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Loretto Community Supports 2017 U.N. Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2017 /

The Loretto Community firmly and unequivocally supports the 2017 U.N. Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. We call upon the President and Congress of the United States of America, where we are based, to immediately support the abolition and unilateral disarmament of nuclear weapons, which means to discontinue all further testing, production, updating and deployment of…

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Loretto Stands at the Border to Close the School of the Americas

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Paulette Peterson and Mary Ann McGivern Sixteen Loretto Community members, Volunteers and friends joined the Nov. 9 demonstration to advocate for the closing of the School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Loretto has been present at the School of the Americas Watch in Fort Benning, Ga., since…

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Loretto Offers Generous Support to Haiti in Time of Need

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2017 /

By Barbara Wander Loretto’s very generous donation of $10,000 to the Little Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus has come at a time of real need. Although they did not receive a direct hit from the hurricanes, the glancing blows have yet again caused some deaths (both people and animals washed out to…

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Special Needs Fund: Promoting Loretto Mission

By Loretto Community / October 2, 2017 /

By Sue Rogers The Special Needs Fund, established by the General Assembly of 1973, has been active in promoting Loretto mission for 44 years. The Special Needs Fund has provided a combination of grant funds promoting social change and emergency funding to assist Loretto’s economically disadvantaged neighbors in times of crisis. The 1973 Loretto General…

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Remembering Cecily: A Reflection

By Martha Alderson CoL / September 1, 2017 /

Cecily (Peggy mostly, to me) was so many qualities I admired and such support to me that it would take much too much time and space to elaborate. Nevertheless, I find there are two special qualities I want to remind us of. First, Cecily was ever the political activist, always working for justice. She called…

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Fascinating Story on Reinterment of 17 Pioneer Loretto Sisters

By Loretto Community / August 3, 2017 /

Thank you to Ron and Rosie Brogan, who created “A Catholic Mission” website and shared the fascinating story of the reinterment of 17 pioneer Loretto Sisters in St. Paul, Kansas, in 1930. Click here for the full story and more photos.

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An Idea for a Collaborative Sustainable Community

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /

By Martha Crawley Over the past 18 months, Beth Blissman, Jean East, Anna Koop, Lisa Reynolds, Mary Helen Sandoval and I have been considering the possibility of a future project in Denver — a values-based, intergenerational sustainable community. The idea was initially presented to the Community Forum in May 2016, and an update on progress…

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Loretto High School Alumnae Association Grants Support Loretto Values, Mission

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /

By Barbara Nicholas Annually, the board of the Loretto High School Alumnae Association, following consultation with the members at the business meeting, awards small grants of up to $500 to sisters and co-members of Loretto to support projects in which they are involved in educational work or in activities that promote compassion, mercy, justice and…

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Havern School — Fifty Years and Counting

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2017 /

By Marlene Spero The 2016-2017 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Havern School. Located in Littleton, Colo., Havern is a Loretto-founded-and-sponsored school that officially opened its doors in September 1966 to 24 learning- disabled students. On the faculty and staff were several Sisters of Loretto, two of whom had just returned…

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Tobin House: Keeping an Open Door

By Loretto Community / March 31, 2017 /

By Claudia Calzetta Everything happened so fast at the annual mid-year retreat for the St. Louis Volunteers. We were enjoying a beautiful sunny day at Rockhaven retreat center. It was a relaxing weekend, each of us taking a breath and enjoying the wonderful opportunity to focus on self-care. Nothing heavy, just some good, life-giving time…

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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 II? Recently a small group of Outreach Team volunteers met on Zoom to talk about how we might engage in ways to gather more information…

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Loretto Marches in 2017 MLK Marade in Denver

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /
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