All Loretto members are leaders. Every six years, six Loretto women religious and six Co-members are elected to serve the Community. Their generosity throughout the years has enhanced the life of Loretto and its mission. Learn more about our Loretto Leadership.

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Gratitude Is the Hallmark of the Heart

By Loretto Community / November 22, 2021 /

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name O God; to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at nighttime. Ps.…

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Loretto Assembly 2021: ‘Seeing with the Heart’

By Loretto Community / November 13, 2021 /

“Seeing with the Heart,” the Loretto Assembly 2021 theme, is an invitation to consider how we in Loretto embrace our God, each other and those we serve. I Am the…

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Loretto Community Statement on U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision and the Urgent Need for Reform of U.S. Immigration and Asylum Laws

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2020 /

Members of the Loretto Community rejoice in yesterday’s (June 18, 2020) DACA decision from the U.S. Supreme Court because it removes the immediate threat of deportation for 700,000 of our…

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Loretto Calls for Fundamental Reform to Racist System in U.S. that Targets People of Color

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2020 /

Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States.  Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public.  Say their names:  George Floyd,…

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Loretto Stands With LCWR in Its Objection to U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2019 /
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LCWR Troubled by U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement November 7, 2019 The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United…

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More than 660 LCWR Members, including Loretto, Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2019 /

In Scotsdale, Ariz., Aug. 14, the 663 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) members, including Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, affirmed and issued a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all…

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Profiles of Community Leadership

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2019 /

Meet the new team for 2019-2021! Below are brief biographies of our president, vice president, Executive Committee and Community Forum members. Barbara Nicholas SL, President Educated at Webster College in…

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‘Have Only One Heart, One Soul, One Mind’

By Donna Day SL / February 1, 2019 /

‘Have only one heart, one soul, one mind.’ Words of Father Charles Nerinckx Dec. 8, 2018, was a special feast day at the Loretto Motherhouse and for Loretto members everywhere.…

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Paulette Peterson CoL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

I grew up in a small town outside Chicago: Lemont, Ill. My mother was Roman Catholic and my father was Protestant. My sister, Elaine, is 10 years younger. I attended…

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Mary Helen Sandoval CoL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

I was born in Brainerd, Minn., the youngest of six children. In 1961, I went to Loretto Heights College. After graduating with a degree in math, with minors in education…

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Sonja Earthman Novo CoL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

I look back on my life and know that You were with me all the way. When the time came for my birth, daddy did not have money to pay…

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Susan Kenney CoL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

I am blessed to have grown up in a small Wisconsin town surrounded by a loving family and neighbors. I attended Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, and upon graduating began…

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