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Authors and Artists

Each book written, each artistic endeavor demonstrates the vision of Loretto members as they share their artistic gifts with the Community and beyond. Learn more about our Loretto Authors and Artists.

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Loretto Artists, Authors Enhance Lives of Others with Their Talents

By Loretto Community / May 30, 2021 /
A woman sits at a table with pen and paper, contemplating what to write.

The Loretto Community celebrates the creative minds and hearts of its members. This week, we highlight authors, poets, artists and craftspeople. They enhance the life of the Community and the…

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Loretto Creativity Shows the ‘Wholeness Hidden in All Things’

By Loretto Community / August 3, 2020 /

The Spirit of God is not bound; it reveals itself in the lives of everyone. “I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions,  #41 The letter to the Ephesians 2:10 tells us,…

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Cecily Jones: a poet for today

By Martha Alderson CoL / June 12, 2020 /
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The Porch of Possibility, Vol. II, by Cecily Jones SL (1924–2017), is available for purchase. The book, published in 2018, includes 33 poems, most com-posed after Vol. I was published…

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Mother Nature Creates Her Own Art From Jeanne Dueber’s ‘Protected Community’

By Debra Kehl CoL / July 1, 2019 /

As you enter the Loretto Motherhouse grounds, glance to the left of the road and you will see a carved tree trunk titled “Protected Community” sculpted by Jeanne Dueber in…

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The Art of Being Useful

By Roberta Hudlow SL / June 10, 2019 /

As Loretto members demonstrate and march, Robert Strobridge (Stro) is with us in his well-made, colorful banners. They draw attention to the cause and announce the presence of the Loretto…

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Courage in Conflict

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2018 /

The booklet “Courage in Conflict: The Righteous Among Us” was created by the St. Louis Archdiocese’s Office of Consecrated Life. It was distributed at the Nov. 14 presentation on the…

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Maureen Fiedler: Loretto Values in Action

By Jeannine Gramick SL / October 1, 2018 /

“Oh, honey, I listen to you all the time! Madeleine Albright With these words Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, greeted Maureen Fiedler before air-time on…

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Loretto’s Second Century

By Loretto Community / March 21, 2018 /

“A Century of Change,” a book initiated by PJ Manion with the writing of 20 Loretto community members, was published just in time for the 2012 Loretto Jubilee. Judi Jennings,…

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Remembering Cecily: A Reflection

By Martha Alderson CoL / September 1, 2017 /

Cecily (Peggy mostly, to me) was so many qualities I admired and such support to me that it would take much too much time and space to elaborate. Nevertheless, I…

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Fine Art Shows Feature Talent of Jeanne Dueber

By Loretto Community / March 31, 2017 /

By Mary Swain Jeanne Dueber won the Second Place Merit Award Feb. 25 in the Owensboro, Ky., Art Guild’s 55th Juried Exhibition. Forty-nine artists, each with one or two pieces,…

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