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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 and the Farm Worker Ministry: Standing Together for 50 Years!

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2021 /
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What was on your dinner table this evening? Perhaps you enjoyed strawberries or lettuce, tomatoes, chilies, soybean products, cherries, corn, carrots, potatoes, avocados, beets and more, all representative of God’s…

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‘Expecting All from God’s Goodness’

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2021 /
Two women hold hands in prayer, while others reflect

To describe Loretto spirituality, a person would need to create a big canvas. On the canvas would be the photo of every member, the places where Loretto members do mission,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Rose Marie Nielsen CoL

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2021 /

Loretto Co-member Rose Marie Nielsen died Aug. 31 at age 83 at her home in Tennessee in the 43rd year of her Loretto co-membership. In 1957 she was received into…

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Remembrance of the Life of Marcia Kaldenhoven CoL

By Loretto Community / August 30, 2021 /

Loretto Co-member Marcia Coleman Kaldenhoven died quietly Aug. 29 in a nursing facility in her hometown of Heemstede, The Netherlands, with her dear husband, Joop, by her side.  She was…

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Former Kentucky convent finds new life as compassionate care home

By Loretto Community / July 29, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on July 28, 2021 It has been said with some authority (Mark 2:22) that one does not put new wine into old wineskins. That…

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Gifts Freely Given: Loretto Talents on Display!

By Loretto Community / July 25, 2021 /
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Loretto Archives keeps thousands of pictures of our Sisters and Co-members — very fun photos, views of celebrations, service, pictures of religious experiences and so much more. Each image tells…

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Spotlight Video: Wren Smith, Loretto co-member and naturalist

By Loretto Community / July 7, 2021 /

Wren Smith speaks with awe of the natural world. Interpretive Programs Manager at Bernheim Forest and Arboretum in Clermont, Ky., she has been intrigued by the natural world from childhood,…

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Loretto Co-members: Truly Our Blessing!

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2021 /
Two women embrace.

“Love one another. Have only one heart, one soul and one mind.”  Traditional prayer of Loretto’s priest founder Father Charles Nerinckx Many Loretto members remember the Loretto Gathering held in…

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Remembrance of the Life of Eileen Wirtz CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 1, 2021 /

Loretto Co-member Eileen Loretto Wirtz passed away peacefully on June 1, 2021, in Overland Park, Kan.  In the 14th  year of her Loretto commitment, she was capping a lifetime as a high school…

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Remembrance of the Life of Joy Gerity CoL

By Regina Drey SL / May 31, 2021 /

Ed and Lois Gerity chose the perfect name when their middle child and only daughter was born on Sept. 24, 1940.    Joy lived up to her name in every…

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Remembrance of the Life of John Moskeland CoL

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 1, 2021 /

John Bromley Moskeland was surely the nicest, kindest man we ever knew. Most of us knew John first as Lillian’s husband and Mary Peter Bruce’s brother-in-law. He was quick to…

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Loretto’s 2021 Jubilarians — the Blessings of Jubilee!

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2021 /
Colorful banner with text "The Loretto Spirit" as a bloom on a stem.

God takes our days and makes them holy. This week the Loretto Community celebrates those members we call Jubilarians! They have served the people of God through the Community for 75,…

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