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The heart of the Rocky Mountains, Denver has been home to Loretto members since before Colorado became a state. We continue to build on our mission of education and service to people in need.

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Notes & News – Spring/Summer 2020

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2020 /

Smithsonian exhibit group meets at Motherhouse  By Susanna Pyatt, Loretto Heritage Center Curator  The Loretto Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” at Loretto City Hall in fall 2020 in partnership with the Beautify Loretto Committee and other local partners. We are planning and organizing programs and content specific…

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Havern School alive with Loretto’s legacy

By Christina Manweller / February 28, 2020 /

How can we serve our Community? Havern School has always been on the cutting edge of educating children with learning disabilities. The Denver-area Sisters of Loretto opened the school in 1966, after Sisters Barbara Schulte and Dorothy Hurley were educated in how to teach in this newly-developing field. At the time, learning disabilities, as they…

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Notes & News – Winter 2020

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Sisters of Loretto honored in El Paso The Option for the Poor Award was given in recognition of the sisters’ many years of service “Working for Justice and acting for Peace in the El Paso Diocese.” At the ceremony in El Paso, Texas, in November, Helen Santamaria SL gave the keynote, a reflection on the…

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Money and Justice/Just Money

By Martha Crawley CoL / February 1, 2020 /
Banner designed by Robert Strobridge with starburst and phrase "Be Light Into Darkness."

About 20 Loretto Community members and friends met Nov. 9, 2019, with Joel Koerner and Andy Loving from a Louisville, Ky., investment firm called Just Money. We had learned about this socially responsible company from Loretto friends in Kentucky who are their clients. After the 2015 Loretto Assembly decision to divest congregation funds from the…

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New Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver is Stephanie Kaufman

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /

Stephanie recently moved to the Denver area from Louisville, where she spent most of her formative years. Her path to the Loretto Community began when she was co-director of CrossRoads Ministry, an urban retreat center in Louisville. She visited the Loretto Motherhouse on retreat and was instantly captivated by the sisters and by the spirit…

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Loretto Happenings at St. Mary’s Academy

By Regina Drey SL / December 2, 2019 /

Fall brought several Loretto members to the St. Mary’s Academy campus. Pat McCormick, Cathy Mueller and Lisa Reynolds spoke with the junior class at SMA about their journey to work for justice and act for peace. In addition, Loretto Volunteers Becca Krasky and Reiolly Rebhahn were joined by Mallory Daily by Skype as they shared…

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Forward, Forward Loretto

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / December 2, 2019 /

“Forward, Forward Loretto. Hold the torch ever firm in your hand. Let the rays of its light lead you onward.  Spreading courage and hope through the land. Thy shining fame has enrolled thy name. With the brightest of all our lights, long may you stand, so proud and grand, our own Loretto Heights.” These verses…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 /

Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019 Volunteer House opens in Denver For the second year in a row, Loretto has opened a new Volunteer House. One year after the founding of El Paso’s house, Denver’s new home opened in August. Three volunteers will spend a year in service: Reilly Love Rebhahn works at Escuela de Guadalupe,…

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Loretto Showers Volunteers with Necessities, Creative Gifts

By Claudia Calzetta SL / October 1, 2019 /

If you walked into any of the Loretto Volunteer gatherings in St. Louis, Denver or El Paso on Aug. 18 for the annual shower, you would have felt palpable energy, heard cheerful and sustained laughter and seen myriad wrapped multi-colored boxes and even some uniquely wrapped ecological gifts from the Denver Community. Showers: Community-building events…

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Erica Stewart Joins the Volunteer Coordinator Team

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 /

Meet Erica Stewart, our new Assistant Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver! Erica’s pronouns are she/her. She recently moved to Colorado and is thrilled to start a new adventure accompanying Loretto Volunteers at the new Denver site. Erica has worked for the past four years at her alma mater, Stonehill College, in Massachusetts, directing its Community Engagement…

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Denver Loretto Community hosts “Sustainability Afternoon”

By Libby Comeaux CoL / August 5, 2019 /

On July 13, 2019, the Denver Loretto Community hosted a Sustainability Afternoon. For the first half hour, the inspiration of Thomas Berry, Miriam McGillis, and Brian Swimme infused the gathering through an original development of their themes by Karen Kudebeh of Denver. She reminded us to inform our activities [to address climate change and ecological…

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Denver Hosts Leadership/Diversity Workshop

By Sally Maresh CoL / July 1, 2019 /

Since the Denver Center closed, Loretto has held a variety of opportunities for community gatherings. May 18 we gathered at Havern to hear Jean East ask us to realize that the electromagnetic field of our heart is 60 times greater than our brains, indicating the power of love over fear. It was a full-day workshop…

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