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Loretto’s Work Supporting Women & Girls: Agents of Change

By Loretto Community / March 21, 2022 /
Woman in a parade carries a colorful banner that reads "Be Light..." Photo by Philip Deitch

These weeks of Lent are an important time to focus on God’s mercy. Strange, you may say, to begin a week of reflection thinking about God’s mercy as we focus…

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Loretto at the UN: 30 Years and Counting of Working for Justice and Peace

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /
Two women smile in a selfie, with the flags of nations in the background.

Loretto at the UN has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations for three decades, addressing issues related to nuclear disarmament, peace and security, women and girls rights,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Mary Lou Gomez-Leon CoL

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 8, 2022 /

Mary Lou Gomez-Leon was born May 3, 1927, to Laurencia Aizpuru and Ignacio Gomez-Leon. She was the older sister of Ignacio (Nacho) and Eddie. Mary Lou’s passions were her family, friends…

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Catholic Sisters Week: Common Faith in Christ Unites Women Religious

By Loretto Community / March 7, 2022 /
Three women smile in front of a wall of historical photos

In 1967, Sister Mary Luke Tobin, then Superior General of the Sisters of Loretto, wrote the Community a letter explaining the new Constitutions – I Am the Way. All of…

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Lenten Journey: A Time for Spiritual Growth

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2022 /
Word cloud of words relating to Lent, including change, service, grace, gospel, transform, fasting, alms, and others.

It is common in educational settings and Church work to gather members around a large paper on the wall to create a Wordle. It’s a “word cloud” in which the…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 2/22/2022

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2022 /
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The Sisters Who Left for Chicago

By Susanna Pyatt / February 22, 2022 /
Historical photo of handwritten census document listing Sisters of Loretto in Chicago in 1870

On June 9, 1864, a Sister once lauded as “the idol and admiration of all those under her care” walked out of the Loretto convent in Cairo, Illinois, taking with…

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Loretto’s LACC: Advocating for Human Rights, Racial Justice and Building Community

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2022 /
Two Black women assist two children at a buffet table.

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) celebrates Black History Month by honoring the intersection between the Black Lives Matter and immigrant rights movements. Migrants throughout the United States and at the…

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Love Is the Way!

By Loretto Community / February 14, 2022 /
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Loretto sends a Valentine to you!                            There is only one message from God to us, and here it is: “I love…

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Reflection on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Johanna Brian SL / February 13, 2022 /

A couple of weeks ago, Eleanor Craig introduced me to a treasure trove of books containing theological, pastoral, exegetical and homiletical perspectives on the Sunday readings.  Delving into these books…

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Remembrance of the Life of Dr. Lawrence Purcell CoL

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / February 9, 2022 /

Loretto Co-member and longtime dentist Dr. Lawrence Purcell died Feb. 9 in Denver. Larry was a thoughtful and long-standing co-member of the Loretto Community. Larry celebrated 10 years as a co-member on…

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Ritual of Remembrance and Sanctification at Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / February 6, 2022 /
Portrait of a Black man overlaid with red and yellow colorwash and text "lightening touches the ground"

The Loretto Community is pleased to share through social media some highlights of the Ritual of Remembrance and Sanctification that took place November 2021 at our Kentucky Motherhouse. Through this…

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