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Martin Luther King Day, January 20, 2020: Build the Beloved Community

By Loretto Community / January 17, 2020 /
Loretto Community members march with yellow banner in the Denver Marade

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, continue Loretto’s long tradition of standing with and for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings on the triple evils of racism, poverty, and war. Dr. King preached the Gospel directive that we are called to build the Beloved Community. If you are able, find the MLK Day…

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Loretto, Leadership of Other Congregations Call on Catholics to Advocate for Systemic Immigration Reform

By Loretto Community / January 9, 2020 /

A letter to the editor co-signed by Loretto, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Ursulines of Louisville re: National Migration Week appeared in the Record, the Catholic newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Click here to view the letter, which appears on page A5.

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Twelve Days of Christmas, from the Loretto Heritage Center

By Loretto Community / January 7, 2020 /

In honor of the twelve days leading to Epiphany, the Heritage Center posted photos tied to the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” on our Facebook page. Visitors checked back each day to see what new stories we had to share. There was such an outpouring of positive response that we decided to post a…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 1/3/2020

By Loretto Community / January 3, 2020 /
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Christmas Greetings 2019

By Loretto Community / December 25, 2019 /
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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/22/2019

By Loretto Community / December 22, 2019 /

Week Four – Noticing: To Live Our Moment Fully A spirituality of noticing will move us to the small meaningful acts of compassion that restore hope. Then we will join the restorers around us, restoring creation, human dignity and peace, one little step at a time! Action: Merry Christmas!

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“The Intimate Universe”, by Thomas Berry, CP

By Loretto Community / December 15, 2019 /

“The Intimate Universe” will be used in the online sessions with Miriam Therese MacGillis, OP. To download a PDF of the article, please click here. Way back in 1993, Loretto Magazine featured a lead article written for us in which Berry challenged Loretto to be aware of and reflect on the single sacred community of the entire…

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/15/2019

By Loretto Community / December 15, 2019 /

Week Three – Memory: To Trust Our Prophetic Call The quest for the future must begin by remembering. To understand the future we need to take time to remember. “Remember” in Spanish comes from re-cordis, to run through the heart once more. We need to “re-cordar.” Memory is the sacrament of presence. Action: How can…

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Advent Reflections 2019 – 12/8/2019

By Loretto Community / December 8, 2019 /

Week Two – Vision: To See With Prophetic Hope Prophecy and hope dance in the endless cycle that compassion weaves into the future promised by God. Our small simple acts of compassion offers this vision of creation to every single human being as prophecy because we believe! Action: Through your prayers, listening or presence reach…

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You’re Invited! Online sessions with Loretto Community & Miriam Therese MacGillis, OP

By Loretto Community / December 6, 2019 /
Outline of a tree framing the Loretto Community logo

January – March 2020 In 2016, Miriam Therese MacGillis, OP, a Dominican sister who is the director of Genesis Farm, addressed the Loretto Community on the 25th anniversary of the Loretto Earth Network. Now we are revisiting these same talks with a more conversational format. For 8 weeks in 2020, you are invited to join…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter

By Loretto Community / December 6, 2019 /
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Amy Maltz – Loretto Volunteer at the UN

By Loretto Community / December 4, 2019 /
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The 2019-20 Loretto Volunteer placed with Loretto at the UN is Amy Maltz. Amy was raised in Salem, Oregon but moved to Southern California to attend college at the University of San Diego where she graduated with a BA in Ethnic Studies in 2018. Amy was a part of the first cohort of Loretto Volunteers…

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