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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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Remembrance of the Life of Robert Riggs CoL

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2019 /

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places so that you may know that it is I the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”   Is. 45:3 Robert Riggs knew this Scripture well because he found treasures of darkness hidden in his life and in secret places…

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Peter Urban Celebrates 90 Years!

By Ruth Routten CoL / October 1, 2019 /

At Peter Urban’s 90th birthday party, Loretto members and many Latino folks celebrated. A Mariachi band played to the delight of Father Peter. The St. Anthony parishioners prepared an extensive dinner for all. A Sister of Sorrows, Madre Mariana Bustillos from Juarez, Mexico, came especially to celebrate Peter’s 90th. 

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Co-member Lillian Moskeland Celebrates Silver Jubilee

By Mary Peter Bruce SL / October 1, 2019 /

Twenty-five years ago Lillian Bruce Moskeland decided to become part of the Loretto family. She and I then had one more life adventure to add to our ever-growing friendship and sisterhood. Lillian was 9 years old when I left for the novitiate, and yet we became very good friends over the years. Every time I visited from Bolivia, she…

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Donna Doyle Chats About Her 25 Years as a Loretto Co-member

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2019 /

(Editor’s Note: Material obtained from telephone conversation between Martha Alderson and Donna Doyle) Born in Mobile, Ala., Donna Doyle still has Mobile in her speech pattern after all these years. She began teaching at age 18, as she says knowing nothing about doing so but armed with stories from Sister Imelda. She had 54 fourth…

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Getting to Know Jane Wilson, 25 Years a Co-member

By Elaine Prevallet SL / October 1, 2019 /

 I met Jane Wilson in the 70s when I went to live in community and teach at Pendle Hill, a Quaker adult learning/living community in Pennsylvania. I taught (actually shared learning) a class in the Gospels, about 15-20 adults, all active learners — a welcome experience! Jane Wilson quietly impressed me as a person of…

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Sally Maresh Proclaims ‘Oh Happy Day!’

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2019 /

Remarks from Lisa Reynolds, Mary Ellen McElroy and Sally Maresh Lisa Reynolds introduced Sally Maresh at her celebration on Aug. 24 by saying, in part, “In my role as the co-membership coordinator, I am blessed to get to know the co-members-in-process, which makes my job one of the best jobs on the planet! To share…

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Loretto Celebrates Earna Volk’s Co-membership Commitment

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / September 1, 2019 /

The sunshine-yellow of a large field of mustard plants was the flowing theme of the co-membership commitment ceremony of Earna Rae Volk on June 15.  “As soon as I heard of my acceptance into the process of becoming a co-member, I started preparing for this day,” mused Earna. Her family, friends and Community were not…

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Paulette Peterson ‘Finally’ Celebrates a Jubilee

By Cathy Mueller SL / September 1, 2019 /

Paulette Peterson’s description of her time with Loretto is one of invitation. As a student at Webster College, she was invited by Therese Stawowy to live at Mullanphy House where sisters and students lived in community near housing projects in St. Louis. She lived there until she graduated and was invited again by Therese to…

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Remembrance of the Life of Patricia Kenoyer CoL (formerly Sister Marie Francis Kenoyer SL)

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 17, 2019 /

Patricia Ann Kenoyer was born on Flag Day, and each of her 95 birthdays she celebrated as though all the flags were flying for her!  Her father John Jay Kenoyer of Leon, Kan., met her mother who was from El Dorado, Kan., when they each arrived in Kansas City as very young adults.  Grace Spalding…

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Remembrance of the Life of Eldon Shields CoL

By Loretto Community / August 10, 2019 /

(Editor’s Note: Information from Marcella Hannon Shields) Eldon was born in Corona, Calif. He spent his early years in Banning Homes in Los Angeles, while his mother worked in the shipyards. He moved with his family to North Dakota and then Arkansas and Oklahoma, where he went to the university after serving in the Air…

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Remembrance of the Life of Gordie Albi CoL

By Anna Koop SL / August 3, 2019 /

How privileged I was to have  known  Gordie Albi. I can’t quite remember how it was that she became acquainted with the Denver Catholic Worker, but she definitely became a great supporter of our work and of many of us personally. Gordie was from the business world and had an amazing resume of organizations she…

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Mother’s Day at Louisville Greyhound Station Gift of Welcome and Reunion

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / July 1, 2019 /

As she walked toward me in the middle of the bus station, the first thing I noticed was the long bright red sweater pulled down tightly over her very pregnant body. Looking at her bright, dark eyes, almost perfect complexion and wide smile, no one could have guessed that Maura had just stepped off a…

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