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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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Loretto in New Mexico – the journey continues!

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /
Three women sit together on a bench while four women stand behind them, arms about each other.

Travel for the Sisters of Loretto to Santa Fe, N.M., in the late 1800s was a sacred journey. The Sisters were hopeful, tired, joyful and scared. Travel to a new…

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Welcoming new co-member, Allison Lemons!

By Loretto Community / September 19, 2022 /
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Welcome to our newest co-member, Allison Lemons!  Allison was accepted as a co-member on June 29, 2022. She lives with her husband, Don, and is active with the New Mexico Lorettos. Allison brings gifts of…

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‘Que Loretto sea Loretto por siempre!’ Let Loretto Be Loretto Forever!

By Loretto Community / September 19, 2022 /
Historic postcard showing a white, southwest-style building with low trees and shrubs surrounding in and in the foreground. Printed text on the bottom reads "Las Cruces, N. Mex. Loretto Academy" The date "Sept 11, [19]08" is handwritten.

This week Loretto is in Santa Fe celebrating the donation of the Our Lady of Light painting to the Art Museum, as well as celebrating the reception of new co-member,…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 9/17/2022

By Loretto Community / September 17, 2022 /
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Sisters disappointed at outcome of UN nuclear disarmament meetings

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 5, 2022 Sisters and congregational advocates at the United Nations are disappointed but not surprised at the breakdown of a monthlong meeting examining…

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Storied 18th century painting returns to Santa Fe after travels

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2022 /

Published by the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 13, 2022 She stands there, a study in spiritual power and dignity, with one hand pulling a soul from the mouth…

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LACC’s ‘Immigration Spotlight’ Highlights Immigration Emerging Issues, Challenges

By Loretto Community / September 12, 2022 /
Four women stand together outside of St. Patrick's Church. Two hold signs reading "Justice without love is not justice" and "Let me sow love."

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) was founded in 1985. It exists to be a healing presence, a source of hope and a force for change. It seeks justice and peace…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Works to ‘Care for our Common Home’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2022 /

The Loretto Motherhouse Farm, formerly St. Stephens Farm, has been a productive farm operation since at least the late 1700’s, before the Sisters of Loretto were organized. In its earliest…

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Residency leads to writing about family history

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /

Published by The News-Enterprise on August 25, 2022 An interest in writing about her family history inspires a local artist to complete a residency in Loretto. In partnership with the…

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Loretto Peace Committee recognizes work of the Irish Ambassador to the U.N., Geraldine Byrne Nason

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /
Woman with glasses sits in front of United Nations backdrop

[The positive changes in Ireland] took the perseverance, the ingenuity and the firm passion and commitment of women on the ground — and we come back to where we started out ……

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