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Our Journey of Peace

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2021 /

“Because of our God’s deep compassion, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide us on the path of peace.”           Luke 1:78-79 The theme of peace points to the core of the…

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‘Pray for a woman facing execution, and for her victim killed in 2004’

By Loretto Community / January 12, 2021 /

Editor’s Note: It is with sadness that Loretto reports, according to the Associated Press, that Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. Her time of death was 1:31 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, seven and half hours after her originally scheduled time of execution. Please keep all in…

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Praying in the New Year for Our World and All Peoples

By Loretto Community / January 10, 2021 /

Out of darkness the light of Christ will shine,As the dawn of day breaks through the night.Then the poor and oppressed will cry out and be heardBy the light that rises from the night.” Refrain from “Out of Darkness,” music and lyrics by Tom Kendzia. Printed with licensed permission Our existence on earth gives us…

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Loretto Joins With LCWR Statement on Violence in DC

By Loretto Community / January 7, 2021 /
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As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Loretto stands with the other more than 1,300 leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are…

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Loretto’s New Year Wishes and Resolutions

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2020 /

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matt.6:21) “Drawing on our rich heritage and desiring to carry it forward into the future, we dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ in his unique person and to the new creation for which he died and rose.”      “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #12 Making any…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 12/23/2020

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2020 /
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Rejoice! Rejoice! Jesus Is Born, and All Creation Sings!

By Loretto Community / December 21, 2020 /

“O” Antiphon: “O Messiah, Promised One of the Jews, you have given us the mysteries of God and taught us the way of your Kingdom. When someone knocks you give to them freely and without reservation. Come now and free those who are held captive by darkness.” Advent leads to the hope of Christmas for…

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Hope: The Very Heart of Loretto’s Mission

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2020 /

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah 61:1 tells us, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; God has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor…

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Loretto Responds ‘Yes’ to God’s Invitation in Keeping with Mary’s Example

By Loretto Community / December 7, 2020 /

The title “Friends of Mary” is an apt one for this season of Advent. The Virgin Mary is for Loretto a central figure in the Advent story. Mary’s “yes” to God’s invitation to be the mother of Jesus inspires Loretto in our heritage as Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross. Her life…

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Season of Advent Leads All to the Christ Child, Our Long-Awaited Messiah

By Loretto Community / November 30, 2020 /

Creating an Advent wreath is an act of Advent hope. It starts small, but quickly overtakes us: a light in the darkness, a transformative cry for hope in our world and finally a child to be born. Enter that place in you called Advent. For it is a time of waiting. It comes gradually, it…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 11/25/20

By Loretto Community / November 25, 2020 /
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Join Loretto in Call to Biden/Harris To Reunite Migrant Families Separated at U.S. Border

By Loretto Community / November 24, 2020 /

“Every day that passes adds to the trauma that these children continue to endure at our hands. Reuniting these children with their families would do much to restore decency and integrity in our country.” – Letter to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris As part of our commitment to be a healing presence, a source of…

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