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Loretto in the News

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91-year-old softball player still going strong

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /

Maggie McCloskey has been playing softball before women’s organized sports came to be, but as she aged her focus changed. Published by 9News.com on November 13, 2022 PARKER, Colo. —…

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The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
A bee feeds on a yellow flower.

An anthropologist looks to a religious community of women in rural Kentucky for scientifically informed lessons in land stewardship. Could they be a model for activists and policymakers to move…

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How COVID-19 impacted congregations with retreat centers

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2022 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on October 31, 2022 “Global Sisters Report asked congregations in the United States, Canada and Ireland about their retreat centers and how they were affected…

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The church forbids ‘human composting’ at death. But what about ‘green’ burials?

By Loretto Community / October 17, 2022 /

Published by America Magazine Oct. 13, 2022. “So is there a way for Catholics to honor the sacredness of the body in a conservation burial that also honors the sacredness…

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Generations of Excellence

By Loretto Community / October 10, 2022 /

Published by The Montgomery Independent on Oct 4, 2022 Times are hard…our school is learning to navigate a new normal amid a pandemic. War and civil unrest are too close…

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Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022 … Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential…

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Storied 18th century painting returns to Santa Fe after travels

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2022 /

Published by the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 13, 2022 She stands there, a study in spiritual power and dignity, with one hand pulling a soul from the mouth…

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Residency leads to writing about family history

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /

Published by The News-Enterprise on August 25, 2022 An interest in writing about her family history inspires a local artist to complete a residency in Loretto. In partnership with the…

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‘Operation Sacred Rescue’: Remains of 62 Loretto Sisters from Loretto Heights Cemetery Reinterred

By Loretto Community / August 24, 2022 /
Amidst rows of wooden caskets, a woman bends down to lay a flower on top of one.

A memorial Mass and recommittal service for 62 Sisters of Loretto, formerly buried at Loretto Heights Cemetery took place Aug. 22, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.…

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US congregations face their complicity in trauma of Native boarding schools

By Loretto Community / July 21, 2022 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on July 21, 2022 Libby Comeaux CoL was interviewed as part of this story. Libby Comeaux, a Loretto co-member who in 2021 co-wrote a…

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Artists find peace at Nerinx

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2022 /

Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on July 13, 2022 “For most Marion County residents, the property in Nerinx owned by the Sisters of Loretto is just a place for retired…

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Bringing Sisters Back Together: Loretto Begins Exhumation of Sisters Buried in Loretto Heights Cemetery

By Loretto Community / July 6, 2022 /
A rusted and dirt crusted rosary is displayed in outstretched hands.

Five years ago, with the announcement of the pending sale of the Loretto Heights campus, Loretto began prayerful and thoughtful research into how the Community could best ensure the perpetual…

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