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Sisters disappointed at outcome of UN nuclear disarmament meetings

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2022 /

Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 5, 2022 Sisters and congregational advocates at the United Nations are disappointed but not surprised at the breakdown of a monthlong meeting examining…

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Storied 18th century painting returns to Santa Fe after travels

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2022 /

Published by the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 13, 2022 She stands there, a study in spiritual power and dignity, with one hand pulling a soul from the mouth…

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LACC’s ‘Immigration Spotlight’ Highlights Immigration Emerging Issues, Challenges

By Loretto Community / September 12, 2022 /
Four women stand together outside of St. Patrick's Church. Two hold signs reading "Justice without love is not justice" and "Let me sow love."

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) was founded in 1985. It exists to be a healing presence, a source of hope and a force for change. It seeks justice and peace…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Works to ‘Care for our Common Home’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2022 /

The Loretto Motherhouse Farm, formerly St. Stephens Farm, has been a productive farm operation since at least the late 1700’s, before the Sisters of Loretto were organized. In its earliest…

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Residency leads to writing about family history

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /

Published by The News-Enterprise on August 25, 2022 An interest in writing about her family history inspires a local artist to complete a residency in Loretto. In partnership with the…

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Loretto Peace Committee recognizes work of the Irish Ambassador to the U.N., Geraldine Byrne Nason

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /
Woman with glasses sits in front of United Nations backdrop

[The positive changes in Ireland] took the perseverance, the ingenuity and the firm passion and commitment of women on the ground — and we come back to where we started out ……

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The Importance of Education: Loretto Ph.Ds.* Past and Present

By Loretto Community / August 29, 2022 /
A triptych sculpture displays habited sisters teaching and serving children.

I Am the Way, the constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, has always had as the spirit of the “Institute” the mandate to find joy and excellence in the mission…

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‘Operation Sacred Rescue’: Remains of 62 Loretto Sisters from Loretto Heights Cemetery Reinterred

By Loretto Community / August 24, 2022 /
Amidst rows of wooden caskets, a woman bends down to lay a flower on top of one.

A memorial Mass and recommittal service for 62 Sisters of Loretto, formerly buried at Loretto Heights Cemetery took place Aug. 22, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Lee Murphy (formerly Sister Marie Dolores Phillips) SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 24, 2022 /

Sister Mary Lee Murphy (formerly Sister Marie Dolores Phillips) SL died Aug. 24 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 93 and in the 74th year of her life as a…

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Loretto Heritage Center Preserves, Spreads Loretto Story Far and Wide

By Loretto Community / August 22, 2022 /
Archival class photo of ten girls in early 20th century dresses. The five girls seated in the front row hold typwriters on their laps.

Located on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., the Loretto Heritage Center houses documents and artifacts from the 200-plus year history of the Sisters of Loretto and…

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Tragedy and Triumph: The Early Days of Lorettines in Missouri

By Loretto Community / August 19, 2022 /
Archival photo of seven nuns in habits standing in front of a train car.

By Katie Daugherty The Heritage Center was thrilled to welcome Katie Daugherty as our 2022 summer intern. Katie came from Sylva, NC, where she is Head of the Circulation Department…

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Interfaith Panel Discussion on the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan

By Loretto Community / August 17, 2022 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Notions of white supremacy and racism have deep ties to the history and culture of nuclear weapons. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Over the years, several Loretto members have…

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