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Working for justice and acting for peace since 1812

The Loretto Community

We are the Congregation of the Sisters of Loretto and Loretto Co-members. We work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.

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    About us

    Who we are, where we've come from, and where we're going

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    Get involved

    Explore the many ways to share in Loretto's mission.

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    Faith & spirituality

    We profess reliance upon God and each other.

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    How we serve

    We work for justice and act for peace, locally and globally.

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    Join us

    Learn what it means to be a Sister or Co-member

Our early sisters

"Loretto came to be and comes to be through the creative Spirit of God, whose grace worked powerfully in our founders and continues to work in the community as a whole and in each of its members."

– Article #11, “I Am the Way,”
Loretto Constitutions

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    Motherhouse

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    Our History

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    Retreat Centers

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    Farm and Land

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    Visit

Living our mission

Today, our Sisters and Co-members continue to live out the Loretto Community’s mission to “work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.”

Loretto Community members work in many fields to promote justice and peace, including education, healthcare, elder care, environmental stewardship and advocacy.

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Global Loretto

We serve throughout the United States, in addition to our missions and partnerships in Pakistan, Ghana and Guatemala.

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Loretto welcomes you.

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