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Loretto Wishes You Joy of Heart This Advent: Veni, Veni Emmanuel!

By Loretto Community / December 5, 2022 /

Most Roman Catholic churches do not read the Entrance Antiphon anymore because we are singing instead! But this year the message sets the tone for the Advent we need. It…

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Loretto/BVM at the United Nations: The Midwest Tour 2022

By Loretto Community / November 30, 2022 /

Even though much of the action related to the United Nations occurs at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, Beth Blissman, Loretto’s United Nations Representative, appreciated the opportunity for a speaking…

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An Advent Invitation To Support Loretto’s Work for Peace And Justice

By Loretto Community / November 28, 2022 /
A woman with her hands clasped in gratitude in front of her stands next to a donation box in a chapel.

First Sunday of Advent: The Season of Eternal Newness Pope Francis prays:  Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary…

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Loretto grieves with the LGBTQ+ community, rebukes hate

By Loretto Community / November 22, 2022 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

We members of the Loretto Community hold in our hearts and prayer all those family members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community as they grieve the loss of those killed…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 11/21/22

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /
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‘It is Good to Give Thanks to God’ – Happy Thanksgiving from Loretto!

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /
A festive, fall bounty of pumpkins, ears of corn and gourds are arranged on the floor on green, satiny cloth.

It is good to give thanks to our God, to sing praise to God’s name; to proclaim God’s love in the morning and God’s faithfulness at night. Ps.92:1 What are…

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91-year-old softball player still going strong

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /

Maggie McCloskey has been playing softball before women’s organized sports came to be, but as she aged her focus changed. Published by 9News.com on November 13, 2022 PARKER, Colo. —…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 11/15/2022

By Loretto Community / November 15, 2022 /
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The Loretto Way: Loretto Celebrates Work of Peacemakers

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
Two women in hats and sunglassed hold a "Remove Nukes" banner in front of strands of paper cranes.

How do we live in this world and build a society of love and peace? Our world is ruled by powers that divide and destroy. What can believers do? What…

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The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
A bee feeds on a yellow flower.

An anthropologist looks to a religious community of women in rural Kentucky for scientifically informed lessons in land stewardship. Could they be a model for activists and policymakers to move…

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Sing Alleluia to Our God!: Loretto Natural Burial Practices

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2022 /
People process down a paved path on a green, summery day. The last two women in the processing carry a large basket of flowers between them.

Gain souls, draw souls, court souls, shelter souls. I Am the Way, the Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto,p. 2 What is a green, or natural, burial?  A green or…

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Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project Held a Solar Picnic – 10/28/2022

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2022 /
Five people, two on the roof of a one-story building and three on the ground, hoist a solar panel up to be installed on the roof.

The Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund is excited to highlight a recent grant recipient: the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project (SVBHP). On Friday, October 28, supporters of the Shenandoah Valley Black…

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