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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 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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Jubilarians Reflect on Their Loretto Lives

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2016 /
Two women with short grey hair, wearing dress clothes and white rose and ribbon boutonnières smiling brightly together while sitting and enjoying a meal at a table.

By Cecily Jones Two diamond jubilarians, Virginia Ann (V.A.) Driscoll and Theresa Louise Wiseman, were joined by two golden jubilarians, Marie Ego and Sue Charmley (anticipating their May 29 anniversary),…

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El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame Honors Helen Santamaria

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2016 /
Three women smiling together for a group picture indoors while two of them hold a Hall of Fame plaque together.

(Editor’s Note: Information excerpted from the nomination forms completed by Jo Soto) “Since her teens Helen Santamaria has dedicated her life as a member of the Loretto Community to her…

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Mandalas: A Creative Way to Meditate

By Lillian Moskeland CoL / June 1, 2016 /
A woman with short brown hair and round wire-framed glasses smiling for a picture while drawing a mandala indoors.

Sharon Kassing doesn’t set out to draw a specific mandala. Instead the mandala (pronounced mən-də-lə) draws itself, coming to her line by line. Beginning about 18 months ago, Sharon wanted…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister M. Bernardine Wiseman SL

By Loretto Community / May 28, 2016 /
A headshot of a woman smiling with short grey hair, glasses, and a purple sweater over a white collared shirt.

Sister Bernardine was born in Hodgenville, Ky., the third of seven children of Charles Bernard Wiseman of Rineyville, and Christine Margaret McMillen Wiseman of Tunnel Hill, both in Hardin County,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Simone Inkel SL

By Loretto Community / May 14, 2016 /
A black and white image of a woman with short dark hair, wearing a white collared shirt underneath a black sweater smiling joyfully in a candid picture with her hands clasped.

Sister Simone Inkel began life as Marie Rolande, one of eight children of Oliva and Marie-Anna Boufford Inkel, French Canadians who had settled in Mobile, Ala. Marie Rolande had an…

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