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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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Sharing My El Paso Experience

By Vivian Doremus CoL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently I returned from volunteer work helping immigrant families at the El Paso/Juarez border. I wish to share the remarkable story unfolding there. I had been reading accounts in Interchange of the dramatic needs at Annunciation House. These stories moved me to begin sending shipments of clothing and toiletries to assist immigrants arriving after arduous…

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Mary Helen Sandoval Receives Recognition for Service

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently, Mary Helen Sandoval received stellar recognition for her tireless efforts with Colorado High School Charter (CHSC). Mary Helen  has served on the Board of Colorado High School Charter for 15 years. In 1994 her dear friend, Cyndi Bush Luna, founded CHSC with the mission of creating a pathway for students who had dropped out…

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Welcome New Loretto Co-Member Earna Volk!

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

Welcome to Earna Volk, our newest co-member! Earna was accepted as a co-member March 17. She lives in Lebanon, Ky., and works at the Loretto Motherhouse as the receptionist. She is involved in numerous activities at the Motherhouse and is always available to lend a hand to any and all Community members and visitors. Earna …

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Remembrance of the Life of Marcia Elise André CoL

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

April 26, 1937 – March 14, 2019 I was born on April 26, 1937, in St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital in Clarksburg, W.V., to loving Christian parents. My mother, daughter of a Northern Baptist minister, was an English teacher; unfortunately, she had to give up her job when she married because the sentiment of the day…

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Remembrance of the Life of David Livingston Edwards, former CoL

By Loretto Community / March 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dec. 29, 1947 – March 4, 2019 (Following the example of his wife Kaye, David Edwards enthusiastically embraced Loretto Co-membership and faithfully lived as a Co-member from 1998 to 2018. Because of continuing health concerns which sapped his energies and reduced his ability to participate, David resigned from co-membership. In the following month he learned…

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Profiles of Community Leadership

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Meet the new team for 2019-2021! Below are brief biographies of our president, vice president, Executive Committee and Community Forum members. Barbara Nicholas SL, President Educated at Webster College in St. Louis, Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Adelphi University in Garden City N.Y., I taught science at Visitation-Holy Ghost Schools in St. Louis for…

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Karen Cassidy Wins Prestigious Prize

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Purpose Prize celebrates people 50 and older who are following their passion to make a difference in the world. Karen Cassidy, executive director of Hildegard House, was one of five women to receive the prize this past December. She began Hildegard House in 2016. Congratulations, Karen!…

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Sister Schools — From San Antonio to Greentown

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Lovett My work as the coordinator of extended day programs at Rolling Hills Catholic School and Antonian Middle School in San Antonio is a position to love and for which you have permission to envy. Since I see it as an adjunct curriculum to enrich students, foster apostolic fervor and an opportunity…

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Welcome New Co-member Molly Kammien

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Welcome to our newest co-member, Molly Kammien! Molly, daughter of Ann Kammien, was accepted as a co-member Dec. 8, 2018. She lives in New York where she practices law. She has a passion for immigration and women’s issues. Molly has a long history with Loretto, having grown up in St. Louis and having as her…

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Co-member Barbara Wander’s Latest Report on Haiti

By Loretto Community / January 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Barbara Wander is a Loretto co-member who has been working with the Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti for many years. Click here to read the latest issue (January 2019) of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the September 2018 issue of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the March 2018 issue…

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Paulette Peterson CoL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

I grew up in a small town outside Chicago: Lemont, Ill. My mother was Roman Catholic and my father was Protestant. My sister, Elaine, is 10 years younger. I attended Catholic grade school and high school and was introduced to the Sisters of Loretto when I attended Webster College in St. Louis. My experience at…

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Mary Helen Sandoval CoL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

I was born in Brainerd, Minn., the youngest of six children. In 1961, I went to Loretto Heights College. After graduating with a degree in math, with minors in education and physics, I entered the Loretto novitiate in Denver. At that time I was a very conservative Republican and was concerned that the readings at…

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