Sister Communities

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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Loretto Sister Communities: Beyond the Boundaries of Our Hearts

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2020 /

“Rejoicing in and strengthened by our mutual love, we go forth to meet our farther neighbors in their human needs and aspirations. We seek to reach out beyond boundaries imposed by any differences that tend to separate us.” “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #35 In 1988, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST)…

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2020 An Important Year for Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /

Beth Blissman reports that Loretto at the UN wrapped up 2019 by welcoming Sister Mary Akuoku FST from Ghana for a brief, yet enjoyable visit. The United Nations turned 75 in 2020, and this year also is the 25th anniversary of the fourth World Conference on Women. 2020 also is the 20th anniversary of U.N.…

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Teaching English at the Belga School in Guatemala City, Guatemala

By Kathy Wright SL / November 1, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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