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Nuclear Ban Week in Vienna

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / June 15, 2022 /

It’s finally happening, the first Meeting of States Parties to the U.N. Ban Treaty! Eighty-six countries have signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and 61 states have ratified it!…

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Loretto Loves Acronyms: We Hope You Enjoy Our “Alphabet Soup!’

By Loretto Community / June 11, 2022 /
A woman wearing a green shirt and a smile stands amongst a crowd and holds a sign that reads "NFWN keeping faith with Immigrants", with the National Farm Worker Ministry logo in the lower right corner.

When a little kid, one of our members often had Campbell’s Alphabet Soup for lunch. She would pick out letters in the soup to spell her name or her town…

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Making a Difference One Loan at a Time

By Kim Klein CoL / May 25, 2022 /

The Investment Committee is one of the quieter committees in the Loretto Community. Started in the 1970s, our original mandate was shareholder activism. We, along with other religious communities, would…

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Loretto: Making a Difference, One Loan at a Time

By Loretto Community / May 22, 2022 /
Sign outside building reads "Mount Loretto: Home. Community. Partnership" Subheading: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. A Joint Venture with the Sisters of Loretto.

Like many religious communities, Loretto has an Investment Committee. Started in the 1970s, the committee supports Loretto values by working for justice and acting for peace. Its original mandate was…

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Loretto Speaks Out: Living Our Lives Boldly

By Loretto Community / May 16, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

The Evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – who gave birth to the New Testament and the words and stories of Jesus that we embrace today, were all writing…

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Loretto Community members’ passion for education helps Escuela bloom

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2022 /
Black-and-white photo of two women looking over a female student's shoulder at her computer screen.

Susan Swain SL By Marlene Spero SL Susan Swain SL was a gifted teacher and administrator who brought to Escuela years of innovative elementary school teaching. Susan was skilled in…

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The evolution of a thriving school

By Vicki Schwartz SL / April 25, 2022 /
Two boys, one white, one Black, wearing school uniforms, stand with arms around each other's shoulders.

Escuela de Guadalupe’s mission is “to support and uplift the global community, our families and our students by offering an education that integrates Spanish and English biliteracy, Catholic values and…

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Loretto Responds to the Gospel Call for 210 Years: One Journey to Everywhere

By Loretto Community / April 25, 2022 /
Pencil drawing of a covered buggy with three passengers in it, with the text "2022 Pakistan. One Journey To Everywhere."

Followers of Jesus have responsibilities, and if they are smart they never do them alone. Loretto has been graced by God to become a community on pilgrimage. We have walked…

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Loretto, Faith Communities Cooperate in Life-giving Mission of Jesus

By Loretto Community / April 4, 2022 /
Colorful banner reads "Our religious traditions call us to love our neighbor and to offer hospitality to those in need. The Loretto Community"

In the midst of the political, cultural and religious divides that seem to permeate organizations, churches and even families today, Loretto seeks to collaborate with other faith communities to live…

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Spirit of Wisdom Inspires Loretto’s Core Mission of Education

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2022 /
Woman in mask takes a selfie with students in school uniforms.

In the Beginning — “When Loretto settled in Kentucky at the end of the 18th century, the members quickly realized the need of children in the area for education and…

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Pray, Play and Eat! Soup’s On!

By Loretto Community / January 10, 2022 /
A little girl sits with a bowl of chili. A Christmas trees is behind her and snow can be seen through the windows.

God touches us deeply in the very core of our daily lives, be it in the ways we work, pray, play and, yes, even eat!  In the week ahead on…

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A miracle meeting brings sweet tears

By Christina Manweller / December 7, 2021 /
Three men and two women stand together, smiling, for the photographer.

1973, Saigon, Vietnam, New Haven Nursery The newborn was dropped off at New Haven Nursery where Susan Carol McDonald SL was the director. She logged the baby into her register,…

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