Students give back at the Motherhouse
After the long pandemic-caused delay of two summers, the student volunteers from our three Loretto-connected high schools in St. Louis, Denver and El Paso returned for a week with us. Their days were spent in tasks such as cleaning gravestones, spreading mulch, weeding, planting, etc., which they addressed with single-minded determination. The 13 students and five teachers also enjoyed tours, nature walks, knitting, cookie making, fishing, visiting, etc. When asked why she would come here to work so hard, one student replied, “I was with Loretto in El Paso from pre-K until now [high school junior]. I always wanted to know more about the sisters and where and how they started.” The undercurrent of quiet and peace will remain with the students as they return to their normal lives.
Excerpted from “Our Days at Loretto Motherhouse,”
Anndavid Naeger SL, editor, June 2022
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