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Loretto Feminist Network: Standing Strong With Women

By Loretto Community / March 28, 2022 /

The Loretto Feminist Network, known as LFN for short, was established in 1982 to raise awareness of the issues facing women in the world, in the United States and in…

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CSW66 (Commission on the Status of Women) – 2022

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2022 /
Three women (one masked, the other two holding signs reading "Joyful Disruption") pose together for a photo.

The priority theme for the sixty-sixth Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) was “achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate…

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Leadership of Loretto & Five Other Women Religious Congregations Call for Preserving Peace, Democracy in Ukraine & U.S. 

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2022 /

We, the undersigned leadership of women religious, walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are suffering from the invasion by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin is attacking democracy in Ukraine with military might…

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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 /
A woman with short white hair smiling softly for a portrait picture wearing a blue shirt and sitting in a plush dark blue recliner chair indoors.

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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Loretto at the UN Turns 30, Celebrates at CSW66!

By Beth Blissman CoL / March 1, 2022 /

As we continue to recognize our 30th anniversary of Loretto at the United Nations, we’re also celebrating more than a decade of collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of the…

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What is Emerging?

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

In her book entitled “The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Ilia Delio takes us on a love journey that challenges us to re-examine how…

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Loretto’s Presence at the United Nations

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2022 /
Man and women embrace one another and smile for a picture in front of green lush trees.

By Marcella Hannon Shields In preparation for Loretto’s celebration of our 30 years of presence at the United Nations, I reflected on the memories of Eldon’s and my invitation to…

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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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