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Loretto Circles Offer Welcoming Way To Get To Know Loretto

By Loretto Community / June 28, 2021 /
Women sitting in meeting chairs talk and laugh together.

Circles are easily seen in pizzas and bicycle wheels, even birthday cakes! Circle images are in prose and poetry and in all kinds of other imagery. Through the years Loretto…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 6/25/2021

By Loretto Community / June 25, 2021 /
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Loretto Co-members: Truly Our Blessing!

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2021 /
Two women embrace.

“Love one another. Have only one heart, one soul and one mind.”  Traditional prayer of Loretto’s priest founder Father Charles Nerinckx Many Loretto members remember the Loretto Gathering held in…

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Sisters of Loretto: United in Spirit!

By Loretto Community / June 13, 2021 /
A group of high school students stand around a sister on a warm, sunny day.

Almost every young Catholic girl at some point early on in her life thinks about becoming a nun. Usually, it’s because of meeting Sisters who teach them or who work…

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To Listen and Learn: Loretto Confronts Racism

By Loretto Community / June 4, 2021 /
A stone memorial with bronze plaque that reads "In Loving Memory of Oblates and Other Slaves of The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross"

From the founding of Loretto in 1812 to today, Loretto has sought to live out the meaning of these words, “We strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into…

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Loretto Artists, Authors Enhance Lives of Others with Their Talents

By Loretto Community / May 30, 2021 /
A woman sits at a table with pen and paper, contemplating what to write.

The Loretto Community celebrates the creative minds and hearts of its members. This week, we highlight authors, poets, artists and craftspeople. They enhance the life of the Community and the…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 5/27/2021

By Loretto Community / May 27, 2021 /
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Loretto Treasures: Webster University and Loretto Heights College

By Loretto Community / May 24, 2021 /
Looking up at a large brick building with "Loretto College" carved across the front, under an ornate rose window.

From the foundation of the Sisters of Loretto in 1812 to this day, education is central to the mission of Loretto. Schools were formed as the initial work of the…

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Loretto Builds Bridges in Service Worldwide

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2021 /
Archival class photo from China, with Sisters of Loretto, in habit, in the center.

A true understanding of community necessitates a looking outward, “a going forth to meet our neighbors near and far in their human needs and aspirations. We seek to reach out…

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The Gift of Trees at the Motherhouse

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 13, 2021 /
Dawn redwood tree leafing out

By Martha Alderson (for the Farm and Land Committee of the Motherhouse Coordinating Board with information from Susan Classen) ‘So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture.‘So much is…

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Answering the Call To Serve: Loretto Missions in Latin America

By Loretto Community / May 10, 2021 /
Archival photo of two sisters in habit waving from the door of a plane.

At the Loretto Assembly in 1958, six years after the last Sister of Loretto returned from China, Loretto members called for the Community to continue its work in the missions.…

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Mexicans Facing Border Issues with Resilience

By Loretto Community / May 7, 2021 /

By Daniela Martell Mendoza Editor’s note: Daniela is a senior at Loretto Academy. Buffy Boesen, her principal, asked her to write about the problems facing students today living in Ciudad…

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