Notes & News – Spring/Summer 2020
Smithsonian exhibit group meets at Motherhouse
By Susanna Pyatt, Loretto Heritage Center Curator
The Loretto Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” at Loretto City Hall in fall 2020 in partnership with the Beautify Loretto Committee and other local partners. We are planning and organizing programs and content specific to the town of Loretto and western Marion County. Our planning meetings are made up of Heritage Center staff and community friends, and include many others connected to the Motherhouse.
Photo by Alecia Ford
A masked Holy Thursday Mass in Denver
It was the most unusual Holy Thursday in memory at Holy Family Church in Denver where Loretto co-member the Reverend Marty Lally celebrated Mass for Loretto via Zoom. A few Community members were in attendance.
Photo by Ruth Routten CoL
Bernheim Roadshow visits Motherhouse
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest brought its roadshow to the Motherhouse on Feb. 18. A natural gas pipeline threatens the integrity of the 16,000-plus-acre forest—this proposed seizure of conservation land ignores easements that have been put in place to protect the biologically diverse land. This threat, should it become a reality, will have an irreversible impact on Bernheim’s wildlife, clean air and water, visitors and the quality of life throughout surrounding communities.
Photo by Leslee Moore CoL
Photo by Marie Ego SL