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CoLs

For more than 40 years, Loretto Co-members have enriched the life of Loretto. Their presence is reflected in relationships, service on committees, financial support and participating in the many missions of Loretto. Learn more about the Co-Members of Loretto.

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Loretto Celebrates Earna Volk’s Co-membership Commitment

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The sunshine-yellow of a large field of mustard plants was the flowing theme of the co-membership commitment ceremony of Earna Rae Volk on June 15.  “As soon as I heard of my acceptance into the process of becoming a co-member, I started preparing for this day,” mused Earna. Her family, friends and Community were not…

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Paulette Peterson ‘Finally’ Celebrates a Jubilee

By Cathy Mueller SL / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Paulette Peterson’s description of her time with Loretto is one of invitation. As a student at Webster College, she was invited by Therese Stawowy to live at Mullanphy House where sisters and students lived in community near housing projects in St. Louis. She lived there until she graduated and was invited again by Therese to…

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Remembrance of the Life of Patricia Kenoyer CoL (formerly Sister Marie Francis Kenoyer SL)

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Patricia Ann Kenoyer was born on Flag Day, and each of her 95 birthdays she celebrated as though all the flags were flying for her!  Her father John Jay Kenoyer of Leon, Kan., met her mother who was from El Dorado, Kan., when they each arrived in Kansas City as very young adults.  Grace Spalding…

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Mother’s Day at Louisville Greyhound Station Gift of Welcome and Reunion

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

As she talked toward me in the middle of the bus station, the first thing I noticed was the long bright red sweater pulled down tightly over her very pregnant body. Looking at her bright, dark eyes, almost perfect complexion and wide smile, no one could have guessed that Maura had just stepped off a…

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When God Puts Something on Your Heart, You Have To Do What God Says

By Leslee Moore CoL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Retirement” means different things to different folks.  For some, it is an opportunity to travel; for others, a chance to pursue a long-neglected hobby or to discover a new one.  For Judy McLaughlin, it meant co-founding a shelter for those with nowhere else to go. Burning desire for social justice work In 1997, Judy retired…

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Processing Refugees at Annunciation House Locations

By Rosemary Casey CoL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Refugees arrive at one of 10 Annunciation House (AH) sites in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) buses from the El Paso detention center. Ours was the Soluna Hotel. AH would contact our coordinator, alerting him of the imminent arrival of a bus and how many persons were coming, the majority from Guatemala, El Salvador and…

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Welcome to Our Newest Co-member, Leslee Moore!

By Lisa Reynolds CoL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Leslee Moore was accepted as a co-member on June 9. She and her husband live in Lexington, Ky., and she is a familiar visitor at the Loretto Motherhouse on Sundays for Mass and dinner. She has been a dedicated co-member-in-process, always willing to lend a hand, be a driver when needed or help in any…

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The Art of Being Useful

By Roberta Hudlow SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 Community. Wherever Loretto members use them, they are noticed and photographed. His banners have been at demonstrations from our southern border to Standing Rock. We…

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Loretto Motherhouse Celebrates Julie Popham’s Co-membership

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

We could have had a complaint about the overcast sky, but we were distracted by the spectator show nature was providing for the day of celebration. The delicate green leaves coming awake on the trees lining the side of our church watched through the windows as the hour Julie Popham’s co-membership event slowly unfolded. The…

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Loretto Welcomes Commitment of New Co-Member Molly Kammien

By Vivian Doremus CoL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Community Group 21 gathered on April 13 to affirm Molly Kammien as she joyously promised to live as a co-member of Loretto, agreeing to support other Community members in realizing God’s peace on earth while continuing to create a community of faith, hope and love. Family, friends, surprise guest add to celebration The Community Group…

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Loretto helps provide respite for weary travelers

By Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen SL / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

In early October 2018, the number of asylum seekers coming into El Paso began increasing dramatically. Annunciation House needed more volunteers to assist with serving these people. Sisters from many religious communities began coming and needed housing. After the convent closed and rooms were converted to offices, there were still 14 rooms that were saved…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pancratia Hall on Loretto Heights College campus becomes apartment housing By Mary Nelle Gage SL Pancratia Hall, former dormitory and classroom building on the historic Loretto Heights College campus, built in 1929, will be transformed to create 65 affordable family apartments with adjacent courtyard. Some Loretto Heights alumnae, Sisters and Co-members toured Pan Hall in…

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