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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…

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Loretto Welcomes a New Co-member!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 /
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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Ruth Routten’s Journey Continues

By Ruth Routten CoL / July 1, 2016 /
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My first encounter with the Sisters of Loretto was in 1973 in Saigon, South Vietnam, when I met Mary Nelle Gage and Susan McDonald caring for orphans. I escorted some…

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Loretto Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
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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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Connie Newton Celebrates 25 Years in Loretto

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2016 /
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By Connie Newton In truth, home is where the heart is. That’s Loretto for me …and the Community has many beautiful mobile homes. Because Jesus said something like, “Whoever loves…

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April 3 Celebration of Co-membership Gift to Jessie, Loretto

By Martha Crawley CoL / June 1, 2016 /
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The following quote from “A Meditation on Community” by Henri Nouwen is on the inside page of Jessie Rathburn’s celebration program. I did not notice it well until I paused…

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Jubilarians Reflect on Their Loretto Lives

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2016 /
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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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