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Care of Earth – Going Barefoot at Loretto

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2021 /

Remember times of going barefoot? “It is a profound act of intimacy and freedom,” says spiritual writer Jean Blomquist. She goes on to explain, “Only when our feet are bare can we wiggle our toes freely in the fertile soil of life and root ourselves firmly in holy ground.” (“Barefoot Basics: Yearning and Learning to Stand…

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This Is the Day! Jesus Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!

By Loretto Community / April 5, 2021 /
Bright yellow daffodils bloom.

Out of darkness the light of Christ will shineAs the dawn of day breaks through the night.Then the poor and oppressed will cry out and be heardBy the light that rises from the night. “Out of Darkness,” words and music by Tom Kendzia Throughout Jesus’ days on earth, he tells us who he is for…

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Loretto Stands with Mary at the Foot of the Cross

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2021 /

The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is our full title. “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, # 1, tells us, “Our charism of loving service, rooted in Jesus on the cross and Mary at the foot of the cross, shapes and forms us as a religious community in the Church.”  What…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 3/25/2021

By Loretto Community / March 26, 2021 /
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Loretto Treasures Sacredness of Earth

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2021 /
Woman in rainponcho marches with poster reading "Care for Our Mother Earth."

“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #12, says, “We dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ in his unique person, and to the new creation for which he died and rose.”  The book of Genesis 2:2 tells us, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished…

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Loretto Decries Killings in Atlanta, Stands With Asian Americans & Calls for Action on Gun-Control Bill

By Loretto Community / March 19, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community joins with all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches us deeply, as it does all who decry violence of any kind. The awful act of violence targeting Asian-Pacific Americans speaks to the reality this…

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Loretto Efforts Create Better Future for Women and Children

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2021 /
Seven women stand in front a window with a US flag behind them

“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #71, tells us, “We rely with hope on the Spirit of life whose power at work in us is able to do more than we can ask or imagine.”   Imagine a world in which justice and peace prevail for all people, especially for women and children. Imagine a world…

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By Loretto Community / March 11, 2021 /

Through the auspices of Loretto at the UN – Loretto Community, another of Loretto’s many organizations that seeks to empower women and girls, Loretto once again is taking part in the annual U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Loretto’s participation in this month’s event, known for short as CSW65, is being led by our…

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The Mission Bell Repair

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / March 9, 2021 /
A large bell hangs outside on a wooden beam held up by two wooden posts. A cross sits atop the beam.

“We found the large cedar tree in the holler near the Valley House,” said Robbie Lyvers. It had been felled during what then Gov. Steve Beshear had called “the biggest natural disaster in modern Kentucky history — the ice storm of January 2009.” Robbie, along with Joe Graves, worked for days to get the tree…

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A Long Journey and More to Go… 75 Years of Nuclear Madness

By Loretto Community / March 9, 2021 /
Five people in winter clothing and face masks stand next to the Lockheed Martin sign holding a banner with the text "Nuclear Weapons are Illegal"

By Bryon Plumley Driving through the prairie grass-lands of northeast Colorado one would never know there are nuclear weapons buried there. Out of sight, out of mind. There are 49 silos that house Minuteman III missiles armed with nuclear warheads governed from Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Each weapon is 27 times more…

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Loretto Stands with, Commits to LGBT Youth/Persons

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /

Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, on behalf of the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, joined with other women religious congregations in Kentucky to sign a statement making public their support for LGBT youth/persons. The statement, created by the Catholic LGBT Ministry of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., and its Fortunate Families Ministry, was dated March 7. The…

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Called by God: Vowed Women Religious

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /
A woman stands at the front of a blackboard. Three students sit in desks, listening to her lecture.

For hundreds of years women religious have followed the light of Christ, the light of those in need, the light of immigrants at the borders, the light of people suffering from injustice. Sisters have served, and they have learned from those they served. More than 400 orders of women religious communities exist in the United States.…

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