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Spotlight on Loretto Wisdom Women

By Joy Jensen SL / May 1, 2023 /
Woman with bob haircut, bangs, and glasses smiles for a picture outside in a striped collared shirt.

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

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Carol Ann Ptacek SL

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2023 /
A woman with short brown hair and oval-shaped glasses wearing a red and blue plaid collared shirt smiling brightly for a headshot picture indoors in front of a window closed with white blinds.

Loretto Sister Carol Ann Ptacek died April 29 at Loretto Living Center, Loretto Motherhouse, Nerinx, Ky. Her funeral Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Jim Graf May 8 at Loretto…

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Loretto celebrates 211 years of community life, serving others

By Loretto Community / April 24, 2023 /
A crowd of smiling people waves for the camera

Tracing ancestors has become a wonderful adventure for many families. Maps can fill a dining room table, with lines connecting each generation and often names of people family members have…

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Pakistan: Land of simplicity, hospitality and generosity

By Loretto Community / April 17, 2023 /
Two women in traditional Pakistani tunics hold pigeons and a huge bouquet of gladiolas.

Join us as we learn about the people and diverse culture of the beloved homeland of our sisters in Pakistan as revealed through the eyes of Loretto’s newest novice, Pakistani…

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Toxic Contamination of Water Sources Poses Long-Term Hazards to American Communities and Environment

By Loretto Community / April 13, 2023 /

Originally posted by The Tablet on April 12, 2023 To understand how Catholics are responding to water pollution in their communities, OSV News spoke with advocates and agencies in Philadelphia,…

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“Related to Many in the Society”

By Susanna Pyatt / April 6, 2023 /
Three-by-three collage of nine nuns, eight of which are in habits. The most recent photo is the woman in the lower right corner who is not in a habit and is in color.

A note in Sr. Matilda Drury’s file mentions that she was “related to many in the Society and in the priesthood.” Like the Bowling family highlighted in January’s LOREtto post,…

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Congregations and cultures mix as novices learn and grow together

By Loretto Community / April 3, 2023 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on April 3, 2023 Being able to laugh while trying to learn the steps to an African dance, experience a liturgy at a Ukrainian Church,…

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Spotlight on Loretto wisdom women – April 2023

By Joy Jensen SL / April 1, 2023 /
A short-haired with glasses woman smiling in a grey sweater at a table indoors.

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

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Posts from Pakistan – 3.23.23

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2023 /
A woman stands, waving, at the gate in an old stone wall as other people walk through it.

Dear Hearts, Today, March 23, is Pakistan Resolution Day, marking the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan. It is a holiday and it is also the first day of…

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Posts from Pakistan – 3.22.2023

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2023 /
Six people gather outside for a photo

Well, here we are with less than a week left in our wonderful stay in Pakistan. I am hoping that this last communication captures for you some of my lasting…

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Celebrating Loretto’s Social Workers!

By Loretto Community / March 20, 2023 /
A woman with a beaming smile holding a young infant on her lap sits in the green space of an apartment complex.

This week, we will highlight some Loretto social workers, who, like St. Katharine Drexel, have dedicated their lives to doing inspiring work on behalf of others. Loretto can identify with…

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Studying the Sisters of Loretto’s involvement in the Native Boarding School Era

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2023 /
Four Sisters of Loretto stand side by side in the snow in heart shaped habits.

Loretto wishes to share with you the research of the congregation’s study of the history of Native Boarding schools operated by the Sisters of Loretto.  Why We Study the Native…

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