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Each member of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is “co-responsible for creating a community which is beneficial for all; for maturing in adult faith and effective ministry,..; and for making use of opportunities which add new depth to our formation in Christ.” Learn more about the Sisters of Loretto.

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Gifts Freely Given: Loretto Talents on Display!

By Loretto Community / July 25, 2021 /
A woman smiles from behind her camera.

Loretto Archives keeps thousands of pictures of our Sisters and Co-members — very fun photos, views of celebrations, service, pictures of religious experiences and so much more. Each image tells…

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Good Samaritans: Loretto Members Practice What They Preach!

By Loretto Community / July 19, 2021 /
Three women stand behind boxes of donated clothing.

Loretto’s Constitutions tell us, “The Spirit of God is not bound. It reveals itself in the lives of everyone. Even as we give to others, we acknowledge our need to…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Theresa (formerly Sister John Bosco) Coyle SL

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2021 /

Sister Theresa Coyle died July 14 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky. She was 92 and in the 74th year of her Loretto commitment. A remembrance of her life…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Sylvia Ginder SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 26, 2021 /

In early March of 1970, Sister Sylvia Ginder wrote to Sister Mary Luke Tobin, then completing her 12 years as the General Superior of the Sisters of Loretto. Sylvia’s letter is…

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Sisters of Loretto: United in Spirit!

By Loretto Community / June 13, 2021 /
A group of high school students stand around a sister on a warm, sunny day.

Almost every young Catholic girl at some point early on in her life thinks about becoming a nun. Usually, it’s because of meeting Sisters who teach them or who work…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Jean (formerly Sister M. Francis Ann) Kelley SL

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / May 30, 2021 /

Jean would often say to me, Mary Margaret, people don’t  really know me.  I said I will tell them.  So let me begin.    Dr. Kurstin arrived in the nick of…

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Loretto’s 2021 Jubilarians — the Blessings of Jubilee!

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2021 /
Colorful banner with text "The Loretto Spirit" as a bloom on a stem.

God takes our days and makes them holy. This week the Loretto Community celebrates those members we call Jubilarians! They have served the people of God through the Community for 75,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Denis Bruck SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / April 1, 2021 /

Hedwig Isabelle Catherine Bruck arrived as Frank and Mary Bruck’s first child exactly nine months after their marriage, “an embarrassment” her parents joked. She was born in Quincy, Ill., although…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Theresa Louise Wiseman SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 27, 2021 /

Mary Theresa Wiseman was the oldest child of Charles Bernard and Christine Margaret McMillen Wiseman, two Catholics from the area around Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Ky.  Their family grew to…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (formerly Sister Marian Francis) McWilliams SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 9, 2021 /

Elizabeth Jane McWilliams was born in Rockford, Ill., the only child of Frances Marguerite “Betty” McWilliams and Francis Lloyd “Mac” McWilliams.  These two Midwesterners amply gifted their daughter with Midwestern…

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Called by God: Vowed Women Religious

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /
A woman stands at the front of a blackboard. Three students sit in desks, listening to her lecture.

For hundreds of years women religious have followed the light of Christ, the light of those in need, the light of immigrants at the borders, the light of people suffering…

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Spotlight Video: Anna Koop SL

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2021 /
Woman in red turtleneck sits on a couch in sun splashes

This video features Anna Koop SL, one of the founders of Denver’s Catholic Worker House, which opened in 1978. Denver’s original Catholic Worker House burned in 2015; two years ago,…

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