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Loretto Joins with Other Congregations in Signing Statement in Support of ‘God Is On Your Side’ and LGBT Youth

By Loretto Community / February 9, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

We support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by 12 U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well…

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LACC Spotlights Attention on Seeking Justice for Immigrants, Migrants, Farmworkers, Detainees & Asylum Seekers

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2021 /

The Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) is pleased to present its daily Facebook messages on immigration reform, support and humanitarian help at the border, migrant justice, advocacy for farm workers, detainees and asylum seekers to energize us and sustain our commitment. Every day we, the members of LACC, will bring you a new topic on Facebook.…

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What’s new at Loretto Heights? Potentially a crucial vote on when to start the project.

By Loretto Community / February 6, 2021 /

Published by the Denverite on February 5, 2021 Editor’s Note: This story ran Feb. 5 in the Denverite, an online member-supported news organization. The article by Estaban L. Hernandez offers an update on the construction/renovation process for the campus of the former Loretto Heights College/ Loretto Heights Academy, where for a century the Sisters of…

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Loretto’s Education Mission Extends Boundaries of Learning and Justice

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2021 /

“It has been Loretto’s legacy to inherit from Loretto’s early women a spirit of courage and trust and a willingness to meet the challenge of bringing education and the Gospel to others.” — Mary Ann Coyle SL, former Loretto president, Foundation Day, April 25, 1997, reflection at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver…

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Go into the world: Sisters find common ground with people of other religions

By Loretto Community / January 25, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 25, 2021 Sr. Nasreen Daniel was a panelist for the Global Sisters Report in their The Life feature series. Sr. Maria Daniel appears in one of the photos in the story. “When Jesus told us to be salt of the Earth and light of the world (Matthew…

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Let It Snow!

By Loretto Community / January 25, 2021 /

“Let It Snow!” Lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne wrote the popular song on a hot summer day in July 1945 in Hollywood, Calif., dreaming of much cooler weather. Winter’s chill often brings snow, a four-letter word to those who can’t stand the white stuff, but not to those who love it. As winter…

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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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Remembrance of the Life of James Richard Funk CoL

By Loretto Community / January 14, 2021 /

In a letter dated Aug. 13, 1986, Co-membership Coordinator Mary Fran Lottes wrote to the Executive Committee, “I recommend that Jim Funk be accepted for co-membership. … Jim was educated by the Sisters of Loretto at St. Patrick School in El Paso.  He is a co-worker and close friend of Leticia Lopez, who became a…

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

By Loretto Community / January 12, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

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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Capitol riot mirrors insurrections outside US, say sisters with international duties

By Loretto Community / January 8, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 8, 2021 Beth Blissman CoL was interviewed by the Global Sisters Report in response to the riot at the Capitol on January 6. “… Beth Blissman, a lay representative for the Loretto Community at the United Nations, said the attempted insurrection that Trump incited was an example of a…

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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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