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Karen Cassidy Wins Prestigious Prize

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

(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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Kathleen Corbett Celebrates 50 Years in Loretto

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

By Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen Surrounded by Loretto Community members, friends from her parish and friends from Holy Cross Catholic School where she teaches and has taught for five years, Kathleen Corbett celebrated her 50th Jubilee as a Sister of Loretto. The celebration took place Aug. 19 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral…

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Pauline Albin Receives Acacia Award at the African-American Leadership Awards

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2017 /

By Kathy Wright Pauline Albin received the Acacia Award for her years of service, support and fidelity to the African-American Catholic community in the Louisville Archdiocese. March 11 eight members of Loretto and three family members accompanied Pauline to the 30th Annual African-American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner. It was a grand event at the Galt…

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LHC Honors Elaine Prevallet

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2017 /

By Martha Crawley The Spirit of Loretto Awards are given annually to outstanding alumnae, former faculty and staff of Loretto Heights College (LHC) in recognition of personal achievement, substantial contribution of service to others and a commitment to the promotion of social justice consistent with the traditions and mission of the Sisters of Loretto. Elaine…

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