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Deus providebit: Loretto’s Legacy in Texas

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 /

By Christina Manweller We were met in El Paso by two sisters in a canvassed-top spring wagon. The driver looked like he had never known soap, water, or a comb.…

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A grateful heart

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 /

“I’ve been given so much. Whatever I am able to return, I am grateful for the opportunity to do it.” Mary Margaret Murphy SL, Loretto’s new Vice President, laughs as…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 /

Pancratia Hall on Loretto Heights College campus becomes apartment housing By Mary Nelle Gage SL Pancratia Hall, former dormitory and classroom building on the historic Loretto Heights College campus, built…

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Sharing My El Paso Experience

By Vivian Doremus CoL / May 1, 2019 /

Recently I returned from volunteer work helping immigrant families at the El Paso/Juarez border. I wish to share the remarkable story unfolding there. I had been reading accounts in Interchange…

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Mary Helen Sandoval Receives Recognition for Service

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2019 /
Three young girls, three women, and one man standing together in front of a hand-painted wall sign stating: Mary Helen Sandoval Café "Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai

Recently, Mary Helen Sandoval received stellar recognition for her tireless efforts with Colorado High School Charter (CHSC). Mary Helen  has served on the Board of Colorado High School Charter for…

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Loretto Heritage Center Staff Hang Together Through Thick and Thin!

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 1, 2019 /
Three women smiling for a picture while exploring a basement crawl space.

Curator Susanna Pyatt, Archivist Ayla Toussaint and I laugh as we inspect the space beneath our building; above the crawl space, Heritage Center Assistant Marcia Mohin enjoys the less dusty…

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A Reflection on Ask the Beasts

By Joy Jensen SL / May 1, 2019 /
A hawk perches on a tall pine tree.

A few years ago a juvenile red-tailed hawk was injured while flying into an electrical line. It died of starvation. I searched and found it under a tree. I stroked…

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Loretto’s Infirmary Is Above Average — As We Know!

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 1, 2019 /
A woman with mid-length brown hair smiling while holding a white certification plaque with a plain white background.

It is not a surprise that the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary received an above average rating in nursing homes in Kentucky and, in fact, in the nation. Loretto members, staff and…

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First Cycle Non-Emergency Special Needs Grants

By Marlene Spero SL / May 1, 2019 /
Grandparents and three grandchildren play a board game at a wooden table indoors.

Many groups in our country and abroad are working hard to help provide needed goods and services for those who live on the margins of society. Each year Loretto sets…

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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 /
A man and a woman wearing dress clothes smiling while holding a plaque together in front of a microphone podium on a stage at an indoor event.

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life…

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Welcome New Loretto Co-Member Earna Volk!

By Lisa Reynolds CoL / May 1, 2019 /
A woman with shoulder-length grey hair wearing a grey and white sweater with a red brick background.

Welcome to Earna Volk, our newest co-member! Earna was accepted as a co-member March 17. She lives in Lebanon, Ky., and works at the Loretto Motherhouse as the receptionist. She…

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Loretto Active at #CSW63

By Beth Blissman CoL / May 1, 2019 /

Loretto at the UN was so grateful to be able to host more than 30 Loretto/BVM students, teachers, volunteers and guests for the UN’s 63rd Commission on the Status of…

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