sister Anthony Mary Sartorius, who was the Motherhouse Service Coordinator, asked me to write about the many events which take…

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Loretto Stands With LCWR in Its Objection to U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2019 /
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LCWR Troubled by U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement November 7, 2019 The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United…

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Loretto students learn about life in Pakistan

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / November 5, 2019 /

Nasreen Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Maria Daniel, three Loretto sisters living in Lahore, Pakistan, were asked by the local bishop to take over operations at St. Anthony’s School, which teaches…

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Loretto at the UN welcomes students

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 5, 2019 /

“I firmly believe the work we do at the United Nations is a clear expression of Loretto’s impact in the world …” Kathy Baldwin-Heitman CoL March 2019 marked the 11th…

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7,600 collective years of Loretto service to the people of God

By Marlene Spero SL / November 5, 2019 /

As of the end of 2019, the vowed Sisters of Loretto currently living have collectively served in various ministries to the People of God for over 7,600 years. Sisters take…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 /

Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019 Volunteer House opens in Denver For the second year in a row, Loretto has opened a new Volunteer House. One year after the founding of…

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