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St. Mary’s Academy Senior Honored with Sanders Citation

At graduation, St. Mary’s Academy Englewood CO (SMA) proudly recognized senior Josie Hayward with the Sanders Citation. This coveted award honors the memory of Sister Helen Sanders SL, SMA class of 1925, and is given to the senior who exemplifies courage, initiative and the generous gift of self. Josie was honored for her resilience and commitment to making the world a better place.

Josie is an active volunteer and certified Anger Manager at The Conflict Center of Denver, serving on the youth board and teaching conflict resolution skills to children and adults. With these skills, she and a group of other SMA students wrote a proposal for a new Restorative Justice process to better address and mediate conflicts and focus on honest communication and personal responsibility.

Josie’s involvement in social justice issues, especially in attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, reflects her deep understanding of global challenges and her commitment to making a difference locally. Her application essay to attend the event showed her commitment to our Loretto School Values and a deep understanding of the social and economic challenges facing women worldwide.

Josie is truly a person of courage, initiative and generosity, like Helen Sanders SL.
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St. Mary’s Academy Senior Honored with Sanders Citation

At graduation, St. Marys Academy Englewood CO (SMA) proudly recognized senior Josie Hayward with the Sanders Citation. This coveted award honors the memory of Sister Helen Sanders SL, SMA class of 1925, and is given to the senior who exemplifies courage, initiative and the generous gift of self.  Josie was honored for her resilience and commitment to making the world a better place. 

Josie is an active volunteer and certified Anger Manager at The Conflict Center of Denver, serving on the youth board and teaching conflict resolution skills to children and adults. With these skills, she and a group of other SMA students wrote a proposal for a new Restorative Justice process to better address and mediate conflicts and focus on honest communication and personal responsibility.  

Josie’s involvement in social justice issues, especially in attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, reflects her deep understanding of global challenges and her commitment to making a difference locally. Her application essay to attend the event showed her commitment to our Loretto School Values and a deep understanding of the social and economic challenges facing women worldwide.

Josie is truly a person of courage, initiative and generosity, like Helen Sanders SL.

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations, Josie!

make friends. Get to know me, I have a surprise for you, looking forward to your reply

Happy 65th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Jeanne Dueber!

Mary Swain writes the following about Sister Jeanne: “Jeanne’s gifts were evident from the beginning. She taught high school art for several years. In working with the girls she and they sometimes made sculptures for the school. But Jeanne found her place in 1978 when she moved to Loretto Motherhouse to create art. Jeanne worked full time as a sculptor. She restored the first floor of Rhodes Hall, the 1834 academy building, for her studio. Sister Alban House worked with her in the restoration, Alban many years older than Jeanne. Then the second floor, which had been a dormitory, became the gallery where Jeanne exhibited her work. Jeanne was one of the founding members of ENID, a group of women in Kentucky who are sculptors.

“A renowned sculptor and multimedia artist, Jeanne is known for using natural materials to explore spirituality, faith and the human figure. She has shown her work in more than 100 exhibitions across the United States.”

Thank you, Jeanne, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians
www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/
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Happy 65th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Jeanne Dueber! 

Mary Swain writes the following about Sister Jeanne: “Jeanne’s gifts were evident from the beginning. She taught high school art for several years. In working with the girls she and they sometimes made sculptures for the school. But Jeanne found her place in 1978 when she moved to Loretto Motherhouse to create art. Jeanne worked full time as a sculptor. She restored the first floor of Rhodes Hall, the 1834 academy building, for her studio. Sister Alban House worked with her in the restoration, Alban many years older than Jeanne. Then the second floor, which had been a dormitory, became the gallery where Jeanne exhibited her work. Jeanne was one of the founding members of ENID, a group of women in Kentucky who are sculptors.

“A renowned sculptor and multimedia artist, Jeanne is known for using natural materials to explore spirituality, faith and the human figure. She has shown her work in more than 100 exhibitions across the United States.”

Thank you, Jeanne, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians 
https://www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/

29 CommentsComment on Facebook

Hello dear friends Sr. Jeanne and Sr. Mary Swain..Richard (Dick Sisto) and I are sending you Love and gratitude for all that you do. We are still busy daily..Richard with practicing for gigs and I am busy making quilts for my next show at Mount St. Francis this Fall. I too still wear my beloved Chucks every day!

