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Getting to Know You: Conversations About Loretto Work After Vatican II

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Mary Kay Brannan and Therese Stawowy Does your “bucket list” include reconnecting to Loretto? Would you like to share with new Loretto folks what you were doing after Vatican…

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Loretto Marches in 2017 MLK Marade in Denver

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2017 /
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Loretto in Faisalabad and Lahore

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /
Three Pakistani women sitting together in traditional clothing conversing.

By Maria Daniel Faisalabad was the first love of Loretto in Pakistan. We came back to our own country and found it a challenge. We had to be enculturated. Families…

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Loretto Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Untiring Support’ for EarthLinks

By Cathy Mueller SL / December 1, 2016 /
An award being presented at a ceremony with a diverse group of individuals celebrating a collective anniversary.

“One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin.” – John Muir In 1995, when Bette Ann Jaster OP and I were at a Loretto Earth Network retreat in Santa…

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Relationship of Trust: Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 /

By Lillian Moskeland At the close of this past summer, the Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee — Marie Ego, Pauline Albin, Elise André, Betsy Clute and Lillian Moskeland — and the…

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Could Loretto’s Mission Extend to a Woodland Burial Place?

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
Sunlit woods.

By Cecily Jones Could the desire of some Loretto Community members for a nature (“green”) burial in the Motherhouse woods develop into a new aspect of Loretto’s mission of reaching…

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Money for Mission: When Will We Spend It?

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / November 1, 2016 /

At out Zoom Assembly in September, the Finance Committee asked us how we would like to spend money for mission. There was a splendid array of creative answers, all heartfelt…

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Well Done, Interfaith Voices!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

Sept. 24 Interfaith Voices was awarded first place in the radio/podcast category at the annual awards banquet of the Religion News Association. The award was specifically for a story on…

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‘Religious at the United Nations’ Names Sally Dunne Project Director for Hilton-funded U.N. Initiative

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Older woman smiling gleefully in front of greenery.

By Sally Dunne The informal group of sisters, brothers, priests, and others who represent their respective Catholic religious congregations at the United Nations is called RUN — “Religious at the…

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Loretto Volunteers Complete Their Missions

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Community members posing for a photo by holding one group member horizontally across joyfully.

By Molly Butler July 13 the 2015-2016 Loretto Volunteers captured the hearts of a full Motherhouse conference room through a night of storytelling. The narratives told that night were crafted…

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Challenging Papal Doctrine of Discovery: Historic Next Step

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2016 /
A man wearing a blue striped shirt shakes hands with the Pope outdoors.

May 4 was the 523rd anniversary of Inter Caetera, one of several 15th century papal bulls that initiated the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. This doctrine justified colonial seizure “in perpetuity”…

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Loretto Hunger Fund Helps Support Jemez Springs, N.M., Organizations

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
Two women with short grey hair smiling brightly for a picture together on an outdoor balcony with big green trees behind them.

By Sharon Palma Jemez Helping Hands and Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church in the Jemez Springs, N.M., area have been recipients of the Loretto Hunger Fund for several years. The population…

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