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Kathy Wright Speaks at Panel Discussion on Divestment

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Kathy Wright spoke at a panel discussion on divestment in New York on Sept. 16 at Union Theological Seminary as part of a program sponsored by the seminary’s Center for Earth Ethics. Former Vice President Al Gore, center, also attended the event. In the group photo above, Kathy Wright is pictured at far right.

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The House of Loretto is a House of Belonging

By Loretto Community / September 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

By Donna Day “There is no house like the house of belonging,” writes the poet, David Whyte. The “house of belonging” metaphor has many applications for members of Loretto. There are many rooms in the House of Loretto: Sisters, co-members, volunteers, the Loretto Circle and the new forms of membership yet to be realized. Each…

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Thank you, Loretto!

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

By Agnes Wilcox and Patty Prewitt Your gift of $4,000 to Prison Performing Arts to support our work with the women in the state prison in Vandalia, Mo., makes a great deal of difference. It helps us provide stipends for teachers, production expenses and school supplies. The women have presented a lot of Shakespeare since…

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The First of Many Tales From a Journey With the Navajo People

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

By Angela Bianco (Editor’s note: Currently, Angela works part time at Guiding Eyes for the Blind as a clinical nurse. She now has time to write stories of her earlier life with the Navajo. She eventually plans to publish them. Below is her first story. Angela said she would welcome feedback.) I spent 14 years…

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Hunger Fund Recorder: From Cabrini Bartolo to Valerie Novak

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

After seven years as the recorder for the Loretto Hunger Fund, Cabrini Bartolo recently turned over her job to Valerie Novak. Please send contributions to the Loretto Hunger Fund to Valerie at 590 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. Cabrini deserves the gratitude of the Loretto Community for her service in the recorder’s role…

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Loretto Hunger Fund Turns 40

By Loretto Community / November 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

By Cecily Jones A few days after the close of the 1974 Loretto General Assembly, held in El Paso, Loretto President Helen Sanders wrote in a Community letter, “From the opening day until adjournment one preoccupation surfaced as common to Assembly members and participant observers both young and not so young. This preoccupation was that…

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Special Needs Committee Confers Loretto Grants

By Loretto Community / September 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Matt Myers, Special Needs Committee

Since 1973, the Loretto Community has used a portion of its annual income to operate a Special Needs Fund to benefit people in need – and we are pleased to announce our grant recipients this season.

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Press Release: Loretto Stands for Immigration Reform

By Loretto Community / September 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Sept. 7, 2012 Loretto Community stands up for comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the United States On behalf of the Loretto Community, Loretto president Sister Catherine Mueller today publicly stated that Loretto strongly supports the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011 (SB 1258) sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ). In a letter dated Sept.…

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