Happy anniversary! I was fortunate to work with many, under the direction of Sr. Jeanne, to create the art work at the entrance to Loretto in Kansas City. We had many examples of her work through the school.

Congratulations Sister Jeanne! I proudly own a piece of her art, given to me by my Howard sisters!❤️

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Happy 65th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Denise Ann Clifford! Sister Denise Ann was received into Loretto May 24, 1959.

Interviewing her on the occasion of an earlier jubilee a few years back, Denise Ann noted that music was her "hobby," and that it had been a part of her service everywhere she had lived. Directing children’s choirs and working with the adults in the parish had given her delight, she said. (In her humbleness, what she wouldn’t say was how her lovely voice has delighted all who have had the chance to hear it these many years!)

Denise Ann had called her longtime work in the Loretto Development Office with donors who believe in the Loretto mission "a joy," adding, "I have come to realize the impact and value of Loretto education through the years.” After many years of living in Denver, Sister Denise Ann now lives at Loretto Motherhouse.

Thank you, Denise Ann, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians
www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/
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Happy 65th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Denise Ann Clifford!  Sister Denise Ann was received into Loretto May 24, 1959.

Interviewing her on the occasion of an earlier jubilee a few years back, Denise Ann noted that music was her hobby, and that it had been a part of her service everywhere she had lived. Directing children’s choirs and working with the adults in the parish had given her delight, she said. (In her humbleness, what she wouldn’t say was how her lovely voice has delighted all who have had the chance to hear it these many years!)

Denise Ann had called her longtime work in the Loretto Development Office with donors who believe in the Loretto mission a joy, adding, I have come to realize the impact and value of Loretto education through the years.” After many years of living in Denver, Sister Denise Ann now lives at Loretto Motherhouse.

Thank you, Denise Ann, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians 
https://www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/

9 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations Sr. Denise Ann! Miss you here in Colorado.

She taught me at St. Pius V in St.Louis 68-69. Congratulations!

Happy birthday, Sr. Denise

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Happy 70th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Agnes Ann Schum! Here she reflects on her time in Loretto:

Says Agnes Ann, “When I came to Loretto all I wanted to do was be here and do whatever needed to be done. I didn’t have a notion [of what it would be like]. I wanted to be one of the sisters because they seemed to be happy. I just lived my life doing the next right thing. No expectations other than to do what I was supposed to be doing, and I didn’t know what that was, so I couldn’t be disappointed.”

Reflecting on which mission experiences brought out her gifts, she notes, “There were two things, working in Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder’s office. It helped me know that I could help other people seek the justice that they needed. I could use my seeking for justice for someone else and that was important.” She adds, “My experience in Africa was life-changing in the sense that I went to learn from other people. It opened my eyes to all kinds of things and really broadened my vision.”

When asked what aspects of belonging to Loretto meant the most to her, Sister Agnes Ann didn’t hesitate in her reply: community, spirituality and seeking justice.

Thank you, Agnes Ann, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians
www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/
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Happy 70th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Agnes Ann Schum! Here she reflects on her time in Loretto:  

Says Agnes Ann, “When I came to Loretto all I wanted to do was be here and do whatever needed to be done. I didn’t have a notion [of what it would be like]. I wanted to be one of the sisters because they seemed to be happy. I just lived my life doing the next right thing. No expectations other than to do what I was supposed to be doing, and I didn’t know what that was, so I couldn’t be disappointed.”

Reflecting on which mission experiences brought out her gifts, she notes, “There were two things, working in Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder’s office. It helped me know that I could help other people seek the justice that they needed. I could use my seeking for justice for someone else and that was important.” She adds, “My experience in Africa was life-changing in the sense that I went to learn from other people. It opened my eyes to all kinds of things and really broadened my vision.”

When asked what aspects of belonging to Loretto meant the most to her, Sister Agnes Ann didn’t hesitate in her reply: community, spirituality and seeking justice.

Thank you, Agnes Ann, for your many years of service!  

#LorettoJubilarians 
https://www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations Agnes Ann! You are a wonderful, talented, and compassionate gem!

