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Loretto Wishes You Joy of Heart This Advent: Veni, Veni Emmanuel!

By Loretto Community / December 5, 2022 /

Most Roman Catholic churches do not read the Entrance Antiphon anymore because we are singing instead! But this year the message sets the tone for the Advent we need. It…

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Loretto/BVM at the United Nations: The Midwest Tour 2022

By Loretto Community / November 30, 2022 /

Even though much of the action related to the United Nations occurs at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, Beth Blissman, Loretto’s United Nations Representative, appreciated the opportunity for a speaking…

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Sister Gabriel Mary’s Artwork

By Susanna Pyatt / November 29, 2022 /
A smiling woman stands in a silkscreening workshop, holding up a beautiful print of pinks, reds and white.

Guess which artist is most represented in the Loretto Heritage Center? Sister Gabriel Mary Hoare! We have over 70 works by her in the collections here. People who have been…

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An Advent Invitation To Support Loretto’s Work for Peace And Justice

By Loretto Community / November 28, 2022 /
A woman with her hands clasped in gratitude in front of her stands next to a donation box in a chapel.

First Sunday of Advent: The Season of Eternal Newness Pope Francis prays:  Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary…

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Thanksgiving Message from Barbara Nicholas

By Barbara Nicholas SL / November 24, 2022 /

Dear Loretto Community. Warm greetings to each of you. As the 4th Thursday in November approaches, I think of it as the most culturally conflicted, historically misunderstood of our national…

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Loretto grieves with the LGBTQ+ community, rebukes hate

By Loretto Community / November 22, 2022 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

We members of the Loretto Community hold in our hearts and prayer all those family members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community as they grieve the loss of those killed…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 11/21/22

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /
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‘It is Good to Give Thanks to God’ – Happy Thanksgiving from Loretto!

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /
A festive, fall bounty of pumpkins, ears of corn and gourds are arranged on the floor on green, satiny cloth.

It is good to give thanks to our God, to sing praise to God’s name; to proclaim God’s love in the morning and God’s faithfulness at night. Ps.92:1 What are…

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Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary Receives ‘The Best of Kentucky’ Award

By Barbara Nicholas SL / November 21, 2022 /
Five people stand proudly in front of an award backdrop with the text "KAHCF-KCAL" printed repeatedly.

Everyone around the Loretto Motherhouse is exclaiming over the recognition of Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary as “The Best of Kentucky” by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities/Kentucky Center for Assisted Living (KAHCF/KCAL).…

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91-year-old softball player still going strong

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /

Maggie McCloskey has been playing softball before women’s organized sports came to be, but as she aged her focus changed. Published by 9News.com on November 13, 2022 PARKER, Colo. —…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 11/15/2022

By Loretto Community / November 15, 2022 /
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The Loretto Way: Loretto Celebrates Work of Peacemakers

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
Two women in hats and sunglassed hold a "Remove Nukes" banner in front of strands of paper cranes.

How do we live in this world and build a society of love and peace? Our world is ruled by powers that divide and destroy. What can believers do? What…

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