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Libby Comeaux CoL

Libby became a Loretto Co-member 20 years ago and has been walking the Labyrinth ever since. Recently she became editor of Loretto Earth Network News. She wonders what a participatory Earth democracy will feel like. It's okay to dream.
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Relationships of repair revisited

By Libby Comeaux CoL / May 1, 2024 /
Two women conversing while sitting indoors at an event, one woman is holding a microphone.

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. Teihard de Chardin In June 2023, those in the Loretto Community who had been working on issues…

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Relationships of repair

By Libby Comeaux CoL / October 1, 2023 /
A large room with wooden floors and big bright windows with a large crescent of chairs with people sitting and holding papers in their laps, talking together in a group discussion.

America is an old house. We are the heirs to whatever is right or wrong with this house. Isabel Wilkerson, “Caste” When I think back on the Land Justice Retreat…

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Loretto ROOTS: Native American Boarding Schools

By Libby Comeaux CoL / December 1, 2022 /
Archival photo of large two story building with a balcony running the entire length of the second floor. A habited nun is standing in front of the building, next to a clothesline.

In December 2021, Loretto President Barbara Nicholas established a one-year research project, open to extension, on “the work in education that the sisters provided among Indigenous people” in the 19th…

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Loretto is embracing Laudato Si’ spirituality

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2022 /
A woman squats on a rock in a stream, her hands cupped in front of her.

In “Laudato Si’” Pope Francis urges upon us nothing less than an ecological conversion. Conversion connotes a life-changing spiritual, and resulting physical, transformation. It can be something familiar, like leaving…

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Introducing Tosha Phonix – EVOLVE

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2021 /
A woman, Tosha Phonix, with short brown hair smiling brightly for a portrait picture wearing big hoop earrings, a white and dark blue striped jumpsuit and a dark blue cardigan sitting outdoors on a wooden picnic table with trees and greenery in the background.

When the Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSMs) introduced me to Tosha Phonix at the Pallottine Center in St. Louis, I quickly realized that she is a person with the background…

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Roots, Land and Sky

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2021 /
Sprouts coming up from the soil.

Loretto Community has deepened, expanded and sought to rise in our exploration of our interwoven destiny with the rest of Earth, and our understanding of what it means to be…

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Denver Loretto Community hosts “Sustainability Afternoon”

By Libby Comeaux CoL / August 5, 2019 /
A graphic symbolizing community and connection. A blue and green world graphic with different colored hands surrounding it on a black background.

On July 13, 2019, the Denver Loretto Community hosted a Sustainability Afternoon. For the first half hour, the inspiration of Thomas Berry, Miriam McGillis, and Brian Swimme infused the gathering…

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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 /

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If…

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Challenging Papal Doctrine of Discovery: Historic Next Step

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2016 /
A man wearing a blue striped shirt shakes hands with the Pope outdoors.

May 4 was the 523rd anniversary of Inter Caetera, one of several 15th century papal bulls that initiated the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. This doctrine justified colonial seizure “in perpetuity”…

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