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Uganda, France, England, Haiti, the Netherlands, Bolivia, Nicaragua – places in the world where Loretto learns, serves and carries its mission forward. Learn more about our mission to reach out beyond boundaries.

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Bonjour Delayed

By Mary Louise Denny SL / November 1, 2019 /

1973, Saigon, Vietnam, New Haven Nursery  A newborn, male, was dropped off at New Haven Nursery. Susan Carol McDonald was the director/nurse at New Haven. She logged the baby into the register that she kept, as she did with every child that lived at New Haven. “Name: Frank Antoine. Arrival February 6, 1973. From Allambie (another nursery…

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Teaching English at the Belga School in Guatemala City, Guatemala

By Kathy Wright SL / November 1, 2019 /

For three weeks this past July I worked with the seven English teachers at the Belga School in Guatemala City, taught some of the English classes and helped the faculty evaluate ways to improve the English program at the school. The Holy Family Sisters, our sister community in Guatemala, had asked Loretto to help them…

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Holy Family Holds Elections

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 /

Dema Alfaro, Lucina Mansilla, Dora Garcia and Albina Gaspar were elected to the Holy Family General Council. Loretto sends its prayers and congratulations to these fine women.

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Hunger Fund Distributions for 2018

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 /

The Hunger Fund, established in 1974, is a fund to which Community members and friends make contributions. These contributions often consist of small donations gleaned from recycling cans, dog or house-sitting, memorials for deceased relatives and events at Loretto-sponsored schools in Denver, St. Louis and El Paso. Distributions are made annually during November. Current chair…

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Co-member Barbara Wander’s Latest Report on Haiti

By Loretto Community / January 24, 2019 /

Barbara Wander is a Loretto co-member who has been working with the Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti for many years. Click here to read the latest issue (January 2019) of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the September 2018 issue of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the March 2018 issue…

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Recovery as a Way of Life

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By Barbara Wander “Oh no! Not again.” This was my immediate reaction when I found out that another earthquake had hit Haiti the night of Oct. 6. I had been in Haiti in September. Then we were trying to get as many students back in school with the help of scholarships, and we still were…

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Providing Health Care In Uganda

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By Mary Ann Gleason Her name is Juliette. She is a 14-year-old orphan, malnourished secondary to vomiting whatever she eats or drinks because of a stricture in her esophagus. She accidentally swallowed a coin when she was 3 that remained until surgically removed when she was 10. By then, it had caused two fistulas in…

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Courage in Conflict

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2018 /

The booklet “Courage in Conflict: The Righteous Among Us” was created by the St. Louis Archdiocese’s Office of Consecrated Life. It was distributed at the Nov. 14 presentation on the topic at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Among the essays featured in the booklet are pieces by Loretto Sisters Mary Nelle Gage and Susan Carol…

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Mary Nelle Celebrates 50 Golden Years With Gratitude

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 /

By Cathy Mueller Mary Nelle Gage is celebrating 50 years as a Sister of Loretto. When asked about her life in Loretto, her response is one of gratitude for the many opportunities that have been afforded her and the inspiration Loretto members have been and continue to be for her. Mary Nelle was teaching speech…

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A Time to Be Born … and a Time to End

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 /

By Kitty Madden Accompaniment or “walking with” has been integral to our work in Nicaragua at the Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman (MAJ). Since welcoming our first mothers in October 1991, we have been blessed to serve more than 17,750 mothers, facilitating their access to medical and emotional care during their high-risk pregnancies. The Loretto…

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Speaking Truth to Power … Walking a Pilgrimage of Pain

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 /

By Kitty Madden “Kitty, could you just send us something simple (about the situation in Nicaragua), a personal perspective of the impact on you and your friends?” That was the request from my friend Debbie as she asked that I “help people, like my mother Alice, see beyond the headlines and the political divisions.” Yet,…

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Loretto Special Needs Committee Awards 11 Grants, Spring 2018

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2018 /

By Sue Rogers The Loretto Special Needs Committee awarded 11 social change grants to diverse groups who share in Loretto’s commitment to build a culture of peace and justice and serve its struggling neighbors. The committee met by Zoom March 17. Committee members responsible for making decisions about grant awards are Martha Alderson, Angela Bianco,…

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