A great Lady ! Happy 70th Jubilee !

Congratulations, Agnes Ann!

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Presidents and high school principals of Loretto Academy (LA), Nerinx Hall (NH), and St. Mary’s Academy Englewood CO (SMA) gathered together for the first time since the pandemic. Meeting at SMA in Denver, the time was a welcome opportunity to discuss issues, dream, plan future gatherings, share stories and laugh a lot — all within the context of being schools grounded in Loretto.

(Pictured from left, Iswari Natarajan, president of SMA; Molly Grumich, principal of NH; Nancy Tovar, HS, principal of LA; Nicole Cobb, president of LA; standing; John Gabriel, president of NH. Not pictured is Michelle Hayden, HS principal of SMA.)
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Presidents and high school principals of Loretto Academy (LA), Nerinx Hall (NH), and St. Marys Academy Englewood CO (SMA) gathered together for the first time since the pandemic. Meeting at SMA in Denver, the time was a welcome opportunity to discuss issues, dream, plan future gatherings, share stories and laugh a lot  — all within the context of being schools grounded in Loretto. 

(Pictured from left, Iswari Natarajan, president of SMA; Molly Grumich, principal of NH; Nancy Tovar, HS, principal of LA; Nicole Cobb, president of LA; standing; John Gabriel, president of NH. Not pictured is Michelle Hayden, HS principal of SMA.)

Happy 70th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Pat McCormick!

Pat recently answered a few questions about her years in the Loretto Congregation:

Q. Looking back, was joining the Congregation what you thought it would be?

No, it was richer than I I thought it would be. I knew I was joining a Community dedicated to formal education, but I didn’t expect to be given so many opportunities to learn as well as to educate.

Q. As you reflect on various mission experiences, which one brought out your gifts?

I volunteered for our Latin American mission in 1965. Studies in an Intercultural Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico, opened a new world of Latin American culture as well as exposure to U.S. foreign policies and historical imperialism by my own country. As a Loretto Community in La Paz, Bolivia, we discussed and were influenced by the Vatican II document, “The Church in the Modern World.” We shared educational pedagogy by engaging in team-teaching with our Bolivian teachers. We were in regular communication with our U.S. Loretto leadership as we struggled about the future of our Loretto ministry in La Paz.

Q. What aspects of belonging to Loretto have meant most to you?

Friendships, learning and acting upon what I have learned and communal decision-making. I am grateful for faith-filled liturgies and our commitment to be modified as we listen and speak with one another.

Thank you, Pat, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians
(Photo by Ruth Routten SL)
www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/
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Happy 70th Jubilee to Loretto Sister Pat McCormick!

Pat recently answered a few questions about her years in the Loretto Congregation:

Q. Looking back, was joining the Congregation what you thought it would be?

No, it was richer than I I thought it would be. I knew I was joining a Community dedicated to formal education, but I didn’t expect to be given so many opportunities to learn as well as to educate.

Q. As you reflect on various mission experiences, which one brought out your gifts? 

I volunteered for our Latin American mission in 1965. Studies in an Intercultural Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico, opened a new world of Latin American culture as well as exposure to U.S. foreign policies and historical imperialism by my own country. As a Loretto Community in La Paz, Bolivia, we discussed and were influenced by the Vatican II document, “The Church in the Modern World.”  We shared educational pedagogy by engaging in team-teaching with our Bolivian teachers. We were in regular communication with our U.S. Loretto leadership as we struggled about the future of our Loretto ministry in La Paz.

Q. What aspects of belonging to Loretto have meant most to you?

Friendships, learning and acting upon what I have learned and communal decision-making. I am grateful for faith-filled liturgies and our commitment to be modified as we listen and speak with one another. 

Thank you, Pat, for your many years of service!

#LorettoJubilarians 
(Photo by Ruth Routten SL)
https://www.lorettocommunity.org/lorettos-2024-jubilarians-celebrating-with-abundant-hope/

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Wow. Pat—you look great. So grateful to work with you in La Paz. And for your continued activism

What a lovely picture of Pat! I value your loving soul, so dedicated to peace.

Happy Jubilee, Pat! You are such a beautiful gift to the community. Miss seeing you!!!

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