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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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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Patricia Jean (PJ) Manion SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / September 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

This remembrance is just a little bit shorter than PJ’s long life. I could blame the length on PJ, who insisted on living life to the full. I certainly did try to make it shorter. As PJ the journalist knew well, distilling a long, rich life takes time and talent. So here is PJ’s story,…

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Denise Ann Clifford’s Journey – from Teacher/Administrator to Community Life Coordinator

By Vicki Schwartz SL / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

“I’ve loved ‘learning the art’ of fundraising and connecting with our many generous friends and supporters,” says Denise Ann Clifford, as she completes 23 years as Loretto’s Director of Development and prepares for her new ministry as Community Life Coordinator at the Loretto Motherhouse. Until 1996, Denise Ann spent most of her professional years as…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Genevieve Cavanaugh SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Jeanne Frances Cavanaugh was born 99 years ago, in Kansas City, Mo., to Frank Edward Cavanaugh of Kansas City and Mary Frances Mullen Cavanaugh of Salina, Kan. Jeanne was the only child of her parents and entirely a child of Loretto. In a brief autobiography she wrote for her 75th Jubilee she sketched her childhood…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Patricia (formerly Sister Margaret Rose) Hummel SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

The following is the autobiography which Sister Pat Hummel herself has written starting in 1989 and added to periodically until quite recently. “I was born in Louisville, Ky., June 30, 1928, to Norbert Daniel and Margaret Maloney Hummel.  I was the second eldest of six children, the second of five daughters and one son.  I…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Ann (formerly Sister Charles Loretto) Coyle SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 15, 2019 / 1 Comment

            Mary Ann Coyle was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 1, 1925.  Her parents were Charles L. Coyle and Loretta Teatum Coyle, both Catholic and lifetime residents of Des Moines. Mary Ann attended the local Catholic schools, staffed by BVM Sisters. After graduation from St. Joseph High School, Mary Ann worked at an insurance company…

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Kay DeMarea Celebrates Her 70th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kay DeMarea celebrated her 70th Jubilee April 25 at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. She was joined by her housemate and friend, Suzanne Reasbeck. They both enjoyed the delicious celebration meal at the Motherhouse following the April 25 Jubilee/Foundation Day Mass. Kay said that ‘everything had been worth it, and they had been wonderful years.’…

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Mary Katherine Hammett Celebrates Her 75th Jubilee

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: The following are remarks on Mary Katherine Hammett given April 25, 2019, at the Motherhouse by her niece, Jane Hammett O’Gorman.) By Jane Hammett O’Gorman Mary Katherine’s younger brother, John “Johnny” Hammett, wasn’t able to travel from Kalispell, Mont., to attend MK’s jubilee. When asked to share some family stories about MK, Johnny…

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Genevieve Cavanaugh: ‘Inspiration to All’

By Liz Perez SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

In my brief interview with Genevieve, she told me she was taught by the Sisters of Loretto in Kansas City, Mo., throughout all of grade school and high school.  (Eleanor Craig confirmed that she attended Loretto Academy in K.C.).   I asked her, “So you decided your senior year to enter Loretto?”  She answered, “No,…

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On Foundation Day, Loretto Motherhouse Celebrates Jubilarians

By Kathleen Tighe SL / June 10, 2019 / 2 Comments

(Editor’s Note:  On April 25, 2019, Foundation Day, the Loretto Motherhouse Community celebrated Jubiliarians Genevieve Cavanaugh (80th), Mary Katherine Hammett and Kathleen Tighe (75th Diamond Jubilees), and Kay DeMarea (70th). Kathleen’s celebratory remarks follow below.) Welcome to all! I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful Loretto Community here at the Motherhouse. They are tremendous women, each…

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Regis Awards Lydia Peña Honorary Doctorate

By Loretto Community / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: Below are the Rev. John Fitzgibbons’s commencement remarks.) In rare occasions, the Regis University Board of Trustees authorizes the awarding of honorary degrees to individuals who have led lives of distinguished service and professional achievement. Today, we honor someone whose tireless dedication to her life’s work — as an educator, author, artist and…

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Lydia Peña’s Commencement Address Shares Words for Daily Living

By Lydia Peña SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Thank you Father Fitzbibbons and all gathered here today. I am humbled that Regis has recognized me with an honorary doctorate. Like so many things in my life, this is a gift I will cherish always. Coming from Regis University, where I have spent so much of my life, it means even more. Thank you…

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Five weeks at the shelter

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

‘. . . one of the volunteers told me if I wanted to see the face of God and the suffering Jesus, this was the place to be.’ Claudia Calzetta SL Immigrants were assigned two families to a room at the La Quinta motel where Alicia Ramirez SL volunteered upon her arrival in El Paso…

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