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Loretto Supports Joint Statement of NBSC, LCWR on Conviction of Derek Chauvin

By Loretto Community / April 23, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community supports the joint statement below issued today, April 23, from the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in response to…

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Loretto: A Community on Pilgrimage, Following God’s Call Together for 209 Years

By Loretto Community / April 19, 2021 /
Rustic cabin with a porch is seen through a greenish lens.

Loretto has been graced by God to become a Community on pilgrimage. We have walked together and believed in each other on every journey we have undertaken. Some journeys are…

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Care of Earth – Going Barefoot at Loretto

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2021 /
Child's bare feet in long green grass.

Remember times of going barefoot? “It is a profound act of intimacy and freedom,” says spiritual writer Jean Blomquist. She goes on to explain, “Only when our feet are bare…

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This Is the Day! Jesus Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!

By Loretto Community / April 5, 2021 /
Bright yellow daffodils bloom.

Out of darkness the light of Christ will shineAs the dawn of day breaks through the night.Then the poor and oppressed will cry out and be heardBy the light that…

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A Warm Welcome to New Co-Member, Joyce Minkler!

By Lisa Reynolds CoL / April 1, 2021 /
Woman sits on a rock outcropping with a beautiful spread of red leaves behind her.

Welcome to our newest co-member, Joyce Minkler! She has been a long-time friend, co-worker and neighbor of Loretto. As a psychotherapist, Joyce had a private practice in the underserved area…

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Loretto at the UN Adapts to Virtual Commission Meeting in Style

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2021 /
Screenshot of online meeting participants

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations Eco-nomic and Social Council (ECO-SOC), is composed of 45 member states that serve on a…

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Roots, Land and Sky

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2021 /
Sprouts coming up from the soil.

Loretto Community has deepened, expanded and sought to rise in our exploration of our interwoven destiny with the rest of Earth, and our understanding of what it means to be…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / April 1, 2021 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

It is April, the season of New Life! Is there New Life emerging in my/your life and in the Loretto Community? The idea of people and/or communities going through a…

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Come and See… The Loretto Community

By Claudia Calzetta SL / April 1, 2021 /
Two women, wearing long-sleeve patterned dresses smiling together while sitting in a living room sorting papers together.

The year 2021 is truly a time of change, of hope for new ways of thinking, of hope for new life. We see this in our world, our country and…

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CSW65 (Commission on the Status of Women) – 2021

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2021 /
Screenshot from Zoom meeting of 15 people in their "Zoom boxes"

CSW65 was an entirely virtual CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) as the pandemic continued on. The priority theme was “women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public…

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Loretto Stands with Mary at the Foot of the Cross

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2021 /

The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is our full title. “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, # 1, tells us, “Our charism of loving service, rooted…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 3/25/2021

By Loretto Community / March 26, 2021 /
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