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Where does Loretto Belong? Loretto Belongs at the United Nations!

By Loretto Community / July 27, 2020 /

The Loretto Community is accredited with consultative status at the United Nations, where we advocate on the international level on issues important to the mission and goals of the Loretto Community at large. Informally known as “Loretto at the UN,” we use our position to leverage and elevate the insight and perspectives of those working…

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Loretto Link: Dedicated to Continuing Loretto’s Commitment to Justice and Peace

By Loretto Community / July 20, 2020 /

In July 2017, the Loretto Community voted to begin the civil incorporation process for an organization that would dedicate its existence to continuing Loretto’s commitment to justice and peace for years to come. “We are being called to something new. … This is a time of evolution. It’s a time of letting go and letting…

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2020 Vision: Seeing Where We Belong

By Loretto Community / July 6, 2020 /

The government structure of the Sisters of Loretto is designed to foster the faith life and mission of the congregation. “I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #102 The Loretto Assembly is part of the government structure of the Sisters of Loretto. It is a wonderful gathering of the whole Community — Sisters and Co-members —…

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Loretto Heritage Center: Stories from the Past Opening Paths for the Future

By Loretto Community / June 29, 2020 /

What’s in the Loretto Heritage Center? Just yellowed old papers and dusty relics, right? The newest “yellowed old papers” are digital photos and emails fresh from Loretto members at last week’s demonstrations. The documents join the 1965 letters from Loretto Sisters marching at Selma; and the principal’s record of receiving the first black student at…

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Loretto Sisters: Witnesses to God’s Faithful Love

By Loretto Community / June 22, 2020 /

“From our simple beginnings on the Kentucky frontier in 1812 and up to the present, we, as Sisters of Loretto, share in that mysterious yet pragmatic gift of the Holy Spirit which quietly and decisively brought Loretto into being and keeps it alive today.”    — “I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #1 In the hollers…

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Loretto Community Statement on U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision and the Urgent Need for Reform of U.S. Immigration and Asylum Laws

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2020 /

Members of the Loretto Community rejoice in yesterday’s (June 18, 2020) DACA decision from the U.S. Supreme Court because it removes the immediate threat of deportation for 700,000 of our neighbors and friends. We are grateful that the Court’s majority upheld the rule of law, which requires the government to provide a contemporaneous and reasonable…

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Co-member Barbara Wander’s Latest Report on Haiti

By Loretto Community / June 17, 2020 /

Barbara Wander is a Loretto co-member who has been working with the Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti for many years. Click here to read the latest issue June 2020 of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the January 2019 issue of Barbara’s Haiti Journal. Click here to read the September 2018 issue…

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Loretto Leaders Keep Fire Going As They Follow God’s Call

By Loretto Community / June 15, 2020 /

“Then I heard the voice of God saying, ‘Whom shall I send?’ I answered, ‘Here I am, send me.’”  ( Isaiah 6:8) Loretto leaders are rooted in the rich soil of the Gospel and the Community’s charism.  Our leaders ask the Community to look carefully at faith and service and to live more deeply the…

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Notes & News – Spring/Summer 2020

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2020 /

Smithsonian exhibit group meets at Motherhouse  By Susanna Pyatt, Loretto Heritage Center Curator  The Loretto Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” at Loretto City Hall in fall 2020 in partnership with the Beautify Loretto Committee and other local partners. We are planning and organizing programs and content specific…

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Cecily Jones: a poet for today

By Martha Alderson CoL / June 12, 2020 /
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The Porch of Possibility, Vol. II, by Cecily Jones SL (1924–2017), is available for purchase. The book, published in 2018, includes 33 poems, most com-posed after Vol. I was published in 2013, but there are a few older poems that were found among Cecily’s private papers. Below is an excerpt from the collection’s title poem. “The…

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Pakistan: Helping our neighbors protect themselves

By Nasreen Daniel SL / June 12, 2020 /
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Photos by Nasreen Daniel SL The whole of humanity is grappling with the coronavirus. In Pakistan, after the appearance of COVID-19, the price of masks drastically increased. Poor people all over Pakistan cannot afford to buy the masks. In Bagrian Lahore, a slum area, .2 percent of people are wearing masks. With the help of LEWP…

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Through Loretto Link we extend our mission into the future

By Barbara Roche SL / June 12, 2020 /

Loretto came to be and comes to be through the creative Spirit of God, whose grace worked powerfully in our founders and continues to work in the community as a whole and in each of its members.’  Loretto Constitutions Loretto Link is the most recent illustration of the Spirit at work in Loretto. It is one of…

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