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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Anne Michelle LaMarre SL

By Loretto Community / November 28, 2016 /
A woman with short, grey hair wearing a beige and white striped turtleneck sweater smiling while sitting in a white striped chair with a lilac background.

Sister Anne Michelle LaMarre was born into a devout Catholic family in Kankakee, Ill. As Monica Margaret LaMarre, she grew up with two brothers and four sisters, all of whom attended Loretto-taught…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Jane (Sister John Dennis) Clark, SL

By Loretto Community / November 17, 2016 /
A portrait picture of a woman in a pale pink button up collared shirt with brownish grey hair and wire glasses with a dark blue background.

Jane Clark was born in Lebanon, Ky.,  a descendant of two of Kentucky’s earliest Catholic families.  Her father was John Dennis Clark of Lebanon and her mother Lucy Thomas of…

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Congratulations, Helen!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

Interchange joins in congratulating Helen Santa-maria, who is a 2016 Woman of Impact in El Paso. She was honored in September at the El Paso Country Club.

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Well Done, Interfaith Voices!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /

Sept. 24 Interfaith Voices was awarded first place in the radio/podcast category at the annual awards banquet of the Religion News Association. The award was specifically for a story on…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Lois Zeis SL

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2016 /
A woman with a ponytail of white hair, and glasses wearing a light blue shirt and a darker blue cardigan smiling for a picture indoors.

Sister Lois Zeis was born in St. Louis at the very end of 1924; early in the new year she was baptized Irene Ann. Her parents, Frank and Mary Brune…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Veronica Marie (formerly Sister Mary Thomas) Schneider SL

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2016 /
A woman with short curly grey hair, wearing big glasses, and a dark blue patterned collared shirt smiling for a picture while sitting on a plush grey velvet chair indoors.

A very small card rests in the personnel file of Sister Veronica Marie Schneider. It reads, “Announcing the birth of a Daughter on December 3, 1925, [to] Mr. and Mrs.…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary (also known as Sister Rosemary and, earlier, formerly Sister Thomas Ann) Nicholson SL

By Loretto Community / August 11, 2016 /
A black and white headshot of a nun brightly smiling for a picture.

Rosemary Nicholson was born to James Thomas and Catherine Ann Brown Nicholson in 1922, in Catawissa, Mo., a small railroad community in Franklin County about 40 miles from St. Louis.  Rosemary…

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Forging Peace Along with Garden Tools

By Patricia Geier CoL / July 1, 2016 /

Zealous NRA members held their 2016 annual convention in Louisville on May 21, spurring into action hundreds of engaged Louisville citizens. We are seeking an alternative to the gun- crazed…

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Loretto Hunger Fund Helps Support Jemez Springs, N.M., Organizations

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
Two women with short grey hair smiling brightly for a picture together on an outdoor balcony with big green trees behind them.

By Sharon Palma Jemez Helping Hands and Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church in the Jemez Springs, N.M., area have been recipients of the Loretto Hunger Fund for several years. The population…

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Challenging Papal Doctrine of Discovery: Historic Next Step

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2016 /
A man wearing a blue striped shirt shakes hands with the Pope outdoors.

May 4 was the 523rd anniversary of Inter Caetera, one of several 15th century papal bulls that initiated the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. This doctrine justified colonial seizure “in perpetuity”…

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Delegation to Venezuela: Sowing Food Sovereignty

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
15 women smiling together for a group picture indoors.

By Rox Monterastelli(Editor’s Note: Rox Monterastelli participated in the Task Force on the Americas delegation to meet women confronting economic war by empowering a nation. She offers us a mini…

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Loretto Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
7 women smiling together for a group picture while sitting at a dining table indoors.

By Sue Charmley In 1966, 50 years ago, two groups of postulants were received into Loretto’s novitiate. Half of the class had lived in the St. Louis House of Studies…

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