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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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Remembrance of the Life of Evelyn Donohoo CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / November 6, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Evelyn Donohoo died Nov. 6 in St. Louis, just three months short of her 100th birthday and in the 29th year of her Loretto life. She made every…

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Loretto in New Mexico – the journey continues!

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /
Three women sit together on a bench while four women stand behind them, arms about each other.

Travel for the Sisters of Loretto to Santa Fe, N.M., in the late 1800s was a sacred journey. The Sisters were hopeful, tired, joyful and scared. Travel to a new…

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Welcoming new co-member, Allison Lemons!

By Loretto Community / September 19, 2022 /
Selfie of Allison Lemons

Welcome to our newest co-member, Allison Lemons!  Allison was accepted as a co-member on June 29, 2022. She lives with her husband, Don, and is active with the New Mexico Lorettos. Allison brings gifts of…

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‘Que Loretto sea Loretto por siempre!’ Let Loretto Be Loretto Forever!

By Loretto Community / September 19, 2022 /
Historic postcard showing a white, southwest-style building with low trees and shrubs surrounding in and in the foreground. Printed text on the bottom reads "Las Cruces, N. Mex. Loretto Academy" The date "Sept 11, [19]08" is handwritten.

This week Loretto is in Santa Fe celebrating the donation of the Our Lady of Light painting to the Art Museum, as well as celebrating the reception of new co-member,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Jane Elizabeth Kosters CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 10, 2022 /

(Editor’s note: Loretto Co-member Jane Elizabeth Kosters died Aug. 10, 2022, in Denver. She would have turned 80 years old Aug. 17.) Jane Kosters began telling us about herself in…

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Loretto Roots: Loretto’s Involvement with Enslaved Persons and Educating Indigenous Children

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

We cannot go back, we can only go forward,in a cyclical manner.” Kylan Jacobs, Osage Nation Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL assigned Annie Stevens SL and Libby Comeaux CoL a…

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Loretto Members Share Talents, Enriching Lives of Others & Themselves

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /
A woman in a sunhat, sun glasses and shorts leans in with a smile over a burgeoning garden.

The love of God prompts the choices we make as members of Loretto. This love is experienced in us as an action of grace to which we personally respond. “Each…

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Loretto Jubilarians: Faithful to the Gospel & Dedicated to Loving God’s People (Part 2)

By Loretto Community / June 24, 2022 /
List of names of people celebrating jubilees in 2022

How we spend our days is, after all, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard The Gospel text for Sunday, June 26, tells the story of the disciples of Jesus…

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Loretto Jubilarians: Faithful to the Gospel & Dedicated to Loving God’s People

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2022 /
List of names of people celebrating jubilees in 2022

“The vocation to be a Sister of Loretto shows itself in a spirit of courage and generosity, marked by a trust in God, ingenuity and self-reliance, made firm by a…

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Remembrance of the Life of Rosalie Durán CoL

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member Rosalie Consuelo Durán died June 12, 2022, at The Oberon House in Arvada, Colo. Her family and her Loretto friends had been closely in touch; she recently received…

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“O, the Places You’ll Go!”

By Loretto Community / June 6, 2022 /
Jessie Rathburn reads "Braiding Sweetgrass" at an outdoor table, with gardens and a shed in the background.

In the life of Loretto, an early prayer greeting created by our priest-founder Father Charles Nerinckx calls us “O Dear Sisters and Scholars.” Yes, we are all learners and realize…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Janel Crumb OSF CoL

By Loretto Community / May 12, 2022 /

Janel Crumb, a Sister of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minn., and Loretto Co-member, died in Rochester May 12. Janel had been an eager participant in many Loretto events and gatherings, along…

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