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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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How COVID-19 impacted congregations with retreat centers

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2022 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on October 31, 2022 “Global Sisters Report asked congregations in the United States, Canada and Ireland about their retreat centers and how they were affected…

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Saints Just Do It — Aspiring to Proclaim Everywhere the Goodness of God

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2022 /

Jesus returned to the disciples after his resurrection bringing peace. With the gift of the Holy Spirit, Jesus made them and their followers instruments of that peace. As we have…

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The Loretto Website: Your Window to Loretto’s World

By Loretto Community / October 24, 2022 /
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Welcome! Journey with us this week through a few Loretto web highlights. The entries are about Loretto members and works of mission that are important to us. We are sure…

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Reflection on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2022 /
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I had such a mixture of feelings when I first read the readings for today. The first reading says “The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds; it does not…

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Maribah Departs to Chicago With Blessings

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2022 /
Blessings To Maribah Ishaq As She Prepares To Depart To Chicago

As readers of Interchange know, Maribah has now entered the Inter-Congregational Collaborative Novitiate in Chicago. She visited Loretto locales before making the journey to Chicago. An interesting, attractive, intelligent young…

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The church forbids ‘human composting’ at death. But what about ‘green’ burials?

By Loretto Community / October 17, 2022 /

Published by America Magazine Oct. 13, 2022. “So is there a way for Catholics to honor the sacredness of the body in a conservation burial that also honors the sacredness…

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‘We Say Their Names’: Loretto Seeks Forgiveness, Reconciliation for Participating in System of Enslavement

By Loretto Community / October 17, 2022 /
Carved faces on a bronze plate mark the Slave Memorial at the Loretto Motherhouse.

God who wishes to work with us and who counts on our cooperation, can also bring good out of the evil we have done. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, #80 Look…

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Generations of Excellence

By Loretto Community / October 10, 2022 /

Published by The Montgomery Independent on Oct 4, 2022 Times are hard…our school is learning to navigate a new normal amid a pandemic. War and civil unrest are too close…

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Loretto’s Carbon Reduction Fund Helps Support Earth’s Restoration

By Loretto Community / October 10, 2022 /
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In “All We Can Save,” Katharine Wilkinson and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson write, “To address our climate emergency, we must rapidly, radically reshape society. We need every solution and every solver.…

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Loretto Motherhouse Retreat Centers: Spaces for Rest, Beauty and Transformation

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2022 /
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Have you ever made a retreat? What comes to mind when you think of a retreat? We think of time set aside, alone or with a group, in which one…

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Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022 … Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential…

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