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Loretto Link Looks to a Vibrant Future

By Kim Klein CoL / November 29, 2023 /
Eleven woman stand in staggered rows on a staircase smiling for a group photo

Loretto Link is five years old! The organization was created to help carry on the mission and spirit of Loretto, and we incorporated as a nonprofit in 2018. Our members are steeped…

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Loretto honors fallow time: Embracing the “inside” season

By Loretto Community / November 27, 2023 /
A harvested field bordered by woods is left to lie fallow.

Fallow time. Wintering. Call it what you will, only one out of every 10 living in the U.S. call the coming months their favorite. Certainly there are many who truly…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 11/21/2023

By Loretto Community / November 22, 2023 /
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They’re dying and have nowhere to go. Hildegard House helps them die with dignity.

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2023 /

Originally published by the Courier Journal November 21, 2023 When Family Health Centers referred Monique Smith to Norton Hospital for testing, she did not suspect cancer. She certainly did not…

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It’s a justice issue: Loretto acknowledges history of its lands

By Loretto Community / November 20, 2023 /
Two colorful banners are side-by-side. The first reads "We give You glory, thanks and praise!" The second reads "Oh bless our works and guide our ways"

The Loretto Community condemns racism and systemic oppression in all forms. The Community is working to understand our complicity in systemic racism. We can better atone and change by knowing…

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Loretto/BVM at the UN Supports the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 15, 2023 /
Two women smiling in front of a banner with the world on it that says "End the Era of Coal, Oil and Gas. Fast. Fair. Forever."

The Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation treaty (FFNPT) is a proposal for a new international mechanism to complement the Paris Climate Agreement and address the root cause of the climate crisis: fossil fuels. This…

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2023 a busy year for Loretto/BVM at the UN; meet our new intern!

By Loretto Community / November 13, 2023 /
Beth Blissman and new Loretto at the UN intern, Leslie Baron, beam for a selfie as they hold up their UN ID cards.

Thank you so much for your support of Loretto/BVM (Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Dubuque) at the United Nations (UN). After many closures due to the…

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Love vs. Privilege

By Loretto Community / November 10, 2023 /

This opinion piece was first published on Outsfl.com … My dear friend, Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, a group focused on Catholics who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ (formerly Sister Mary Aloysius) Arciniega SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / November 10, 2023 /

Lupe started her ministry many years ago as a teacher and had educated people in many more ways than in the classroom. Over the course of nearly 69 years as a…

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Nov. 11 – Celebrate Armistice Day as Peace Day

By Carolyn Jaramillo CoL / November 8, 2023 /
A colorful peace poll stands in the middle of a grassy area while people gather behind it on the pavement.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I came to an end 105 years ago. On that day in 1918, people celebrated the…

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Montgomery Catholic celebrates 150 years of excellence

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2023 /

Originally published by the Archdiocese of Mobile in their bi-weekly newsletter The Catholic Week Digest on October 16, 2023 An unimaginable trek by the Sisters of Loretto in 1873 sure…

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Recipients of Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund help heal and balance Earth’s natural ecosystems

By Loretto Community / November 6, 2023 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

Since our lives cannot be lived apart from the rest of creation that sustains us, might it be that living in Christ will mean living in communion with the Word…

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