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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 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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Loretto Celebrates Neil Tucker’s Co-Membership in Kansas City

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 1, 2022 /

“My desire is that this event will allow me to honor Loretto and tell the story of how I encountered and connected with the Loretto Community.” That’s the way Neil…

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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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Loretto Community members’ passion for education helps Escuela bloom

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2022 /
Black-and-white photo of two women looking over a female student's shoulder at her computer screen.

Susan Swain SL By Marlene Spero SL Susan Swain SL was a gifted teacher and administrator who brought to Escuela years of innovative elementary school teaching. Susan was skilled in…

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Spotlight Video: Peter Urban CoL

By Loretto Community / April 6, 2022 /

Spreading hope in Juarez One of Loretto’s enduring beliefs since its beginning in 1812 is that education brings value and benefits beyond what we can imagine. The Rev. Father Peter…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Lou Gomez-Leon CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 8, 2022 /

Mary Lou Gomez-Leon was born May 3, 1927, to Laurencia Aizpuru and Ignacio Gomez-Leon. She was the older sister of Ignacio (Nacho) and Eddie. Mary Lou’s passions were her family, friends…

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