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Sharing My El Paso Experience

By Vivian Doremus CoL / May 1, 2019 /

Recently I returned from volunteer work helping immigrant families at the El Paso/Juarez border. I wish to share the remarkable story unfolding there. I had been reading accounts in Interchange of the dramatic needs at Annunciation House. These stories moved me to begin sending shipments of clothing and toiletries to assist immigrants arriving after arduous…

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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 /

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life of Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. The school honored past President Barbara Roche by dedicating the newly remodeled Nerinx library to her in gratitude…

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Loretto Back at the Border in 2019

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2019 /

By Mary Jean Friel and Mary Helen Sandoval The Latin America/Caribbean Committee sponsored a trip to the Mexican border at Nogales, Mexico. We led the excursion. Due to the strong support of the administrative team of St. Mary’s Academy (SMA), six staff members were able to participate, and the Loretto Volunteer Program sponsored two women.…

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Sustainable Intentional Community Gathers at Loretto Motherhouse

By Kathy Wright SL / April 1, 2019 /

During the weekend of Feb. 22-24, the Motherhouse welcomed the Sustainable Intentional Community gathering that included 17 participants plus several other people who joined for an hour or two. Participants included Mary Kay Brannan, Johanna Brian, Susan Classen, Martha Crawley, Andrew Dyrsten, Marie Ego, JoAnn Gates, Dorie Kincaide, Anna Koop, Maureen O’Connell, Dorothy Ortner, Mary…

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#StandWithSisters

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 /

This #NationalCatholicSistersWeek March 8-14, will you #StandWithSisters in serving, advocating for and walking with the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in our society; caring for our common home; standing firm against racism and oppressive systems at work in our world? #NCSW19.  Irma Avila SL, pictured above, is among those featured in a social media campaign…

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Black History Month: Memories and Action

By Lillian Moskeland CoL / March 1, 2019 /

Black History Month was celebrated in the United States throughout the month of February. It is a month for discussions, acknowledging the work of today, events and remembrance of those who have so often been forgotten or not even identified in history. It also makes us aware of the racism that is too prevalent in…

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‘White’ Christmas 2018

By Marie Ego SL / March 1, 2019 /

For some time now Loretto Community members from the Motherhouse and Louisville have been meeting the 3 p.m. “Sunday Bus” that comes from Texas with immigrants who are going to various places in the northeastern United States. We bring them water, something to eat, warm clothes or blankets and welcome them for about 20 or…

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Loretto Academy Hosts Annual Nun Run

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

The senior class at Loretto Academy in El Paso sponsored the Nun Run Feb. 2. The Nun Run has become an annual event to raise money for the Loretto Pakistan Mission. Each senior is asked to recruit 10 or more participants. Some seniors dress as nuns and welcome the competitive runners, non-competitive runners, walkers, family…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

In various parts of the country with a Loretto presence, Loretto members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some sent photos, and others sent in reports of how they observed the day. Their participation in these events is a tribute to the historical importance of Dr. King and the hope that even in these difficult…

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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. A blessing ritual celebrated the outgoing President Pearl McGivney and the newly elected President Barbara Nicholas, with the respective Executive Committees and Forum members. The…

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Minimum Wage Advocacy Works

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 /

By Alice Kitchen and Eleanor Craig The good news is that Loretto is a part of making the lives of low-wage workers more livable. Not only did we take action at our 2018 Assembly when we passed Proposal #7 committing to increasing the wages of our own staff, but we actually did it! As of…

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Co-member Barbara Wander’s Latest Report on Haiti

By Loretto Community / January 24, 2019 /

Barbara Wander is a Loretto co-member who has been working with the Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti for many years. Click here to read the latest issue (January 2019) of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the September 2018 issue of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the March 2018 issue…

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