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Loretto Volunteer brings deep awareness to her work at Angelica Village

By Loretto Community / July 15, 2021 /

By Becca Krasky, Loretto Volunteer At its best, a deep time awareness might help us see ourselves as part of a web of gift, inheritance and legacy stretching over millions…

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Pakistan Community enriched by new participants

By Nasreen Daniel SL / July 15, 2021 /
Two women in traditional Pakistani attire stand shoulder to shoulder.

The purpose of the Come and See program is for the participant to acquaint herself with religious life and the Loretto Community. This includes a study of Loretto’s history, values,…

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Loretto Community members residing at award winning Infirmary have mission to pray for all

By Loretto Community / July 15, 2021 /

Joy Jensen SL lives in Loretto’s Infirmary at the Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. She tells us that, while the coronavirus period has been difficult, Infirmary staff have worked diligently to…

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EarthLinks: 25 years bringing healing beauty of nature to homeless individuals

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / July 15, 2021 /
A person in full beekeeping protective gear holds up a fresh comb of honey.

EarthLinks … creates Earth-centered programming for people experiencing homelessness and economic poverty. EarthLinks program participants are given a safe, peaceful space to foster empowerment resilience, and collectivity while also sustaining…

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Loretto Earth Network: 30 years young and alive for Earth

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2021 /

By Nancy Wittwer SL The dream of Earth in harmony with that of its Creator will be fulfilled as we are transformed and participate in the healing and transformation of…

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Loretto & Earth

By Christina Manweller / July 13, 2021 /
A woman sits on a large rock in the woods.

‘… I looked to Earth to teach me, to show me her ways of caring, creating, protecting and letting go.’ Jessie Rathburn CoL in her eco-autobiography Step by step for…

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Loretto Advocacy: ‘Because the Gospel Urges Us’

By Loretto Community / July 9, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto’s Constitutions give us the foundational words for the work of Loretto in today’s world. Article 36 is straightforward and clear: “We work for justice and act for peace because…

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Spotlight Video: Wren Smith, Loretto co-member and naturalist

By Loretto Community / July 7, 2021 /

Wren Smith speaks with awe of the natural world. Interpretive Programs Manager at Bernheim Forest and Arboretum in Clermont, Ky., she has been intrigued by the natural world from childhood,…

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Loretto: Committed to Ensuring the Common Good for All

By Loretto Community / July 5, 2021 /
The seal of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross - Deus Providebit

The Fourth of July, our nation’s Independence Day, has been a federal holiday since 1941, but the custom of celebrating it goes all the way back to the American Revolution.…

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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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