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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Celebrating Loretto’s Social Workers!

By Loretto Community / March 20, 2023 /
A woman with a beaming smile holding a young infant on her lap sits in the green space of an apartment complex.

This week, we will highlight some Loretto social workers, who, like St. Katharine Drexel, have dedicated their lives to doing inspiring work on behalf of others. Loretto can identify with…

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Remembrance of the Life of Barbara Kinney CoL

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2023 /

Loretto Co-member Barbara Kinney died in her sleep Feb. 22 in a rehab center in suburban Kansas City. Barbara was an active co-member since 2014 and a supportive friend to…

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Loretto honors 2022 jubilarians*

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2023 /

75 years Katherine Ann Heinz SL Katherine Ann spent 36 years as a teacher, mostly in lower grades at schools in El Paso, St. Louis and Denver. She then worked…

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Loretto celebrates its New Mexico legacy

By Loretto Community / February 17, 2023 /
Two women lean in for a photo together.

Community members and friends gathered this past September to celebrate Loretto’s 170th anniversary of working and serving in New Mexico. “Our Lady of Light,” the painting donated to the Museum…

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Remembrance of the Life of Maria Brann CoL

By Loretto Community / February 13, 2023 /

Loretto Co-member Maria Brann, in the company of good friends, died Feb. 13 at St. Anne’s Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor in San Francisco. Maria was 97.…

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How St. Hildegard inspired this nurse’s care for the dying

By Loretto Community / February 7, 2023 /

Published by U.S. Catholic on February 2, 2023 “I just wanted someone to listen,” said the shirtless man propped on pillows in a hospital bed, his voice cracking and eyes…

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Spotlight Video: Susan Classen CoL

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2023 /
A woman standing near a window inside a simple room, smiles.

Susan Classen CoL arrived at Cedars of Peace in 2003 and has been lovingly restoring the cabins and caring for the Cedars environment ever since. Her commitment to providing a…

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Sharing Our Story: Celebrating Loretto Members’ Long and Vital Writing Tradition

By Loretto Community / January 23, 2023 /
Collage of the covers of books and publications including "Loretto Magazine," "Mostly for Promise," "A Path to the Divine in Human Life," "Interchange," "Loretto Circle eNewsletter," and "Journal Reflections."

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. American novelist Toni Morrison By…

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Remembrance of the Life of Jo Ann Purcell CoL

By Loretto Community / January 14, 2023 /

Loretto Co-member Josephine Ann “Jo Ann” (O’Connell) Purcell died peacefully Jan. 14 at The Ridge at Pinehurst in Denver in the company of family. She was 89 and in her…

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Loretto Members Share Comforting Recipes to Warm Hearts, Souls

By Loretto Community / January 9, 2023 /
A smiling woman stands at her kitchen counter with a rustic angel doll next to cooling rack with a loaf of bread and muffins.

We send you Loretto’s wishes for a joyful, peaceful, healthy 2023. The Loretto Constitutions tell us, “As a community, we profess unshakeable reliance upon God and human reliance upon one…

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The Sad Saga of Sam Bankman-Fried and His Cryptocurrency 

By Kim Klein CoL / January 4, 2023 /

By now people who follow the news have probably heard of FTX and its wunderkind creator, Sam Bankman-Fried. Very simply put, Bankman-Fried created a form of cryptocurrency and encouraged a lot…

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Stars of Loretto

By Loretto Community / January 2, 2023 /
Photo taken from the Hubble telescope of a star cluster within a nebula

God steps out into the cosmos and tells us a story. Once it was all darkness, except for a tiny light, almost invisible yet weighty as its Creator. No water…

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