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A Celebration of Co-membership for Mary Ann DeBaggio Lovett

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

By Mary Catherine Rabbitt Mary Ann De Baggio Lovett celebrated her co-membership in Denver at a joyous liturgy Oct. 25 at the Denver Center. Two of Mary Ann’s four adult children, Brianna Lovett and Danielle McCandless, along with their spouses and infant sons, were present and participated in the ceremony. Her son Charles who lives…

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Webster University Marks First Century

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

By Annie Stevens SL The Loretto story in Missouri began in 1823, when Sisters established a school in Perryville. Father Charles Nerinckx came to visit, a reunion cut short by his death in August 1824. Inspired by their founder to instruct and assist all who came to their door, Loretto Sisters opened more schools in Missouri. By…

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Loretto Welcomes Cathy Darnell as Newest Co-member!

By Loretto Community / July 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

By Lisa Reynolds Cathy has a long history with Loretto. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy (1967), where she made numerous close connections, including Elizabeth Ann Compton, Scholastica, Ann Carmel and Anthony Mary Sartorius. After graduation, and through her service on the board at SMA, she came to know and work with many…

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 2

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

The conference room was decorated with many handmade quilts and several posters with information on some Kentucky women. A shortened version of the life stories was made into bookmarks by Sister Sharon Kassing. Joyce Minkler provided pipeline-logo t-shirts which could be purchased and used to promote support for that protest. In the outside hallway, one could also purchase beautiful cards made by Sister Sandra Ardoyno as well as some handmade products created by Barbara Wander to benefit children in Haiti.

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 1

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

“Great things happen when people collaborate!” Thus Karen Cassidy proclaimed as she shared her reflection on the Energy Vision Statement at the Motherhouse on February 14. This was an evening sponsored by the Loretto Earth Network as part of the Loretto Women’s Network winter gathering. Maureen McCormack and Nancy Wittwer facilitated and Martha Fly led the opening song, “O Beautiful Gaia” by Carolyn McDade.

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Welcome Back, Class of 1963!

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Eleanor Craig
Interchange Online

With a great deal of enthusiasm, fourteen of the thirty-six members of the Novitiate class of 1963 reunited at Loretto Motherhouse over the Labor Day weekend, grateful to Maureen O’Connell and committee for months of finding people and planning activities.

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Bob Ernst Celebrates Co-Membership Commitment

By Loretto Community / September 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Mary Ann McGivern
Interchange Online

What Do I Know of Territory, God? That’s the question Bob Ernst posed on the cover of the program for his Celebration of Commitment as a Loretto Co-Member September 1, 2013. He began by welcoming the community and saying, “I stand before you as a seeker of God’s ways, God’s dream, a cosmic traveler with his feet on the ground, a simple man…”

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Just Like New York: Classic Concerts in a Country Church

By Loretto Community / August 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Cecily Jones, SL Interchange Online After a recent concert an audience member was overheard exclaiming, “This is like being at Carnegie Hall!” She was commenting on the performance at one of the seven concerts offered between June 8 and July 7, not in New York, but in rural Kentucky. During those weeks the Loretto…

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Welcome New Co-members

By Loretto Community / December 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Community is proud to welcome three new co-members this month. Co-members of Loretto are women and men of many faith traditions who live the spirit and mission of Loretto through individual mutual commitment. We are grateful and honored that Martha, Jeanne and Roxanne are joining the Community. Welcome! Martha Crawley of Denver, a…

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Mary Rhodes Award Winners 2012

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

On July 20, the Loretto Women’s Network hosted a celebration of the Mary Rhodes Award, which was conferred on three outstanding women who work for justice and act for peace. The event was held at Nerinx Hall’s Haegney Theater as part of the Jubilee Year Assembly. Pictured [left to right]: Colleen Mary Mallon, OP, accepting…

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A Jubilee Celebration in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / April 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

On March 23, our sisters in Pakistan held a celebration mass to honor the 200th Jubilee of the Sisters of Loretto. The mass took place a Loretto-run school, St. Albert School in Faisalabad, and was presided by Archbishop Joseph Coutts. The mass was prepared by the Sisters of Loretto and the school staff, with music…

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In the News: Webster Honors Sr. Barbara Roche…

By Loretto Community / February 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

This article appeared in the Webster-Kirkwood Times December 16, 2011. Available online here. The city of Webster Groves recently honored Sr. Barbara Roche, president of Nerinx Hall, declaring December 2 as Sr. Barbara Roche Day. Mayor Gerry Welch presented Sr. Barbara with a proclamation at a special ceremony held at Nerinx Hall on Friday, December…

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