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Pentecost Reflection

By Loretto Community / June 8, 2019 /

Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019Reflection from the Loretto Earth Network We read in Acts 2: “When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place.…

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A Reflection on Ask the Beasts

By Joy Jensen SL / May 1, 2019 /
A hawk perches on a tall pine tree.

A few years ago a juvenile red-tailed hawk was injured while flying into an electrical line. It died of starvation. I searched and found it under a tree. I stroked…

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What is Emerging?/Emerging Mission

By Susan Classen CoL / November 1, 2018 /
Tall leafy trees in a shady forest.

(Editor’s Note: Part 1: A reflection at the one-year anniversary of the Nov. 4, 2017, vow celebration.) JoAnn Gates and I recently visited Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky where…

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The Secret Garden Revisited: A Reflection

By Joy Jensen SL / October 1, 2018 /
Green bushes with white flowers lining a still pond on a green field on a sunny day.

A bird feeder hangs outside on my Infirmary window. A Chipping sparrow visits it daily and is occasionally joined by a Harris’s sparrow. After eating they fly to the Japanese…

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Remembering Cecily: A Reflection

By Martha Alderson CoL / September 1, 2017 /
A woman with short white hair wearing a pink shirt smiling brightly for a picture outdoors while holding a small white dog with long grey ears.

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…

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Maureen McCormack Offers Her Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

By Maureen McCormack SL / March 1, 2017 /
Short-haired woman wearing black turtleneck and glasses smiling for a headshot.

As I think about the topic of interfaith dialogue, I realize that most of us grew up in one faith or no faith tradition. Some were part of an interfaith…

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Jubilee Reflection: A Little Story About a Lifetime Commitment

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /

By Kim Klein Here is a little summary of what I hope I said at my Jubilee after telling the story of meeting Loretto through Vicki Quatmann and making my…

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A Reflection: ‘In the Company of Seekers and Saints’

By Patricia Geier CoL / February 1, 2017 /
A short-haired women in a colorful tank top with glasses on smiles inside for a picture.

In the wee hours of a sleepless morning, I couldn’t help but think of the opening lines from Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times,…

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Fifth Intercommunity Collaborative Leadership Development Program Will Begin This Year

By Maureen O'Connell SL / February 1, 2017 /
Woman in blue jacket smiles in office chair for a picture.

“Far and away, the CLDP program has been the best professional and personal development program I have ever engaged in. Not only has it allowed me to more fully understand…

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Balcony View: A Discernment Practice

By Susan Classen CoL / December 1, 2016 /
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The “balcony view” refers to a discernment practice that involves stepping back from the details to look at the broad view. Two personal memories highlight the importance of looking from…

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Marian Middle School Answers Question ‘What About the Girls?’

By Barbara Roche SL / October 1, 2016 /
Classroom of young girls using computers with a teacher smiling at the camera.

LCWR, MMS Come Together for Girls Aug. 27 the local St. Louis Area LCWR invited Marian Middle School President Mary Elizabeth Grimes to make a presentation at its annual workshop…

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Traveling Together in Loretto

By Pilar Gonzalez CoL / September 1, 2016 /
A STEM Club celebrating a successful tournament with a group photo.

My Loretto journey has given me nothing but a strong solid Community where I feel supported in my efforts to continue with my mission. I feel loved, no matter what…

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