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The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking

By Martha Crawley CoL / September 1, 2021 /
A book cover titled "The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking by Roman Krznaric"

This is how things come to be: A while back, in a Community Group, Kitty Madden mentioned this book, “The Good Ancestor,” by Roman Krznaric. Jessie Rathburn picked up on…

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Family Ag Day at the “Crossroads”

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2021 /
A man wearing a baseball cap, t-shirt, and khaki shorts walking a black and white speckled chicken on a leash.

Butter churning, animal petting, honeybee observing, grain sandboxes and the smell of the Marion County Cattlemen’s grill greeted 350 excited visitors, children and adults alike, to the “Crossroads” exhibit/Loretto Motherhouse…

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UN Intern: Meta Stephens, Student at Fordham University

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2021 /

Meta Stephens is a sophomore at Fordham University double majoring in political science and communications and culture, with a minor in French. She is also a 2020 graduate of Nerinx…

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Loretto Signs Afghanistan Support Letter

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto President Sister Barbara Nicholas signed this letter today, Aug. 31. It calls for the protection of Afghan women, the establishment of a U.N. instrument (UNSCR 1325) to set an…

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Miguel Pro Mission offers hope and a future to the people of Ciudad Juarez

By Loretto Community / August 30, 2021 /

Published by Denver Catholic on August 19, 2021 The incredible work of Loretto member the Rev. Peter Urban and Miguel Pro Mission, the charitable organization he founded “to provide hope…

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Loretto Welcomes All Students Back to School!

By Loretto Community / August 29, 2021 /
A crowd of students in school uniforms stand on the steps with balloons reading 2022

I Am the Way, Loretto’s Constitutions, #7, tells us, “We continue to extend the boundaries of learning and justice, of human dignity and peace, of active faith and pastoral concern…

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Famous Loretto Grads Reflect Wonderful Works of God

By Loretto Community / August 22, 2021 /
Word art consisting of different values of the Loretto Community

I will now recount the wonderful works of God and tell you what I have seen. Sirach 42:15 This week on Loretto’s Facebook page we will spotlight a few of…

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Spotlight on Loretto Link

By Loretto Community / August 16, 2021 /
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The 200-plus year history of Loretto inspired a small group of Loretto members in 2012 to start thinking and talking about the future. This group, initially called “Civil Incorporation,” received…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / August 9, 2021 /
Colorful banner of a peace dove over flames with text "We work for justice and act for peace", "The Loretto Community"

This year we recognize and celebrate 30 years of Loretto presence at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. During that time we have garnered consultative status with both…

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Loretto Speaks Out!

By Loretto Community / August 2, 2021 /
Banner reads "For 200 years Loretto on the move for justice and peace."

“I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #36, requires all Loretto members “to work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.”  Loretto throughout its history has stood…

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Former Kentucky convent finds new life as compassionate care home

By Loretto Community / July 29, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on July 28, 2021 It has been said with some authority (Mark 2:22) that one does not put new wine into old wineskins. That…

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Gifts Freely Given: Loretto Talents on Display!

By Loretto Community / July 25, 2021 /
A woman smiles from behind her camera.

Loretto Archives keeps thousands of pictures of our Sisters and Co-members — very fun photos, views of celebrations, service, pictures of religious experiences and so much more. Each image tells…

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