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For 40 years, Loretto Volunteers have joined the Community in communal service to people in need. They have served in such areas as education, health clinics, homelessness and immigration. Learn more about Loretto volunteers.

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Loretto Volunteer Becca Krasky devotes herself to living in community

By Mallory Daily / June 12, 2020 /

Having Becca Krasky at Angelica Village is a blessing. She is kind, engaging, brings new ideas and will help wherever needed. It is great to have the perspective of a young social justice advocate. Her wisdom brings us hope.  Jean East CoL Photos by Amy Van Der Kamp  I’ve been learning a lot about intersectionality and…

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Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2020 /

The members of Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) are pleased to share an edited recording and concept note of the LACC event, “Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.” This event was organized with the Loretto at the UN office, Loretto volunteers and their partner, the Feminist Task Force. It was…

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Social Justice While Social Distancing

By Loretto Community / April 20, 2020 /

Published on the Catholic Volunteer Network website – April 20, 2020. Written by Gabriele Eissner, a current Loretto Volunteer. We are living in an unprecedented time. This moment implores us to recognize our common humanity. Now more than ever, we are able to see that the health of the most vulnerable among us determines the…

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Unchanging community resistance amid the COVID-19 crisis

By Loretto Community / April 15, 2020 /

Published in the Global Sisters Report – April 15, 2020. Written by current Loretto Volunteer Celine Reinoso about her and her housemates’ experience volunteering in El Paso during the coronavirus outbreak. El Paso, Texas — As El Paso goes into week four of self-isolation and community quarantine, it’s hard not to notice the mood change…

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Be A Loretto Volunteer!

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2020 /
Three Loretto Volunteers standing with arms around each others' shoulders

Loretto Volunteers extend the Loretto Community’s outreach to those most in need through their service at immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations, health clinics, shelters for folks experiencing homelessness, food pantries, Loretto schools and many more sites. While serving for one-year terms, volunteers live in community with each other and receive a subsistence stipend that covers…

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New Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver is Stephanie Kaufman

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /

Stephanie recently moved to the Denver area from Louisville, where she spent most of her formative years. Her path to the Loretto Community began when she was co-director of CrossRoads Ministry, an urban retreat center in Louisville. She visited the Loretto Motherhouse on retreat and was instantly captivated by the sisters and by the spirit…

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Amy Maltz – Loretto Volunteer at the UN

By Loretto Community / December 4, 2019 /
Amy Maltz headshot

The 2019-20 Loretto Volunteer placed with Loretto at the UN is Amy Maltz. Amy was raised in Salem, Oregon but moved to Southern California to attend college at the University of San Diego where she graduated with a BA in Ethnic Studies in 2018. Amy was a part of the first cohort of Loretto Volunteers…

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New York City is a Hopping Place — Just Ask the Loretto at the UN Team Members!

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 2, 2019 /

This fall has brought constant preparation and activity for Loretto at the UN. Much attention is being paid to our new Loretto Volunteer Amy Maltz, and we are meeting with the Advisory Committee, working with the Loretto Volunteer Program, meeting with our Loretto Mission Advocacy Committee and participating in the International Day of the Girl.…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 /

Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019 Volunteer House opens in Denver For the second year in a row, Loretto has opened a new Volunteer House. One year after the founding of El Paso’s house, Denver’s new home opened in August. Three volunteers will spend a year in service: Reilly Love Rebhahn works at Escuela de Guadalupe,…

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Loretto Volunteer Application Season Opens

By Mallory Daily / November 1, 2019 /

The Loretto Volunteer applications for the 2020-21 service year can be found online. Volunteer applications are accepted after mid-December with a priority deadline of Jan. 13, 2020. The program can support up to 17 Volunteers next year in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Denver, El Paso and New York. Help us recruit our future LoVos! Do…

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Loretto Showers Volunteers with Necessities, Creative Gifts

By Claudia Calzetta SL / October 1, 2019 /

If you walked into any of the Loretto Volunteer gatherings in St. Louis, Denver or El Paso on Aug. 18 for the annual shower, you would have felt palpable energy, heard cheerful and sustained laughter and seen myriad wrapped multi-colored boxes and even some uniquely wrapped ecological gifts from the Denver Community. Showers: Community-building events…

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Erica Stewart Joins the Volunteer Coordinator Team

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2019 /

Meet Erica Stewart, our new Assistant Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver! Erica’s pronouns are she/her. She recently moved to Colorado and is thrilled to start a new adventure accompanying Loretto Volunteers at the new Denver site. Erica has worked for the past four years at her alma mater, Stonehill College, in Massachusetts, directing its Community Engagement…

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