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Relationships matter to Loretto. We partner with two Sister Communities abroad, the Holy Family Sisters in Guatemala and the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity in Ghana. Learn more about our Sister Communities.

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Teaching English at the Belga School in Guatemala City, Guatemala

By Kathy Wright SL / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

For three weeks this past July I worked with the seven English teachers at the Belga School in Guatemala City, taught some of the English classes and helped the faculty evaluate ways to improve the English program at the school. The Holy Family Sisters, our sister community in Guatemala, had asked Loretto to help them…

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Ghana Sisters Help Provide International Flavor to Assembly

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Carole Eschen and Lillian Moskeland The 2018 Assembly had an international flavor this year with sisters from two countries outside the United States in full attendance and our sisters from Pakistan. The Ghana Committee was blessed to have Anna Amo, president of the FST Sisters, and Cecilia Ankomah participate during the entire week of…

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I Will Go – To Ghana

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Stacy Fitzwater “Madam, Madam!” Children ages 5 to 15 clamored for our attention. Come, play on the dirt field. Come, ride my bike, see my classroom, walk to the water hole. Welcome, we are glad you are here! As we stepped foot into Kpaachiyili village in Ghana for the first time, my five traveling…

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Can Loretto Help Guatemalan Sisters Learn English?

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / May 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Holy Family sisters in Guatemala have asked Loretto to help them learn English and teach English in their schools. It is a daunting request, and the Guatemala Sister Community Committee has been chewing on it. Besides speaking Spanish, many sisters speak French and one of the indigenous languages. So, English would be their fourth…

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Guatemala Snapshots: Continuing the Guatemala Sister Community Trip

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Pat Geier Editor’s Note: In January, Mary Ann McGivern, Irma Avila, Alicia Ramirez and Pat Geier spent 10 days in Guatemala visiting our sister community, Las Hermanas de la Sagrada Familia. The following are Pat’s “snapshots” from that visit: Midway through our time in Guatemala, the four of us set out in different directions.…

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Building Relationship Through Loretto Presence

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Kay Carlew and Maria Visse Editor’s Note: In 2016 the Ghana Sister Committee realized that for the two communities, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST) and Loretto, to deepen their relationship, it was time for Loretto Community members to visit Ghana. Previously, sisters from the FST Community visited here and became acquainted…

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Sister Community Committee for Guatemala Gives Trip Report

By Irma Avila SL / March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

On Jan. 22, Mary Ann McGivern, Connie Newton and I went to La Escuela Sagrada Familia – Zona 10 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. During our visit, we shared the reality of that school. The Sisters of the Holy Family who are directly involved with the school and live in community there are Elena, Odilia, Regine…

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Relationship of Trust: Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Lillian Moskeland At the close of this past summer, the Loretto-Ghana Sister Community Committee — Marie Ego, Pauline Albin, Elise André, Betsy Clute and Lillian Moskeland — and the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST) sisters Emily Owusu-Ansah and Veronica Adomako-Manu were joined at the Motherhouse by Barbara Roche as facilitator for four…

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Loretto-Ghana Identity Statement

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Preamble “My work is loving the world. Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.” – Mary Oliver, “Messenger” Appreciation of differences between cultures can lead to equality so that trust can be present and engender love for whatever we bring…

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How to Work With Our Sister Community in Guatemala

By Loretto Community / February 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Irma Avila, Mary Peter Bruce, Mary Ann McGivern and Connie Newton Loretto’s relationship with the Holy Family Community in Guatemala began when Martha Crawley visited them in 1994 after traveling to El Salvador to mark the first anniversary of Ann Manganaro’s death. Then Kathy Wright, Connie Newton, Nancy Finneran, Vicki Quatmann and Mary Peter…

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Sisters in Community: Sisters and Co-members of Loretto and Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (Filiae Sanctissimae Trinitatis – FST)

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

By the Sister Community Committee for Ghana Eugenia Amporfu FST traveled from Blessed Trinity Leadership Academy in Akokoamong, Ghana, West Africa, to Minneapolis Nov. 1. Eugenia, Marie Ego and Cathy Mueller attended the “Ensuring a Vital Future through Congregational Sustainability” conference sponsored by the Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst Foundation (GHR). GHR is a philanthropic, family-funded…

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My Experience with Education and Spirituality in Ghana

By Loretto Community / April 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

By Paige R. Regan (Co-Member in Process) Interchange Online Paige Regan is working this year at Blessed Trinity Leadership Academy – a school in Ghana run by Loretto’s sister community, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity. Paige attended St. Mary’s Academy, a Loretto high school in Denver, and now is in the process of…

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