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A Love that Lights the Whole Sky

By Jessie Rathburn CoL / June 1, 2021 /
A logo of a seven petal white flower surrounded by colorful circles each representing focus areas of the "Laudato Si" Action Platform: Response to the cry of the earth, response to the cry of the poor, ecological economics, adoption of simple lifestyles, ecological education, ecological spirituality, and community engagement and participatory action.

Late on a February evening, while attending yet another webinar on how people of faith can respond to the climate crisis, I was startled out of my Zoom stupor. For…

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Overview of the United Nations’ 65th Commission on the Status of Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 1, 2021 /
CSW65 Logo: Cartoon women of different cultural backgrounds smiling together surrounding a grey speaking podium with a microphone and a plain grey background.

Even though it was an entirely virtual session, the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) was a whirlwind of activity this past March 15-26. The official negotiations of…

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Celebrating Joyce Minkler on Foundation Day

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / June 1, 2021 /
Two women, Jeanne Deuber and Marie Ego smiling together outdoors in front of a black metal fence with grass and trees past it. They both have short grey hair, Marie on the left is wearing a bright blue turtleneck and dark blue sweater and Jeanne on the right is wearing glasses, a black blouse, and a brown textured cardigan.

Joyce Minkler has many interests. She has worked tirelessly as a psychotherapist helping people cope with troubling issues in their lives. She lives at 1873 House but often drives around…

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Foundation Day at Loretto Heights

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / June 1, 2021 /
Fifteen people gathered at an outdoor cemetery with flowers smiling together for a picture on a sunny day in front of a large white crucifix statue.

To honor Foundation Day (April 25, 1812) in Denver, sisters, co-members, Spirit of Loretto Committee members, alums, neighbors from north of the cem- etery and Denver City Councilman Kevin Flynn…

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Loretto Artists, Authors Enhance Lives of Others with Their Talents

By Loretto Community / May 30, 2021 /
A woman sits at a table with pen and paper, contemplating what to write.

The Loretto Community celebrates the creative minds and hearts of its members. This week, we highlight authors, poets, artists and craftspeople. They enhance the life of the Community and the…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 5/27/2021

By Loretto Community / May 27, 2021 /
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Loretto Treasures: Webster University and Loretto Heights College

By Loretto Community / May 24, 2021 /
Looking up at a large brick building with "Loretto College" carved across the front, under an ornate rose window.

From the foundation of the Sisters of Loretto in 1812 to this day, education is central to the mission of Loretto. Schools were formed as the initial work of the…

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Loretto Builds Bridges in Service Worldwide

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2021 /
Archival class photo from China, with Sisters of Loretto, in habit, in the center.

A true understanding of community necessitates a looking outward, “a going forth to meet our neighbors near and far in their human needs and aspirations. We seek to reach out…

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The Gift of Trees at the Motherhouse

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 13, 2021 /
Dawn redwood tree leafing out

By Martha Alderson (for the Farm and Land Committee of the Motherhouse Coordinating Board with information from Susan Classen) ‘So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture.‘So much is…

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Answering the Call To Serve: Loretto Missions in Latin America

By Loretto Community / May 10, 2021 /
Archival photo of two sisters in habit waving from the door of a plane.

At the Loretto Assembly in 1958, six years after the last Sister of Loretto returned from China, Loretto members called for the Community to continue its work in the missions.…

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Mexicans Facing Border Issues with Resilience

By Loretto Community / May 7, 2021 /

By Daniela Martell Mendoza Editor’s note: Daniela is a senior at Loretto Academy. Buffy Boesen, her principal, asked her to write about the problems facing students today living in Ciudad…

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Regenerative Farming at the Loretto Motherhouse Farm

By Loretto Community / May 7, 2021 /

Loretto Motherhouse Farm’s Farm Director, Cody Rakes, and his wife, Angela Rakes, the Motherhouse Education and Outreach Coordinator, gave a Zoom presentation on regenerative farming to Louisville’s First Unitarian Church for a special…

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