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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Carol Ann Ptacek SL

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2023 /

Loretto Sister Carol Ann Ptacek died April 29 at Loretto Living Center, Loretto Motherhouse, Nerinx, Ky. Her funeral Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Jim Graf May 8 at Loretto…

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Loretto celebrates 211 years of community life, serving others

By Loretto Community / April 24, 2023 /
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Tracing ancestors has become a wonderful adventure for many families. Maps can fill a dining room table, with lines connecting each generation and often names of people family members have…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 4/19/2023

By Loretto Community / April 19, 2023 /
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Pakistan: Land of simplicity, hospitality and generosity

By Loretto Community / April 17, 2023 /
Two women in traditional Pakistani tunics hold pigeons and a huge bouquet of gladiolas.

Join us as we learn about the people and diverse culture of the beloved homeland of our sisters in Pakistan as revealed through the eyes of Loretto’s newest novice, Pakistani…

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Toxic Contamination of Water Sources Poses Long-Term Hazards to American Communities and Environment

By Loretto Community / April 13, 2023 /

Originally posted by The Tablet on April 12, 2023 To understand how Catholics are responding to water pollution in their communities, OSV News spoke with advocates and agencies in Philadelphia,…

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Keepin’ It Rural

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2023 /

Published by Kentucky Monthly on March 30, 2023 The Bluegrass region is one of Kentucky’s quintessential landscapes. Scenic pastoral views are dotted with bourbon rickhouses. Mile after mile of black…

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Loretto, other women religious communities offer joint statement on April 10 mass shooting in Louisville

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2023 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

We, the vowed, co-members, associates and partners of our women religious communities, are devastated by the loss of five more lives in Monday’s mass shooting in Louisville. This marked the…

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Loretto celebrates new life of the Easter season!

By Loretto Community / April 10, 2023 /
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At the conclave in 1958 before his election, then Cardinal Angelo Giuseppi Roncalli, said, “We are not here to guard a museum but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life.”…

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Happy Easter! Alleluia! Dance til dawn!

By Loretto Community / April 8, 2023 /
Light from an arched window illuminates a tall crucifix in a church. Spring flower arrangements surround the base of the cross.

Happy Easter, Everyone! Our faith gives us lots to believe in, and the resurrection of Jesus is the most important and the most amazing! We hear in the Gospel story…

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Co-member Alice Kitchen Receives Starr Women’s Hall of Fame Award

By Loretto Community / April 5, 2023 /

Congratulations to Alice Kitchen, co-member and a coordinator of the Loretto Feminist Network, who was honored at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and received the Starr Women’s Hall of…

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Catholic Nuns Affirm Support for Transgender Community, Loved and Cherished by God in Open Letter

By Loretto Community / April 4, 2023 /

Posted by Christianity Daily on April 3, 2023 A group of Catholic nuns published a public statement on behalf of thousands of religious women and some partner organizations. The alliance…

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Congregations and cultures mix as novices learn and grow together

By Loretto Community / April 3, 2023 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on April 3, 2023 Being able to laugh while trying to learn the steps to an African dance, experience a liturgy at a Ukrainian Church,…

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