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Reflections at the start of CSW68

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2024 /
Nine women smiling together for a group selfie indoors at a social event.

At the end of last week we observed International Women’s Day, which got me to wondering. What might it feel like if every day was International Women’s Day? What if…

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Loretto stands up for peace… Loretto marches for dignity

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2024 /
A woman smiling brightly wearing a warm jacket outdoors with her hand on a large poster sign amongst a crowd.

By Loretto Communications staff Loretto Community members have taken part in recent activities promoting peace and justice in Gaza. Susan Classen and JoAnn Gates represented Loretto at a Mennonite-led peace…

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Keeping hope alive in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2024 /
Three women smiling together for a picture with others distracted behind them. They are outdoors on a sunny day, and two of the women are holding bowls of clay on their heads.

By Nasreen Daniel and Maribah Nasreen writes: Pakistan has 2.3 million people, or around one percent of the population, working in conditions it labels modern slavery. The most common form…

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Remembrance of the Life of Loretto Sister Ann (formerly Sister Michael Ann) Skeffington

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 28, 2024 /

Loretto Sister Ann Skeffington died peacefully March 28, 2024, at the Loretto Living Center, Loretto Motherhouse, Nerinx, Ky. She was 88 and in the 69th year of her religious commitment. She was born…

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Do Not Be Afraid: March and Vigil for Human Dignity

By Annie Rosenkranz / March 27, 2024 /
A crowd of mostly high school girls and a few adults take a photo at a protest. There are a couple signs being held by community members.

On March 21, Loretto Community members, Loretto Academy students and staff and the Loretto Justice Fellowship program joined El Paso faith and community leaders in a demonstration for human dignity…

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Interactive Accessibility Training Registration

By Loretto Community / March 26, 2024 /

We are excited to welcome the civic community to a training that will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to create programming and spaces accessible to all,…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 3/23/2024

By Loretto Community / March 25, 2024 /
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Christ Is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!

By Loretto Community / March 25, 2024 /
Dogwood blossom drawing on a spring green background

During Holy Week, Christians focus on the mysteries of Jesus’ death and resurrection — again, a journey from darkness to light. It is a time of deep reflection and prayer.…

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Cobalt Red

By Loretto Community / March 20, 2024 /

By Joyce Minkler CoL Cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is crucial to the manufacture of rechargeable batteries, on which mobile phones, laptops, electric vehicles and so many…

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging – a Loretto legacy

By Loretto Community / March 13, 2024 /
Diorama of early Loretto sisters teaching

These are the first rules that St. Mary’s Academy was founded on. … “No denomination is refused if willing to observe the rules of the school.” Which means that 160…

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Plans unveiled for Catholic Sisters’ Heritage Center in Cleveland

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2024 /

Originally posted by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on March 10, 2024 The Women’s Religious Archives Collaborative will establish a Heritage Center in Cleveland to preserve and celebrate the unique…

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Catholic Sisters Week honors all women religious!

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2024 /
Women in winter coats stand outside a large building, holding signs in protest of the war in Gaza.

The Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto “direct us to praise and minister in Jesus name. Grounded by our roots, enlightened by the Gospel and the Council, we are free…

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