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Go into the world: Sisters find common ground with people of other religions

By Loretto Community / January 25, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 25, 2021 Sr. Nasreen Daniel was a panelist for the Global Sisters Report in their The Life feature series. Sr. Maria Daniel appears in one of the photos in the story. “When Jesus told us to be salt of the Earth and light of the world (Matthew…

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Sr. Grace Clare Shanley in China

By Susanna Pyatt / January 8, 2021 /

We have two interesting artifacts at the Heritage Center that nearly bookend the 15 years that Sister Grace Clare Shanley, SL, spent serving in China. The first is a small scrapbook of her journey overseas in 1934. She used a pamphlet printed by the steamship company to record her travels for her friend Sister Leonella…

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Co-member Barbara Wander’s Latest Report on Haiti

By Loretto Community / June 17, 2020 /

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 June 2020 of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the January 2019 issue of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the September 2018 issue…

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Loretto Follows Gospel Call of Service to Others Around the World

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2020 /

“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”  John: 17:18 Loretto serves throughout the United States and in Lahore, Pakistan, with partnerships in Ghana and Guatemala. At different points in our history, Loretto’s missions have extended our reach well beyond what we imagined when we first came into being,…

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A First-hand Report From Wuhan

By Anna Koop SL / March 2, 2020 /

(Editor’s Note: Anna Koop shares with Interchange the following background and letter from Sr. Clara Zhang who lives in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where the new Coronavirus was first discovered in 2019.) It is a blessing to be in touch with Sr. Clara in Wuhan. Loretto Sisters Justa and Clementia helped found her religious community…

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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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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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