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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 2/28/2023

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2024 /
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Deacon uncovers names of Black Catholics buried in unmarked graves at Louisville cemetery

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2024 /

Published by the Louisville Courier Journal on February 21, 2024 Loretto Roots Enslavement project is one of many historic studies being conducted by Catholic organizations who were involved in the…

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150+ Organizations Stand in Solidarity with Annunciation House and Denounce Texas’ Attacks on Humanitarian Aid

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2024 /

Published by Refugees International on February 26, 2024 On Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Texas Attorney General Paxton launched a politically motivated attack against Annunciation House, a volunteer organization that offers…

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Join Loretto, Loretto-affiliated schools and others working to heal Earth

By Loretto Community / February 26, 2024 /

Laudate Deum is a call to heed the gravity of the moment and undertake change before it is too late for Earth and life on Earth. The pope urges us…

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Holy Family Catholic Church

By Loretto Community / February 26, 2024 /

Published by the Southeast Missourian on February 24, 2024 Too often, Black history is thought of as something to be celebrated only in February, with Martin Luther King Jr.’s rousing…

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A sneak peek at the Loretto Heritage Center oversized photo collection

By Amanda Beard / February 26, 2024 /

At the Loretto Heritage Center, I have had the pleasure of getting to learn about the amazing history that surrounds the Sisters of Loretto. I have been one of the…

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New research unearths first black student at Webster University; long before other colleges

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2024 /

Published by Total Information AM on February 22, 2024 Webster University Professor Annie Stevens, and DEI Associate Vice President Vincent Flewellen join Debbie and Scott in studio talking about how…

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The Wash and Dry Ministry

By Jane German CoL / February 21, 2024 /
A collage of four photos. Three of which are folks doing laundry at a laundry mat, the fourth photo is a woman moving laundry out of a trunk of a car.

Migrants are arriving in El Paso after weeks of traveling on foot across Central America and Mexico. Many stay overnight or for a few days in hospitality shelters run by the diocese,…

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At Loretto Living Center compassion and love remain front and center

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Eight smiling women of a variety of racial backgrounds wearing pink and colorful nursing scrubs pose in front of a beach background with a beachball and inflatable flamingo as props.

Michelle Essex, administrator at the Loretto Living Center in Nerinx, Ky., shares her views on the Center and its mission in an inspiring video about the Motherhouse (find the link…

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Immigration justice

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2024 /
A black and white photo of somebody in a hoodie, shorts and sneakers back to the camera, putting their hands on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked…

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Loretto pioneers of education in the West

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Sepia toned photo of a college building surrounded by trees. A Celtic cross graces the building's tower.

Loretto Heights College The bodies of 62 Sisters of Loretto who had been buried in the cemetery at Loretto Heights College in Denver were moved to a new resting place…

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Loretto’s Justice Fellowship: a bold, innovative leap of faith

By Annie Rosenkranz / February 20, 2024 /
Seven latina women smile for a group photo in a row.

The Loretto Justice Fellowship has taught me about community and how I can utilize my personal strengths to seek for justice in every way in my life. Larissa Meza, Loretto…

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