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Loretto’s two peace committees take small & large steps to cultivate peace

By Loretto Community / May 20, 2024 /
Pat Geier CoL, dressed for cold weather, speaks at a microphone to a group of people gathered outside a building.

The Loretto Motherhouse Peace Committee reactivated this past summer after having had to pause during the early pandemic. Taking small steps for justice is an important way to cultivate a…

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Dialogues with Diplomats: Loretto at #CSW68

By Beth Blissman CoL / May 15, 2024 /
A group of high school students are pictured with an Irish diplomat at a coffee shop in New York during the 68th Commission on the Status of Women.

The results from our 28-member in-person Loretto/BVM Delegation to the 68th gathering of the United Nations (U.N.) Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW68) are in. It was another transformative…

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Monday Starter: Sisters join other Catholics in letter to stop US weapons to Israel

By Loretto Community / May 14, 2024 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on May 4, 2024 More than 150 sisters, along with organizations that represent them, have signed a letter urging a halt of U.S. arms shipments to…

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Journeys in justice – Loretto celebrates the 2023/24 Loretto Justice Fellows!

By Loretto Community / May 14, 2024 /
Eight women smile for a group photo on a casual hike on a cloudy day with six women standing in the back and two women squatting in the front wearing sunglasses.

May 2024 marks the end of the inaugural year of the Loretto Justice Fellowship program. At this time last year, the Loretto Justice Fellowship program existed only as an idea,…

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Loretto’s ‘immigration justice’ work clearly shows these two words go together

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2024 /
Two women stand outside in the night, holding votive candles.

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 congratulates Nerinx Hall on being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awardee

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2024 /

Congratulations to Nerinx Hall! Loretto congratulates Nerinx Hall High School, which has been selected as a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School (ED-GRS), marking a significant milestone in…

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After Vatican text, pope tells Jeannine Gramick: Trans people ‘must be accepted’

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2024 /

Article by Jeannine Gramick SL, originally posted May 1, 2024 by the Global Sisters Report I have been very sad since April 8, 2024, when the Vatican’s Dicastery for the…

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2024 Teacher Immersion at Loretto Motherhouse

By Regina Drey SL / May 1, 2024 /
Three women smiling for a photo. One woman stands behind an older woman in a wheelchair and another woman sits at the communal table.

The annual Teacher Immersion at Loretto Motherhouse was a journey into what it means to be a teacher in the Loretto tradition for 12 teachers (from Loretto Academy, Nerinx Hall…

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Charles Nerinckx and Loretto Transcending boundaries

By Annie Stevens CoL / May 1, 2024 /
An archival black and white image of a man, Charles Nerinckx.

Two centuries after his death in 1824, Reverend Charles Nerinckx, priest-founder of Loretto, is commemorated in a cover essay I was invited to write for American Catholic Studies journal. With…

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Relationships of repair revisited

By Libby Comeaux CoL / May 1, 2024 /
Two women conversing while sitting indoors at an event, one woman is holding a microphone.

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. Teihard de Chardin In June 2023, those in the Loretto Community who had been working on issues…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / May 1, 2024 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

We probably will never finish exploring the rich sources of interest and meaning from the recent Loretto Link Gathering in St. Louis in February. Every time I read the summary…

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Denver Community members protest federal tax policy

By Martha Crawley CoL / May 1, 2024 /
Six women outdoors on a sunny day wearing sunglasses and hats while standing next to and holding a large poster stating: Taxes for Peace People Planet.

We stood on the corner of two busy streets with a sign that suggested we use our tax dollars for peace, for the people, for the planet. Holding banners and…

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