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Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee Works for Justice, Acts for Peace

By Loretto Community / October 26, 2020 /

We work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us. “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #36 Loretto has heard the words of Pope Francis as he has worked for years to protect the rights of the immigrant. He writes: “We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see,…

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Loretto Sister Communities: Beyond the Boundaries of Our Hearts

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2020 /

“Rejoicing in and strengthened by our mutual love, we go forth to meet our farther neighbors in their human needs and aspirations. We seek to reach out beyond boundaries imposed by any differences that tend to separate us.” “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #35 In 1988, the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity (FST)…

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Nuns at the Polls: Loretto and Politics

By Loretto Heritage Center / October 16, 2020 /

by Ayla Toussaint and Mary Frances Lottes SL It’s November, which means it is election month in the US!  This blog post was written with the help of one of our past Sisters, Sister Mary Fran Lottes.  We share this story as an example of how the Sisters of Loretto take a strong interest in…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Promotes Sustainability, Care for Earth

By Loretto Community / October 11, 2020 /

The Loretto Land Ethic affirms that “those responsible for land at any particular time should regard it as a sacred trust, received with gratitude, tended with care for its integrity and long-term sustainability.” In keeping with the Loretto Land Ethic, the Loretto Motherhouse Farm strives to promote sustainability and care for Earth in every aspect…

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Sighting of Spirits and the Devil

By Ayla Toussaint / October 5, 2020 /

Throughout Christianity, there have been stories of people who have seen signs of spirits, demons, and other malevolent beings.  The frequency of these experiences, the imagery in them, and how people received them has changed throughout the centuries, but the beliefs and messages behind them have not.  This post focuses on two accounts of Loretto…

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Only One Heart: Loretto and Indigenous Peoples

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2020 /

“As we grow in trust through friends gathered around the table, we are learning how God takes our time and makes it sacred.” Trappist Father James Behrens OCSO Loretto still stands at the borders along the tribal lands, remembering our presence there in the past century to now. How much we have learned from our…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 9/27/20

By Loretto Community / September 28, 2020 /
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Loretto Continues 50-Year Call for Worldwide Nuclear Ban

By Loretto Community / September 28, 2020 /

“One of our sisters told me she was teaching in Sante Fe when the first bomb was tested at Los Alamos and a boy brought a piece of debris in for show-and-tell. She put it on the window ledge outside and a few days later men in safety gear showed up to take it away.…

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Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Loretto, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’

By Loretto Community / September 23, 2020 /
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The Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community joined with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Peace to release the following statement: The grand jury announcement on Sept. 23 in the Breonna Taylor case of three counts of wanton endangerment for Officer Brett Hankison…

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Loretto Co-membership Celebrates 50 Years!

By Loretto Community / September 20, 2020 /

On Aug. 15, the Loretto Community celebrated the 50th anniversary of co-membership. Begun in 1970, Loretto co-membership has provided a way for those who share Loretto values of community, spirituality and mission to “work for justice and act for peace.” “Alone, I am but one voice, one small person, trying to make a difference in…

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Loretto Honors Members Celebrating 75, 50 and 25 Years of Service as Sisters or Co-Members

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2020 /
Grid of the 11 2020 jubilarians

“When we let the Spirit lead us it is impossible to know where we are being led. All we know, all we can believe, all we can hope is that we are going home. That wherever the Spirit takes us is where we live.” — American writer Alice Walker In 2020, Loretto Jubilarians celebrate important…

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Loretto Community Seeks Balance With Earth by Lowering Carbon Emissions

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2020 /

Climate change is amplifying all forms of injustice: hunger, racism, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war, etc. Reversing these injustices calls for radical systemic and personal changes. Loretto has long understood that our mission to work for justice and act for peace extends to Earth, and we are conscious of the necessity to recognize our…

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