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Vocations

“Only trust your vocation, expecting all from God’s goodness.” Charles Nerinckx, Loretto’s priest-founder, entrusted this charge to the Community, and we have carried it out faithfully for more than 200 years and counting. Father Nerinckx’s mandate has proven true. Learn about joining the Loretto Community.

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Jean East: ‘My Job, My Vocation’

By Jean East CoL / November 1, 2018 /

I am so blessed that my job as a professor at the University of Denver was not only my job but also my vocation. I retired in June 2018 from a position in which my job and my vocation joined to teach and mentor others, primarily young women, to work for social justice, change and…

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Loretto Welcomes a New Co-member!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /

Karel Disponett was accepted into the Loretto Community as a new co-member on Sept. 29. Karel lives in Lexington, Ky., and is very active within Loretto. In fact, she recently returned from Belgium where she attended a celebration honoring Father Nerinckx! More information about Karel will follow her co-membership celebration, which is being planned for…

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Saying ‘Yes’ Again

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2018 /

A group of Loretto sisters renewed their vows at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass this past Dec. 8 at Nerinx Hall. Co-members joined in renewing their commitment of support for Loretto. At top, from left are Donna Day, Annie Stevens and Barbara Ann Barbato. Bottom photo, from left are Sharon Kassing, Barbara Mecker,…

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JoAnn Gates, Susan Classen Make Vows to God and Loretto

By Eleanor Craig SL / December 1, 2017 /

JoAnn Gates and Susan Classen celebrated their vows to God in the Loretto Community at Loretto Motherhouse Nov. 4. The celebration lasted all day, incorporating elements intimately warm and solemn, familiar and fresh. It was Loretto doing something entirely new, yet the whole day embodied a deep continuity with Charles Nerinckx’s open-ended mandate to Loretto…

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Jubilee Reflection: A Little Story About a Lifetime Commitment

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 /

By Kim Klein Here is a little summary of what I hope I said at my Jubilee after telling the story of meeting Loretto through Vicki Quatmann and making my commitment at Jeannine Swift’s home: I have always had some Bible verse that I focused on, sometimes for a few weeks and sometimes for years.…

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Loretto Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /

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 under the guidance of Virginia Williams, while the western postulants had lived on South Wadsworth Boulevard in Denver, under Cecily Jones’ care. As first-year novices,…

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