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Anna and Mary Ann off to Pakistan

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2023 /
A diverse group of individuals sitting, standing, and crouching smiling together for a group photo indoors.

On February 10 Anna Koop and Mary Ann McGivern left Louisville, Ky., destined for Lahore, Pakistan. They flew from Louisville to Dallas, to Doha in Qatar, then on to Lahore.…

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Spotlight on Loretto wisdom women

By Joy Jensen SL / March 1, 2023 /
Woman in bright teal blouse and nametag smiles brightly 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. The…

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¡Presenté! Pearl McGivney honored

By Kathy Wright SL / March 1, 2023 /
A girl standing outside with her back facing the camera to show the back of the green t-shirt she is wearing. The t-shit says, "Young American Dreamers: Tomorrow's Leaders, Taking Action Today.

On a beautiful sunny day in Auburndale, Fla., I attended a ceremony held by a group of Young American Dreamers to honor Pearl McGivney’s work with them. Auburndale is where…

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.23.2023

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2023 /
A view out the car window at multiple people passing on motorcycles and selling things on the side of the road.

I saw two camels on the street yesterday. I cannot convey the intensity of the traffic — pedestrians, and carts with donkeys and carts with bicycles and carts with motorcycles…

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Loretto honors 2022 jubilarians*

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2023 /

75 years Katherine Ann Heinz SL Katherine Ann spent 36 years as a teacher, mostly in lower grades at schools in El Paso, St. Louis and Denver. She then worked…

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.19.2023

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2023 /
Seven women gather for a photo. Five are in white tunics and pants; two are in traditional Pakistani dress.

Greetings to all of you who have prayed us here and might be interested in what it is like being here!! Our trip was challenging in length but even more…

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.18.2023

By Loretto Community / February 18, 2023 /
Five young women in vibrantly colored traditional Pakistani dress pose for a photo. They all wear colorful headscarves and their clothes are embroidered with gold thread.

We have been very tired. The trip took a lot out of us. So we have not felt we had a lot of time on our hands. We’ve taken naps. …

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Loretto celebrates its New Mexico legacy

By Loretto Community / February 17, 2023 /
Two women lean in for a photo together.

Community members and friends gathered this past September to celebrate Loretto’s 170th anniversary of working and serving in New Mexico. “Our Lady of Light,” the painting donated to the Museum…

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Intrepid sisters travel to Santa Fe in 1852

By Eleanor Craig SL / February 17, 2023 /
Ink drawing of a horse-drawn buggy bearing three bonnetted women.

Adapted by Eleanor Craig SL from PJ Manion SL’s “Beyond the Adobe Wall” Santa Fe, historic capital of New Mexico, has long been known for its jewel-like setting at the…

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A Letter from Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL

By Barbara Nicholas SL / February 17, 2023 /

Dear Reader, In a previous issue, I wrote briefly about my few days spent as a resident in the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary where I recovered from the surgical procedure called…

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day Week, Loretto Style!

By Loretto Community / February 13, 2023 /
A woman with a gentle smile and wearing a purple jacket sits on a floral-print couch, holding a box of cards on her lap.

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” While perhaps meant for one individual, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43),” can be rich…

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Tracing the Bowling Family

By Susanna Pyatt / January 31, 2023 /
Photo collage of 14 habited nuns, all sharing a family resemblance.

Updated on March 4, 2024 after additional discoveries in the Loretto Archives. It’s not uncommon to find Sisters of Loretto who are biologically related to each other, usually as sisters,…

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