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“We profess unshakable reliance upon God and human reliance upon one another.” Sometimes together, sometimes alone we speak to our God, who hears our needs and responds in love. Learn about the Faith and Spirituality of Loretto members.

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Kay DeMarea Celebrates Her 70th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kay DeMarea celebrated her 70th Jubilee April 25 at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. She was joined by her housemate and friend, Suzanne Reasbeck. They both enjoyed the delicious celebration meal at the Motherhouse following the April 25 Jubilee/Foundation Day Mass. Kay said that ‘everything had been worth it, and they had been wonderful years.’…

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Mary Katherine Hammett Celebrates Her 75th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: The following are remarks on Mary Katherine Hammett given April 25, 2019, at the Motherhouse by her niece, Jane Hammett O’Gorman.) By Jane Hammett O’Gorman Mary Katherine’s younger brother, John “Johnny” Hammett, wasn’t able to travel from Kalispell, Mont., to attend MK’s jubilee. When asked to share some family stories about MK, Johnny…

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Genevieve Cavanaugh: ‘Inspiration to All’

By Liz Perez SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

In my brief interview with Genevieve, she told me she was taught by the Sisters of Loretto in Kansas City, Mo., throughout all of grade school and high school.  (Eleanor Craig confirmed that she attended Loretto Academy in K.C.).   I asked her, “So you decided your senior year to enter Loretto?”  She answered, “No,…

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On Foundation Day, Loretto Motherhouse Celebrates Jubilarians

By Kathleen Tighe SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note:  On April 25, 2019, Foundation Day, the Loretto Motherhouse Community celebrated Jubiliarians Genevieve Cavanaugh (80th), Mary Katherine Hammett and Kathleen Tighe (75th Diamond Jubilees), and Kay DeMarea (70th). Kathleen’s celebratory remarks follow below.) Welcome to all! I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful Loretto Community here at the Motherhouse. They are tremendous women, each…

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Loretto Motherhouse Celebrates Julie Popham’s Co-membership

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

We could have had a complaint about the overcast sky, but we were distracted by the spectator show nature was providing for the day of celebration. The delicate green leaves coming awake on the trees lining the side of our church watched through the windows as the hour Julie Popham’s co-membership event slowly unfolded. The…

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Lydia Peña’s Commencement Address Shares Words for Daily Living

By Lydia Peña SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Thank you Father Fitzbibbons and all gathered here today. I am humbled that Regis has recognized me with an honorary doctorate. Like so many things in my life, this is a gift I will cherish always. Coming from Regis University, where I have spent so much of my life, it means even more. Thank you…

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Easter Blessings from the Loretto Community!

By Loretto Community / April 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

“This is the day the Lord has made,Let us rejoice and be glad!” (Ps. 117)

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2019 Lenten Reflections

By Loretto Community / March 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

During this Lenten Season, Loretto will be adding to our website a daily Lenten reflection published by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Click here to view the reflections. We are grateful to them for allowing us to repurpose their reflections during this holy season.  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:19 Broken is an…

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2019 Lenten Reflections – LEN

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

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Living Vows

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By JoAnn Gates * Knowing our human need for security, I vow ongoing conversion toward rootedness in God. * Knowing our human longing for connection and generativity, I vow ongoing conversion toward a living communion. * Knowing our human propensity to control and dominate, I vow ongoing conversion toward cooperation with all life. Nov. 4,…

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The Folk Architecture of Little Loretto

By Joy Jensen SL / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

BLittle Loretto (the first Loretto Motherhouse, located near St. Charles, Ky.) is an example of Upland South folk architecture in early 19th century Kentucky. Folk architecture is architecture built for local people, by local builders, using local materials. Father Charles Nerinckx raised money through subscriptions for property near St. Charles Church for the “monastery.” Neighbors…

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Little Loretto as Landscape Spirituality

By Joy Jensen SL / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Little Loretto occupies a sacred place in Loretto’s history and memory. The landscape of Little Loretto evokes what is precious in Loretto spirituality. Little Loretto is an example of landscape spirituality in the American experience. In writing about landscape spirituality Belden Lane claims that “to experience a place as sacred is to participate, knowingly or…

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