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Easter Blessings from the Loretto Community!

By Loretto Community / April 21, 2019 /

“This is the day the Lord has made,Let us rejoice and be glad!” (Ps. 117)

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Loretto Back at the Border in 2019

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 /
12 hikers stop and smile for a group picture mid-trail on a sunny day.

By Mary Jean Friel and Mary Helen Sandoval The Latin America/Caribbean Committee sponsored a trip to the Mexican border at Nogales, Mexico. We led the excursion. Due to the strong…

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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 /

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If…

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A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Documents

By Eleanor Craig SL / April 1, 2019 /
A woman with grey hair wearing a colorful plaid shirt smiling while grabbing a file box on a large file shelf covering the whole wall.

Last June the Archivists at the Loretto Heritage Center noticed buckling in the hardwood floor beneath the racks of documents. At least one sensitive nose also smelled musty, moldy smells.…

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Sustainable Intentional Community Gathers at Loretto Motherhouse

By Kathy Wright SL / April 1, 2019 /
A group picture in a class room, two individuals are sitting on the floor, three are sitting in chairs, and eight standing behind in an inverted triangle shape.

During the weekend of Feb. 22-24, the Motherhouse welcomed the Sustainable Intentional Community gathering that included 17 participants plus several other people who joined for an hour or two. Participants…

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Infirmary Community Re-Elects Members of Resident Council

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 /
Five women, two sitting and three standing together for a group picture indoors.

By Betty McWilliams and Mary Peter Bruce January 2018 the Commonwealth of Kentucky added two new regulations affirming the Infirmary Resident Council. One was that the council should elect a…

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Buds and Blossoms Bloom in the Motherhouse Infirmary

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 /
White and purple blossoming orchids in a blue pot on a wooden desk.

Story by Sue Rogers, photos by Mary Peter Bruce and Peg Jacobs Buds and blossoms abound on the third floor of the Motherhouse Infirmary. North and south sun make the…

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A Reflection on Opening Up

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 /
Two women playing drums for the marching band in a school gym.

By Melissa Feito, a second-year Loretto Volunteer During opening retreat at the Loretto Motherhouse last August, Loretto Volunteers received this advice: “Seek communities outside of your home community.” It might…

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From Loretto at UN: International Women’s Day 2019

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2019 /

In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme…

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Meet Keithlee Spangler: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, Washington, D.C.

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 /
A woman with short brown hair smiling brightly for a headshot picture wearing a black and white plaid collared shirt with a red brick background.

The Loretto Volunteer Program recently hired an assistant Volunteer coordinator in Washington, D.C. Meet Keithlee Spangler! Keithlee (pronouns: they/them/theirs) grew up in St. Louis but has settled in the D.C.…

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CSW63 (Commission on the Status of Women) – 2019

By Loretto Community / March 28, 2019 /
A group of people gather for a photo on red steps in the middle of Times Square.

2019’s CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) was hosted by Irish Ambassador Byrne Nason. Its priority theme was about the “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable…

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2019 Lenten Reflections

By Loretto Community / March 10, 2019 /

During this Lenten Season, Loretto will be adding to our website a daily Lenten reflection published by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Click here to view the reflections. We are grateful…

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