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Getting to Know You: Conversations About Loretto Work After Vatican II

Posted on March 1, 2017, by Loretto Community

The Outreach Team is seeking Loretto members to share stories of their ministries and communal history after Vatican II. The team hopes to accomplish this task at Loretto Assembly 2017 in Shepherdsville, Ky., with the help of volunteers to perform interviews and videotape them. The Outreach Team envisions conversations just like the one above between, from left, Joan Spero and Mary Kay Brannan.
(Photo courtesy of Nicole Martinez)

By Mary Kay Brannan and Therese Stawowy

Does your “bucket list” include reconnecting to Loretto?

Would you like to share with new Loretto folks what you were doing after Vatican II?

Recently a small group of Outreach Team volunteers met on Zoom to talk about how we might engage in ways to gather more information about people in the Loretto Community.

Right now, there is only limited information on what individuals have been doing after Loretto sisters started choosing their own work in the late ‘60s. There are so many wonderful, enriching and compelling ministries that were going on and still are.

Today there are other new, inviting ministries that others might want to be involved in or know more about. So, let’s make our communal history more complete by sharing our past and present stories with another Loretto member who will write, video or tape it for us.

New members coming to Loretto, and those of us in Loretto for many years will be astonished to learn about the varied works of our Loretto members. Few of us know all the Loretto members who have come after us or entered before us. This is a fun way to get to know more about our sisters and co-members.

Won’t you join us as participants in gathering these stories? If the project interests you, you may wish to be a volunteer collector of the sharing.

Participants will receive a guideline for the conversations so all you need to do is come and tell your story. Volunteers will have some training and support.

We are hoping to bring this about at the summer Assembly in Kentucky; so, look for us on the Assembly planning agenda and for an announcement at the Assembly. We will be up and ready to hear your story of life and work after Vatican II.

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