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Loretto’s Infirmary Is Above Average — As We Know!

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

It is not a surprise that the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary received an above average rating in nursing homes in Kentucky and, in fact, in the nation. Loretto members, staff and Motherhouse residents know that the Infirmary operates in an excellent manner under the capable direction of Michelle Essex, the Infirmary administrator. Year after year the…

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Mary Helen Sandoval Receives Recognition for Service

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently, Mary Helen Sandoval received stellar recognition for her tireless efforts with Colorado High School Charter (CHSC). Mary Helen  has served on the Board of Colorado High School Charter for 15 years. In 1994 her dear friend, Cyndi Bush Luna, founded CHSC with the mission of creating a pathway for students who had dropped out…

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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life of Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. The school honored past President Barbara Roche by dedicating the newly remodeled Nerinx library to her in gratitude…

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Karen Cassidy Wins Prestigious Prize

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Purpose Prize celebrates people 50 and older who are following their passion to make a difference in the world. Karen Cassidy, executive director of Hildegard House, was one of five women to receive the prize this past December. She began Hildegard House in 2016. Congratulations, Karen!…

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Our Journey to Father Nerincks’x Roots

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Karel Disponett The parish in Belgium where Father Charles Nerinckx was born recognized his life by unveiling a plaque in his honor. They invited Loretto to participate, and so one Monday evening in mid-September four of us (Denise Ann Clifford, Eleanor Craig,  Susanna Pyatt from the Archives and I) took off on the first…

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El Paso Diocese Honors Loretto with Dei Gratia Award

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The fourth annual Dei Gratia Award by the El Paso Diocese honored both the Daughters of Charity and the Sisters of Loretto. The award ceremony was at the El Paso Convention Center Sept. 20. Eileen Custy, who taught at Loretto Academy for many years, accepted the award on behalf of Loretto. Local Loretto members helped…

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Group Honors Mary Catherine Rabbitt for Leading by Example

By Martha Alderson CoL / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

As reported in the September issue of Interchange, Mary Catherine Rabbitt received the John J. Campbell Award for her work with Colorado Elder Law. The award ceremony was at Vail, Colo., on Aug. 24. It is impressive, not only that Mary Catherine has this award but also that she is the first recipient. The award…

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Foundation for Diocese of El Paso Honors Sisters of Loretto with Fourth Annual Dei Gratia Award

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

(Material courtesy of the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso) Sisters of Loretto Honored by the Catholic Foundation with 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award Oct. 2, 2018 The Sisters of Loretto were honored as the recipients of the 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award during the 12th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner on Thursday, September…

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El Paso Celebrates Mary Margaret’s Retirement from Villa Maria

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

For 11 years Mary Margaret Murphy has been the caseworker at Villa Maria in El Paso, accompanying and guiding women through transition from homelessness, addiction, mental illness and incarceration to stability and wellness. As she prepared to retire, Villa Maria gave her a party, and the Rio Grande Catholic came to interview her. Mary Marg…

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Bravo Hildegarde House!

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hildegard House received the 26th annual Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award and a $100,000 cash prize from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company. This money went directly into Hildegard House’s Sustainability Fund to ensure care for future residents. Hildegard House was recognized for providing a creative solution for health status improvement, impact on…

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Congratulations, Mary Catherine!

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mary Catherine Rabbitt received the John J. Campbell Award for her substantial contribution to the furtherance of Colorado Elder Law, the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and the education of others. A dinner was held to honor Mary Catherine Aug. 24. Photo and story to follow in the October Interchange.

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Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL Receives First-Ever Campbell Award for Her Legal Work for Elderly

By Loretto Community / August 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Congratulations to Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL, who on Aug. 24 was awarded the first-ever John J. Campbell Outstanding Contribution to Elder Law Award for her leadership in Colorado elder law. The award is named in honor of Campbell, an esteemed elder law attorney who practiced law in Missouri and then Colorado. Mary Catherine was selected…

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