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‘Give Comfort to My People, Says Your God’

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2020 /

Health care is sacred because people care for one another, pray with one another, rejoice and suffer with one another. We try to promote a life-giving environment wherever we serve so that we can bring God’s healing presence to others. People turn to God’s presence in times of need. In our ministries, participation and partnership…

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Loretto Emphasizes the ‘Passion’ in Compassion

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2020 /

In the word “compassion,” Loretto places the core emphasis on “passion,” where we center our lives and work. We all ask where is God when suffering happens.  No answer comes readily. But we know that the deeper answer involves showing mercy and offering reconciliation, both of which direct our hearts to God. As Loretto, we…

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Motherhouse Farm guided by Loretto’s desire to live in responsible relationship with the land and with all life

By Loretto Community / March 16, 2020 /

We seek to live humbly on land made good by its Creator.  We accept the privilege to live in responsible relationship with the land and with all of life.  We commit ourselves to being shaped by the beauty and harmony of God’s Universe. Three goals guide the work of the Motherhouse through its Farm and…

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Cultivation

By Loretto Community / March 16, 2020 /

Strip Grazing For our grass-fed and finished beef cattle production we need superb quality forages to keep our animals growing. The most successful forages we have found have been summer and winter annuals which are planted each year and grow for 1 growing season. Here you see our calves grazing a winter annual mixture of…

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Innovation

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2020 /

Working with Gravity Cattle need more water in their diet than any other single component. Therefore, it is extremely important to have it available in ample supply and in good quality. As we are continually improving the farm, we are fencing the cattle out of surface water (ponds, creeks, streams) and installing water tanks. The…

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Education

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2020 /

Local Farmers Bringing local farmers onto our land for field days with multiple agriculture specialists from the University of Kentucky and other places is one component of our education efforts. As you can see, even our calves are part of the educational experience! Agriculture Students Other field day visitors are the local agriculture students. Not…

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Conservation

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2020 /

Controlled Burning Part of our Conservation Reserve acres are planted in native warm season grasses that thrive in the summer months, providing great habitat for many types of wildlife and storing carbon from the atmosphere in the soil!  Unfortunately, the grasses thrive so well that they will smother themselves to death unless accumulated thatch is…

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Loretto Supports U.N. Endeavors Raising Up Women and Children

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2020 /

Loretto continues its longtime tradition of involvement in advancing the rights of women and girls through its work at the United Nations. This week Loretto at the UN was to have hosted a delegation of more than 40 participants who were to take part in the 64th annual U.N. Commission on the Status of Women…

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‘A Yes for Humanity: One Step Closer to Nuclear Disarmament’

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2020 /

“It is up to us to see that the world still stands. May the time be not distant when nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, for the earth will be filled with the wonder of life.”  Rabbi Rami M.…

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Loretto Magazine – Winter 2020

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /
Cover of the Winter 2020 edition of Loretto Magazine

Read Loretto Magazine Co-membership: Forging a singular path for 50 years “Co-membership began as a means for those who were deeply connected to Loretto to have an alternative, non-canonical way of formally belonging to the Community.” Lisa Reynolds CoL Newest co-members bring a spirit of service, share in spirituality & enrich community ties Molly has…

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Co-membership: Forging a singular path for 50 years

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /
Four co-members stand together at a Loretto Assembly

Co-membership began as a means for those who were deeply connected to Loretto to have an alternative, non-canonical way of formally belonging to the Community. Lisa Reynolds CoL In my role as the co-membership coordinator, I am blessed to get to know the co-members-in-process. To share with these individuals our love of Loretto, its members…

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Newest co-members bring a spirit of service, share in spirituality & enrich community ties

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Molly Kammien Accepted as a co-member on December 8, 2018 Molly has a long history with Loretto. Her great aunt Elizabeth Ann Compton was a Sister of Loretto, her mother Ann Kammien is a co-member, and her grandmother was a graduate of Nerinx High School, a Loretto school. Molly also attended Nerinx, where she gained…

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