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Empowered to do God’s work – Stories of ‘good news’

By Loretto Community / July 17, 2023 /

No one comes to work in a job or even a task that they love to be praised. But there are Loretto members, past and present, whose ministry or service…

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Loretto launches new Justice Fellowship Program

By Annie Rosenkranz / June 19, 2023 /
A brunette woman smiling for an outdoor portrait in a navy blouse.

Loretto’s leadership has approved the Loretto Justice Fellowship as the successor to the Loretto Volunteer Program. The Loretto Justice Fellowship begins its pilot year in El Paso in 2023 in…

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Ann Manganaro SL: Physician

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
A woman holds a young girl's hand and talks with her.

I will set my hands to healThe scorched earth; the burned and broken I will tendTill this land shall learn some new true fire to build. Ann Manganaro SL, physician,…

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Loretto extends warm welcome to inaugural Loretto Justice Fellowship Fellows!

By Loretto Community / June 5, 2023 /
Collage of seven headshots of young women. Text in the center reads "Meet our 2023-2024 Loretto Justice Fellows!"

The Loretto Justice Fellowship is Loretto’s response to calls for new strategies and priorities across the social justice landscape, shifting needs of young people and transitions in religious communities, including…

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History Colorado Recognizes Pancratia Hall Lofts

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2023 /

In late April, History Colorado recognized Pancratia Hall Lofts at their annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for outstanding archaeology and historic preservation projects across Colorado. A huge thank you to Mary Nelle Gage SL…

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U.S. Income, Expenditures and The Debt Ceiling

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / May 10, 2023 /

U.S. Income 2022: The income of the United States is basically what is brought in through taxes and fees on individuals and corporations plus FICA (Federal Income Contributions Act). We…

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Loretto members share fond memories of ‘‘star” Loretto educators

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2023 /
A woman turns from the chalkboard where she has drawn several figures to smile for the camera.

Recently after reading some books about living in the present moment and being mindful, this quote of the Dalai Lama came to mind: “When educating the minds of our youth,…

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Keepin’ It Rural

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2023 /

Published by Kentucky Monthly on March 30, 2023 The Bluegrass region is one of Kentucky’s quintessential landscapes. Scenic pastoral views are dotted with bourbon rickhouses. Mile after mile of black…

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Co-member Alice Kitchen Receives Starr Women’s Hall of Fame Award

By Jean East CoL / April 5, 2023 /

Congratulations to Alice Kitchen, co-member and a coordinator of the Loretto Feminist Network, who was honored at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and received the Starr Women’s Hall of…

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Loretto Link Members Help Carry Forward Mission, Spirit of Loretto

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2023 /
A group of women post for a photo in front of a mural depicting leaders of the American Civil Rights movement.

Loretto Link is one of the newest organizations in Loretto. Its mission is “to carry forward the mission and spirit of Loretto in spiritual community with equal participation and voice…

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Celebrating Loretto’s Social Workers!

By Loretto Community / March 20, 2023 /
A woman with a beaming smile holding a young infant on her lap sits in the green space of an apartment complex.

This week, we will highlight some Loretto social workers, who, like St. Katharine Drexel, have dedicated their lives to doing inspiring work on behalf of others. Loretto can identify with…

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Support War Tax Resisters

By Byron Plumley CoL / March 15, 2023 /

By Byron Plumley and Shirley Whiteside of the Loretto Peace Committee It is challenging to be a person of conscience in the United States when we know that our tax…

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