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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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The gift of small works in the face of big issues

By Loretto Community / November 23, 2020 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on Nov 18, 2020 Denver — It begins with a box. During our first few days together as a house, my fellow Denver Loretto Volunteers and I put on our best gardening gear and embarked on a yard cleanup day. It was midmorning in late August, and the sun…

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Loretto Thanks God for All Peoples, Shares Bounty Through Special Needs Fund

By Loretto Community / November 23, 2020 /

“As we stand with Mary at the foot of the cross, we strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into our world and we commit ourselves to improving the conditions of those who suffer from injustice, oppression and deprivation of dignity.”   “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, # 33  As one way of…

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Federal Census Evidence for Loretto Slaveholding, 1820-1860

By Loretto Community / November 18, 2020 /

(Editor’s Note: The Loretto Community is working to understand its complicity in systemic racism. We thank the Loretto Heritage Center staff for providing important research about Loretto’s history of slaveholding. We cannot atone and change without knowing the truths of our past.) By Susanna Pyatt Knowledge that the Sisters of Loretto were slaveholders prior to the Civil…

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Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services receives $50k+ via two grants

By Loretto Community / November 16, 2020 /

Published by the El Paso Herald-Post on Nov 13, 2020 Friday morning, officials with the Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc. (DMRS) announced that the organization had received two grants to help them in their mission to assist migrants in the area. The first, from the El Paso Bar Foundation was a grant of $3,700;…

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Loretto’s Emerging Forms: Searching for New Ways of Being

By Loretto Community / November 15, 2020 /

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy We are in a time of significant disruption and chaos as many of our systems are crumbling before our eyes. From the midst of the chaos, new ways of being are emerging, like…

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