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We celebrate our Jubilarians’ faithfulness – to their vows, to their commitment to the Loretto Community, to the people of God and to one another. Each of their lives is a reflection of Loretto’s mission: “We work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.” Learn more about the Loretto Community.

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Jubilarians celebrate at the Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 /

Loretto celebrated three important anniversaries at the Motherhouse this year: two 75-year jubilees and one 80th. From left: Mary Katherine Hammett SL celebrates her 75-year jubilee with family; Kathleen Tighe SL celebrates her 75-year jubilee with family; Liz Perez SL presents a cake to Mary Genevieve Cavanaugh SL in celebration of her 80-year jubilee. Mary…

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Co-member Lillian Moskeland Celebrates Silver Jubilee

By Mary Peter Bruce SL / October 1, 2019 /

Twenty-five years ago Lillian Bruce Moskeland decided to become part of the Loretto family. She and I then had one more life adventure to add to our ever-growing friendship and sisterhood. Lillian was 9 years old when I left for the novitiate, and yet we became very good friends over the years. Every time I visited from Bolivia, she…

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Donna Doyle Chats About Her 25 Years as a Loretto Co-member

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2019 /

(Editor’s Note: Material obtained from telephone conversation between Martha Alderson and Donna Doyle) Born in Mobile, Ala., Donna Doyle still has Mobile in her speech pattern after all these years. She began teaching at age 18, as she says knowing nothing about doing so but armed with stories from Sister Imelda. She had 54 fourth…

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Getting to Know Jane Wilson, 25 Years a Co-member

By Elaine Prevallet SL / October 1, 2019 /

 I met Jane Wilson in the 70s when I went to live in community and teach at Pendle Hill, a Quaker adult learning/living community in Pennsylvania. I taught (actually shared learning) a class in the Gospels, about 15-20 adults, all active learners — a welcome experience! Jane Wilson quietly impressed me as a person of…

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Paulette Peterson ‘Finally’ Celebrates a Jubilee

By Cathy Mueller SL / September 1, 2019 /

Paulette Peterson’s description of her time with Loretto is one of invitation. As a student at Webster College, she was invited by Therese Stawowy to live at Mullanphy House where sisters and students lived in community near housing projects in St. Louis. She lived there until she graduated and was invited again by Therese to…

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Kay DeMarea Celebrates Her 70th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 /

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 /

(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 /

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 /

(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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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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Mary Denis Bruck, Mary Kenneth Lewis Celebrate 75th Jubilee

By Mary Peter Bruce SL / June 1, 2018 /

April 25 the Loretto Community celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Mary Denis Bruck and Mary Kenneth Lewis with a Mass and special dinner at the Motherhouse. At dinner in the dining room after Mass, two reserved tables with 12 settings each were set aside for Mary Denis’s and Mary Ken’s invited guests. The special meal…

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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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