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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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Loretto Welcomes Commitment of New Co-Member Molly Kammien

By Vivian Doremus CoL / June 3, 2019 /

Community Group 21 gathered on April 13 to affirm Molly Kammien as she joyously promised to live as a co-member of Loretto, agreeing to support other Community members in realizing God’s peace on earth while continuing to create a community of faith, hope and love. Family, friends, surprise guest add to celebration The Community Group…

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Loretto helps provide respite for weary travelers

By Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen SL / May 31, 2019 /

In early October 2018, the number of asylum seekers coming into El Paso began increasing dramatically. Annunciation House needed more volunteers to assist with serving these people. Sisters from many religious communities began coming and needed housing. After the convent closed and rooms were converted to offices, there were still 14 rooms that were saved…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 /

Pancratia Hall on Loretto Heights College campus becomes apartment housing By Mary Nelle Gage SL Pancratia Hall, former dormitory and classroom building on the historic Loretto Heights College campus, built in 1929, will be transformed to create 65 affordable family apartments with adjacent courtyard. Some Loretto Heights alumnae, Sisters and Co-members toured Pan Hall in…

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Sharing My El Paso Experience

By Vivian Doremus CoL / May 1, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 Judith Ford Wynne CoL

By Loretto Community / April 24, 2019 /

Dec. 12, 1934 – April 24, 2019 (Judy herself left an account of her early life, written for her son Ted who has shared it with Loretto.  Judy’s succinct and personal composition displays her English teacher persona. )             “Raymond and Josette, my father and mother, married March 18, 1931, in Chicago in the middle of…

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Remembrance of the Life of David Livingston Edwards, former CoL

By Loretto Community / March 18, 2019 /

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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Remembrance of the Life of Marcia Elise André CoL

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2019 /

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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Profiles of Community Leadership

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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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