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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.

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 /
A woman with short grey hair and wire-framed glasses speaking passionately into a microphone at an indoor event.

“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 Mary Swain SL / April 1, 2017 /
Two women smiling with a small silver sculpture at a gallery event inside.

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, entered the exhibition.…

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Book Review: Religious Life in the 21st Century: The Prospect of Refounding

By Eileen Harrington CoL / April 1, 2017 /
An abstract landscape book cover: Religious Life in the 21st Century by Diamuid O'Murchu

Religious Life in the 21st Century is a small book, but tightly packed. Diarmuid O’Murchu takes the reader through the “drastic changes — the dying, grieving, chaos and dislocation” of…

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Mary Rhodes Awardee Releases New Book for Children

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2017 /
A Children's book cover: Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!

Patricia McKissack (1994 Mary Rhodes Awardee), a well-known writer, especially of books for children and young adults, has a new book about children’s games and songs. It is Let’s Clap,…

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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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Book Review: Roundabout by Marie Ego (2016)

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2017 /
Marie Egos Book Cover Roundabout. A dark green background with abstract yellow, purple, and red leaves.

By Mary Anne Reese “You who loved humanity would have laughed today at your funeral and been surprised to see who gathered there when before it was too much to…

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Stro’s Banners Reflect Message of Border March

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

A vibrant group of 11 representing Loretto attended the October marches and rallies at the Convergence at the Border of Nogales, Mexico, and Sonora, Ariz. Events took place on both…

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The Louie Bluie Festival Offers Diversity Dimensions

By Maureen O'Connell SL / November 1, 2016 /
A trio band preforming with a singer, two guitars, and a fiddle.

My volunteer involvement with an annual festival here in Campbell County, Tenn., called the Louie Bluie Festival is just one of many examples throughout Loretto of efforts to make good…

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Review of ‘Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home’

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2016 /
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By Cecily Jones The main title of Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck’s book, Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home, is the opening line of a…

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