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Where Are You Standing this Holy Week?

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2022 /
Woden crucifix with two palms crossed behind Christ

On Palm Sunday, Jesus enters Jerusalem on a colt, not with spears hoisted against him, but with palm branches waving; not with soldiers accompanying him, but with crowds chanting “Hosanna…

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Praying for Ukraine

By Mary Margaret Murphy SL / April 11, 2022 /

As members of the Loretto Community, we stand at the foot of the cross with the suffering people of Ukraine. In our individual, unique way may we be united in offering our collective prayers, sacrifices and sufferings…

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Vatican official speaks to event hosted by LGBT outreach group New Ways Ministry

By Loretto Community / April 6, 2022 /

Published by National Catholic Reporter on April 6, 2022 “Xavière Missionary Sr. Nathalie Becquart, the undersecretary of the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops office, addressed an April 3 online gathering organized…

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Loretto, Faith Communities Cooperate in Life-giving Mission of Jesus

By Loretto Community / April 4, 2022 /
Colorful banner reads "Our religious traditions call us to love our neighbor and to offer hospitality to those in need. The Loretto Community"

In the midst of the political, cultural and religious divides that seem to permeate organizations, churches and even families today, Loretto seeks to collaborate with other faith communities to live…

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Imagine Growing Your Food Using the Motherhouse Farm’s Regenerative Methods

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2022 /
Two bright yellow pumpkins blooming in a vine filled garden.

By Angela Rakes, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Loretto Motherhouse Do you envision farmers plowing the fields with large tractors turning over the soil to prepare for a new crop?…

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Loretto at the UN celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2022 /
Three women, Janet Palifox, Beth Blissman, and Jax Viteznik, wearing thick winter jackets, and scarfs smiling together for a group picture indoors at a social event. One woman, Janet Palifox, is wearing a hat and a KN-95 mask, and the other two women, Beth Blissman and Jax Viteznik are holding small white octagon signs with a NGO CSW logo in the center and the large red words: Joyful Disruption, surrounding the logo.

This year the theme of the United Nations’ observance of International Women’s Day (#IWD2022) was “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” Our Loretto at the UN office celebrated with…

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The Motherhouse Dining Room Reopens!

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2022 /
Five women conversing happily over a meal.

By Lillian Moskeland A few thoughts from your April editor … What a joyous day for Loretto to gather at the reopening of the Motherhouse dining room! It was wonderful…

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“Our Lady of Light” Finds a Permanent Home in Santa Fe

By Susanna Pyatt / April 1, 2022 /
A well-lit close up image of a detailed aged painting.

Many Loretto Community members may remember the painting “Our Lady of Light” that hung in the convent in Santa Fe, N.M., and then at St. Mary’s Academy and the Loretto…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / April 1, 2022 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

April is a lovely month with spring freshness popping up all around us offering countless opportunities to experience the awe and wonder of new life bursting forth. Of course, April…

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A Field of Our Own: Playing Together, Growing Together

By Magdalena McCloskey CoL / April 1, 2022 /
A women's softball team, aged 79-91, smiling together for a team picture outside in their green and white uniforms and red medals, with the center of the front row holding a Colorado Peaches banner, all in front of a white picture banner with assorted logos likely of tournament sponsors.

If you’ve been reading Interchange, you know I’ve been playing softball with the Colorado Peaches, the group of older women founded 31 years ago. I’m learning so much along the…

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Monday Starter: Loretto Community celebrated 30 years of environmental ministry

By Loretto Community / March 30, 2022 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on March 28, 2022 As part of the United Nations’ annual two-week Commission on the Status of Women, the Loretto Community celebrated a congregational…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Earth Day 2022

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2022 /
Front page of the Loretto Earth Network News for Earth Day 2022 - includes a header in dark blue, a close-up photos of grasses with water in the background, and text.
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