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Remembrance of the Life of Sister M. Cecily Jones SL

By Loretto Community / July 18, 2017 /
A woman with short, grey hair, smiling for a picture while sitting in a lawn chair outdoors in autumn. She is wearing a dark blue striped sweater with a small green graphic on the front.

Sister Cecily Jones was born in East St. Louis, Ill., the only daughter of Harry Gilmore Jones of Belleville, Ill., and Alice Irene LaCroix of East St. Louis. Baptized Margaret…

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LGBT Catholics Are Hopeful in the Age of Pope Francis

By Jeannine Gramick SL / June 1, 2017 /
A man speaking at a podium with a microphone indoors.

By Jeannine Gramick Although the rain came down in a deluge all weekend, the 300 Catholics gathered at a Chicago hotel April 28-30 didn’t seem to be bothered. Inside it…

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Loretto Explores Options to Preserve Loretto Heights Cemetery

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / June 1, 2017 /
A religious cemetery with white tombstones and a white cross and bench on a sunny day.

For a century and a quarter the iconic tower of Loretto Heights has stood atop Sheridan Hill in southwest Denver. Sister Pancratia Bonfils, niece of Frederick Bonfils, founder of the…

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Roberta Hudlow Marches for Mother Earth

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /
A woman with a large sign smiling at a protest for saving the Earth on a rainy day.
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Congratulations, Lois!

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /
A woman with short white hair smiling brightly for a headshot picture indoors.
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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Penny (formerly Sister John Elizabeth) McMullen SL

By Loretto Community / May 8, 2017 /
A woman with short, light grey hair and wire glasses, wearing dangle earrings and a lilac sweater smiles for a headshot picture outdoors with greenery in the background.

In Penny McMullen’s personnel records is a small announcement card: “Presenting the real life drama A BUNDLE FROM HEAVEN, featuring the new baby star, Sylvia Penelope … a twentieth century…

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Ritual Honors Closing of St. Louis Center

By Loretto Community / May 5, 2017 /

By Donna Day It is true … Community happened here … mission happened here … hospitality happened here … love happened here. “It is true — the doors of the…

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Fine Art Shows Feature Talent of Jeanne Dueber

By Loretto Community / March 31, 2017 /

By Mary Swain Jeanne Dueber won the Second Place Merit Award Feb. 25 in the Owensboro, Ky., Art Guild’s 55th Juried Exhibition. Forty-nine artists, each with one or two pieces,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Barbara Anderson SL

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2017 /
A portrait headshot of a woman with short, white hair and glasses, wearing a baby blue sweater with a plain darker blue background.

Barbara Anderson was born in Springfield, Mass., the only daughter of Karl Eric Walter Anderson and Edna Victoria Clow Anderson. Her only brother, Carl, was six years older than she.…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Patricia Anne (formerly Sister Mary Richelle) Cullen

By Loretto Community / March 2, 2017 /
A portrait headshot of a woman with short brown hair smiling in a red blouse, with a black blazer, in front of a dark grey background.

Sister Pat Cullen left us several autobiographical sketches, which provide the substance of this remembrance. Pat begins her life story thus: “When the spring cleaning of Heaven took place one…

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Maureen McCormack Offers Her Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

By Maureen McCormack SL / March 1, 2017 /
Short-haired woman wearing black turtleneck and glasses smiling for a headshot.

As I think about the topic of interfaith dialogue, I realize that most of us grew up in one faith or no faith tradition. Some were part of an interfaith…

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Getting to Know You: Conversations About Loretto Work After Vatican II

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Mary Kay Brannan and Therese Stawowy Does your “bucket list” include reconnecting to Loretto? Would you like to share with new Loretto folks what you were doing after Vatican…

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