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Regenerative Farming at the Loretto Motherhouse Farm

By Loretto Community / May 7, 2021 /

Loretto Motherhouse Farm’s Farm Director, Cody Rakes, and his wife, Angela Rakes, the Motherhouse Education and Outreach Coordinator, gave a Zoom presentation on regenerative farming to Louisville’s First Unitarian Church for a special…

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Loretto Affirms, Joins LCWR & NBSC on Statement Protecting Sacred Right To Vote

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community affirms and joins the following statement from LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC): LCWR has endorsed the national John Lewis Voting…

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Anchoresses in the Infirmary: Life During the Pandemic

By Joy Jensen SL / May 5, 2021 /
Long, four story brick building with a cross above the entrance.

In March 2020, life changed for us residents of the infirmary. In medieval England anchorites and anchoresses lived alone in stone cells attached to a church and had the mission…

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Tales from the Annals: Fire in Kansas City

By Reba Weatherford / May 4, 2021 /
Historical photo of several women sitting in chairs in an auditorium.

I am coming to the end of my first month at the Loretto Heritage Center, and in my quest to learn about Loretto history I have read many interesting and…

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Loretto Foundation Day Celebration 2021

By Loretto Community / April 27, 2021 /
Rustic cabin with a porch is seen through a greenish lens. Image text in upper left reads "Foundation Day 2021 Sunday, April 25th" Loretto Community patch in green, lower left. "The Spirit of 1812" in lower right.

Loretto celebrated its Foundation Day – April 25 – with memories, snapshots, reflections and sharing, including this video on “The Spirit of 1812.” Enjoy!: 

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 4/25/2021

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2021 /
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Loretto’s 2021 Jubilarians — the Blessings of Jubilee!

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2021 /
Colorful banner with text "The Loretto Spirit" as a bloom on a stem.

God takes our days and makes them holy. This week the Loretto Community celebrates those members we call Jubilarians! They have served the people of God through the Community for 75,…

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Loretto Supports Joint Statement of NBSC, LCWR on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

By Loretto Community / April 23, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community supports the joint statement below issued today, April 23, from the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in response to…

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Loretto: A Community on Pilgrimage, Following God’s Call Together for 209 Years

By Loretto Community / April 19, 2021 /
Rustic cabin with a porch is seen through a greenish lens.

Loretto has been graced by God to become a Community on pilgrimage. We have walked together and believed in each other on every journey we have undertaken. Some journeys are…

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Roots, Land and Sky

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 13, 2021 /
Sprouts coming up from the soil.

Loretto Community has deepened, expanded and sought to rise in our exploration of our interwoven destiny with the rest of Earth, and our understanding of what it means to be…

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Loretto at the UN Adapts to Virtual Commission Meeting in Style

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 13, 2021 /
Screenshot of online meeting participants

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations Eco-nomic and Social Council (ECO-SOC), is composed of 45 member states that serve on a…

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Care of Earth – Going Barefoot at Loretto

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2021 /
Child's bare feet in long green grass.

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…

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