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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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A grateful heart

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 /

“I’ve been given so much. Whatever I am able to return, I am grateful for the opportunity to do it.” Mary Margaret Murphy SL, Loretto’s new Vice President, laughs as she recalls some of her Machebeuf High School friends talking about entering religious life. Back then, her retort was “Thank you, God. That’s not for…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 /

Pancratia Hall on Loretto Heights College campus becomes apartment housing By Mary Nelle Gage SL Pancratia Hall, former dormitory and classroom building on the historic Loretto Heights College campus, built in 1929, will be transformed to create 65 affordable family apartments with adjacent courtyard. Some Loretto Heights alumnae, Sisters and Co-members toured Pan Hall in…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Anita Marie Robertson SL

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2019 /

Sept. 1, 1931 — May 17, 2019 Sister Anita Marie was baptized Mary Ellen Robertson, the third child of Charles Joseph Robertson of Denver and Emilie Rose Berthouldt Robertson of Chicago.  The family was close-knit; even in adulthood, Anita Marie returned to care for her mother and spent periods of time with her siblings, Rosemary,…

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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 /

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life of Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. The school honored past President Barbara Roche by dedicating the newly remodeled Nerinx library to her in gratitude…

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Profiles of Community Leadership

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2019 /

Meet the new team for 2019-2021! Below are brief biographies of our president, vice president, Executive Committee and Community Forum members. Barbara Nicholas SL, President Educated at Webster College in St. Louis, Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and Adelphi University in Garden City N.Y., I taught science at Visitation-Holy Ghost Schools in St. Louis for…

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#StandWithSisters

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 /

This #NationalCatholicSistersWeek March 8-14, will you #StandWithSisters in serving, advocating for and walking with the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in our society; caring for our common home; standing firm against racism and oppressive systems at work in our world? #NCSW19.  Irma Avila SL, pictured above, is among those featured in a social media campaign…

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Social Media Campaign to Highlight Sisters’ Ministries

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

Irma Avila will be among those featured in a social media campaign celebrating the myriad ways women religious and their supporters stand up for social justice in our communities. The “Stand with Sisters” campaign will run during National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14) and throughout the remainder of the month. Ministries to be highlighted include…

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A Picture Speaks Volumes!

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

March 16 Nasreen Daniel and other representatives of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in Pakistan will convene for its annual meeting. Nasreen, the only woman on the NCEC, is pictured above at the NCEC meeting last year.

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Bernice (formerly Sister Mary Alacoque) Hys SL

By Loretto Community / January 23, 2019 /

Jan. 29, 1930 – Jan. 10, 2019 Sister Bernice Hys was born in St. Louis in 1930. Her parents, Andrew John Hys and Sophia Diminszyk Hys, were Polish émigrés who had settled on St. Louis’ near Northside not far from the Mississippi River. Bernice was baptized at St. Casimir Church, one of several parishes created to serve…

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Vicki Schwartz SL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

St. Louis is my hometown, and I frequently return there to spend time with my nieces and their families. After attending elementary school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and high school at Nerinx Hall, I left home, at age 18, to join the Sisters of Loretto. I often tell my friends that was the…

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Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

I was born in St. Louis in 1946, the third of four children born to Dan and Charlotte Rabbitt – and the only girl. I attended Immaculate Conception Grade School (“Lafayette”) from kindergarten to eighth grade where I was taught by the Sisters of Loretto. When it came time for me to choose a high…

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Cathy Mueller SL

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2019 /

My life has been filled with amazing experiences that have led me to be who I am now. I have taught high school, done pastoral work in multicultural parishes, led retreats, facilitated workshops and meetings, directed volunteers in a hospice, co-founded and co-directed EarthLinks, a non-profit in Denver serving persons who are homeless or economically…

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