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Cathy Mueller SL

Posted on January 1, 2019, by Loretto Community

A biography and photo of Cathy Mueller SL, a member of Loretto's Executive Committee and Community Forum.

My life has been filled with amazing experiences that have led me to be who I am now. I have taught high school, done pastoral work in multicultural parishes, led retreats, facilitated workshops and meetings, directed volunteers in a hospice, co-founded and co-directed EarthLinks, a non-profit in Denver serving persons who are homeless or economically poor, served Loretto on the staff, on LEN Coordinating group, various committees and in elected leadership.

I was able to travel to Ghana three times to offer workshops with Marie Ego. I went to Pakistan three times as we established a mission there. The thread that weaves through all these experiences is building community, a space where all people are respected, valued and encouraged to become their own unique selves.

Sisters of Loretto taught me in elementary and high school. I was part of the first postulant class at Loretto Center in Denver.

I began to experience a significant shift in my life in the novitiate where we were encouraged to work in situations new to me — with migrant farmworkers, the Crusade for Justice and even participating in the Poor People’s March on Washington. I began to learn the difference between charity and justice, which has changed my life. I also began to appreciate silence, contemplation, the richness of Scripture and the reality of the Holy Spirit active in my life and in the lives of others.

I have experienced the wondrous evolution of Loretto during these many years. I am committed to exploring how this Creative Spirit continues to move and shape us as we live into our unknown future.

Through study, experience and quiet reflection, I have come to appreciate the connectedness of all creation that has shifted many of my perceptions, giving meaning to the Great Work of my life. I have been loved and challenged. I am forever grateful.


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