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Motherhouse

“Our Old Kentucky Home” – The Loretto Motherhouse is the heart of the Loretto Community. Located in Marion County, Ky., the site and the nearby town are named after our priest-founder Charles Nerinckx. Thousands of women entered the Community through its doors to follow God’s call of service. Today, it remains a home to our members, who gladly welcome visitors. Learn more about our Motherhouse.

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 2

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

The conference room was decorated with many handmade quilts and several posters with information on some Kentucky women. A shortened version of the life stories was made into bookmarks by Sister Sharon Kassing. Joyce Minkler provided pipeline-logo t-shirts which could be purchased and used to promote support for that protest. In the outside hallway, one could also purchase beautiful cards made by Sister Sandra Ardoyno as well as some handmade products created by Barbara Wander to benefit children in Haiti.

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 1

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

“Great things happen when people collaborate!” Thus Karen Cassidy proclaimed as she shared her reflection on the Energy Vision Statement at the Motherhouse on February 14. This was an evening sponsored by the Loretto Earth Network as part of the Loretto Women’s Network winter gathering. Maureen McCormack and Nancy Wittwer facilitated and Martha Fly led the opening song, “O Beautiful Gaia” by Carolyn McDade.

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Welcome Back, Class of 1963!

By Loretto Community / October 7, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Eleanor Craig
Interchange Online

With a great deal of enthusiasm, fourteen of the thirty-six members of the Novitiate class of 1963 reunited at Loretto Motherhouse over the Labor Day weekend, grateful to Maureen O’Connell and committee for months of finding people and planning activities.

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Motherhouse Continues on Path Toward More Sustainable Farming

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Eleanor Craig
Interchange Online

The Loretto Motherhouse Coordinating Board and Services Coordinator have announced a decision which will significantly strengthen Loretto’s ability to plan a sustainable future for the farm and land at Loretto’s traditional “home place” in Marion County, Kentucky. At its meeting on August 30th, the Coordinating Board approved the establishment of a new position at Loretto Motherhouse, the Director of Farm and Land Development.

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Just Like New York: Classic Concerts in a Country Church

By Loretto Community / August 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

by Cecily Jones, SL Interchange Online After a recent concert an audience member was overheard exclaiming, “This is like being at Carnegie Hall!” She was commenting on the performance at one of the seven concerts offered between June 8 and July 7, not in New York, but in rural Kentucky. During those weeks the Loretto…

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Loretto History on NPR

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

Tune in to Loretto history! This week, Interfaith Voices public radio show featured a segment on the history of the Loretto Community – and you can hear it online. Maureen Fiedler SL, host of Interfaith Voices, takes listeners to the Loretto Motherhouse, where she sits down with Eleanor Craig SL and Cecily Jones SL to…

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Innovative Conservation at the Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / September 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

by Eleanor Craig SL Wildflowers and bees, a wildlife corridor, and wetlands habitat will grace the Motherhouse farm as Loretto begins its third century in the “Holy Land” of central Kentucky. The Loretto Motherhouse Coordinating Board, following the recommendation of its Farm and Land Committee, recently approved the enrollment of 78.1 acres of the Motherhouse…

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Celebrate!—Barbara Croghan and Donna Mattingly

By Loretto Community / April 20, 2011 / 0 Comments

Leading the Way — Donna Mattingly and Barbara Croghan process into the Church of the Seven Dolors during the Loretto Foundation Day, April 25 joint celebratory Mass in honor of Barbara’s 75th jubilee and Donna ’s final vows ceremony. Serving as candle bearers are Donna’s siblings, Linda, Susan, Lisa and Julita. Following Donna and Barbara,…

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Renewal of Vows

By Loretto Community / April 20, 2011 / 0 Comments

A Commitment to Faith, Community, Justice and Respect —With Cathy Mueller witnessing, Donna signs her name to conclude her final vows ceremony. Spring Celebration —Butterflies grace the cover of the program for the joint celebration. Poetry in Motion — JoAnn Gates raises the incense high above the altar at the April 25 celebratory Mass in…

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Quilt on Motherhouse Barn

By Loretto Community / April 20, 2011 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Log Cabin Quilt square, part of the Marian County Marion County Quilt Trail, a portion of the “Clothesline of Quilts” trail that runs throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, was blessed after the Sunday Liturgy, March 22 at the Motherhouse. This is one of the first projects for our Jubilee 2012. Martha and Leonard…

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Two Centuries: Setting the Stride

By Loretto Community / April 20, 2011 / 0 Comments
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