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Exciting Beginnings for San Antonio Sister-Schools — and St. Anthony, Lahore, Pakistan

By Mary Ann Lovett SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This article is an update to the initial article in the December 2018 issue of Interchange. It gives us a view of the great progress the sister-schools in San Antonio, Texas, and Lahore, Pakistan, have achieved.) There are many possible ways to connect sister-schools between St. Anthony School, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and Rolling…

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Exploring Gender Justice: From #MeToo to #WeToo

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

At the recent U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (March 2019), Loretto at the UN co-sponsored a parallel event entitled “Breakthrough in Transforming Patriarchy: The Promise of Gender Equity and Reconciliation.” We co-sponsored this event with an organization that I had encountered at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto called Gender…

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Loretto Attends Presentation by Harvard Divinity School Fellows

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lisa Reynolds and Sally Maresh Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, the two Harvard Ministry Innovation Fellows who were part of the Emerging Forms presentation at our 2017  Assembly, spoke in Denver April 17, on “Responding to the Needs Of Millennials: ‘How We Gather.’ The Harvard Women’s Studies in Religion hosted their talk.  The…

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The Art of Being Useful

By Roberta Hudlow SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

As Loretto members demonstrate and march, Robert Strobridge (Stro) is with us in his well-made, colorful banners. They draw attention to the cause and announce the presence of the Loretto Community. Wherever Loretto members use them, they are noticed and photographed. His banners have been at demonstrations from our southern border to Standing Rock. We…

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Sharing My El Paso Experience

By Vivian Doremus CoL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently I returned from volunteer work helping immigrant families at the El Paso/Juarez border. I wish to share the remarkable story unfolding there. I had been reading accounts in Interchange of the dramatic needs at Annunciation House. These stories moved me to begin sending shipments of clothing and toiletries to assist immigrants arriving after arduous…

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Loretto Back at the Border in 2019

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Mary Jean Friel and Mary Helen Sandoval The Latin America/Caribbean Committee sponsored a trip to the Mexican border at Nogales, Mexico. We led the excursion. Due to the strong support of the administrative team of St. Mary’s Academy (SMA), six staff members were able to participate, and the Loretto Volunteer Program sponsored two women.…

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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If you are not already receiving a newsletter on a topic you would like to follow, we encourage you to use the email addresses listed to…

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From Loretto at UN: International Women’s Day 2019

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme was chosen to echo the primary focus of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) taking place March 11-22. The day’s celebrations centered…

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#StandWithSisters

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

This #NationalCatholicSistersWeek March 8-14, will you #StandWithSisters in serving, advocating for and walking with the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in our society; caring for our common home; standing firm against racism and oppressive systems at work in our world? #NCSW19.  Irma Avila SL, pictured above, is among those featured in a social media campaign…

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Loretto Committees Sponsor Program on Active Nonviolence

By Jeanne Orrben CoL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Denver Activities Committee and the Loretto Peace Committee sponsored a program on “Active Nonviolence: Our Response to Injustice in Our Time.” Byron Plumley facilitated the conversation. Byron was chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Department at Regis University. In his introduction he suggested that we are the “choir” since we are all committed…

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Black History Month: Memories and Action

By Lillian Moskeland CoL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Black History Month was celebrated in the United States throughout the month of February. It is a month for discussions, acknowledging the work of today, events and remembrance of those who have so often been forgotten or not even identified in history. It also makes us aware of the racism that is too prevalent in…

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‘White’ Christmas 2018

By Marie Ego SL / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

For some time now Loretto Community members from the Motherhouse and Louisville have been meeting the 3 p.m. “Sunday Bus” that comes from Texas with immigrants who are going to various places in the northeastern United States. We bring them water, something to eat, warm clothes or blankets and welcome them for about 20 or…

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