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Loretto Heights College reunion a grand affair

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / September 1, 2023 /
Six women standing and smiling together for a group picture outdoors on a sunny day in front o a green grass field and a dark green lamp post. They are all wearing nice dress clothing, and two women are wearing matching green lanyards with a white card on the end.

The Loretto Heights College all-class reunion was held July 14-15 in Denver, organized by the Spirit of Loretto Committee comprised of LHC alumni from numerous years. The first day on…

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5×5 Sister-Sisters

By Susanna Pyatt / August 28, 2023 /
Archived newspaper clipping showing a family posing for a photo around the piano. There are five women in one style of habit, one wearing a different type of habit, two men standing to the left of the photo and one older man sitting on the piano bench.

Browsing through Loretto’s database of Sisters and Co-members, it is fascinating to see how many members had blood relatives who also joined the community. Five family groupings in particular stand…

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The Loretto: the transformed beauty of the historic Loretto Academy of 1903 on West 39th Street

By Loretto Community / August 3, 2023 /

Published by NewsBreak on August 2, 2023 “The historic Loretto Academy building is located at 1111 W. 39th Street in the Westport District neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri (Jackson County).…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Delores (formerly Sister Mary Laurian) Kincaide SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / July 30, 2023 /
A woman with short white hair and wire-framed oval-shaped glasses wearing a plain white shirt smiling brightly for a headshot picture indoors.

Loretto Sister Delores Kincaide, formerly known as Sister Mary Laurian, died July 30 at the Loretto Living Center at the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. Dori was 93 years old…

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Loretto Heights College Awards

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2023 /
Three older white women in nice colorful clothing pose for a picture with a plaque that has music notes on it.

The Lumen Christi Award was given posthumously to Sister Frances Marie Walsh SL, and Loretto Co-member Ried Clark was honored with the Spirit of Loretto Distinguished Alumnae Award July 15…

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Empowered to do God’s work – Stories of ‘good news’

By Loretto Community / July 17, 2023 /

No one comes to work in a job or even a task that they love to be praised. But there are Loretto members, past and present, whose ministry or service…

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Loretto Magazine stories celebrate Loretto people, places, events!

By Loretto Community / July 10, 2023 /
Loretto Magazine logo in the top left corner; Summary text reads: "Inside... Ann Manganero SL, MD: Her life and poetry Conserving land at the Motherhouse in Kentucky Responding to Earth's cry Helping Haiti ... and more" Photo in the middle is of a woman doctor examining a smiling baby who is being held by a young Latina woman.

The joy of writing in a magazine about people and places and stories of old is an act of love. It is creative and challenging. It is communicative of a…

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Spotlight on Loretto Wisdom Women – July 2023

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2023 /
Short haired woman wearing glasses, a red shirt and navy blue jacket smiles for a picture while using a microphone.

Editor’s note: We are featuring interviews of Loretto Community elders. We are grateful to these wise women and to Joy Jensen for sharing wonderful snapshots of our beloved Community members.…

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Loretto members recommend favorite books, podcasts!

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2023 /
A woman with short hair and glasses sits at a table with an open book in her hands.

On Loretto’s Facebook page this week we will feature a few of Loretto’s favorite podcasts and books for your summer listening and reading pleasure. You may be surprised by what…

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Ann Manganaro SL, M.D.: Gifted physician, teacher, poet

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2023 /

In I Am the Way, the Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, the section titled “Charism” in article #9 calls persons to loving service “to work for a future in…

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Visiting Loretto in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
A short-haired woman in a blue shall stands holding hands with young school children outside on a sunny day.

Anna Koop SL and Mary Ann McGivern SL recently visited the Loretto Community in Pakistan for seven weeks. Anna and Mary Ann wrote colorful and informative missives to keep the…

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Ann Manganero SL: Physician

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
A woman holds a young girl's hand and talks with her.

I will set my hands to healThe scorched earth; the burned and broken I will tendTill this land shall learn some new true fire to build. Ann Manganaro SL, physician,…

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