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Loretto Treasures Sacredness of Earth

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2021 /
Woman in rainponcho marches with poster reading "Care for Our Mother Earth."

“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #12, says, “We dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ in his unique person, and to the new creation for which he died and rose.”  The…

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Loretto Decries Killings in Atlanta, Stands With Asian Americans & Calls for Action on Gun-Control Bill

By Loretto Community / March 19, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community joins with all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches…

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Loretto Efforts Create Better Future for Women and Children

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2021 /
Seven women stand in front a window with a US flag behind them

“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #71, tells us, “We rely with hope on the Spirit of life whose power at work in us is able to do more than…

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CSW65

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2021 /

Through the auspices of Loretto at the UN – Loretto Community, another of Loretto’s many organizations that seeks to empower women and girls, Loretto once again is taking part in…

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The Mission Bell Repair

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / March 9, 2021 /
A large bell hangs outside on a wooden beam held up by two wooden posts. A cross sits atop the beam.

“We found the large cedar tree in the holler near the Valley House,” said Robbie Lyvers. It had been felled during what then Gov. Steve Beshear had called “the biggest…

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Loretto Stands with, Commits to LGBT Youth/Persons

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /

Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, on behalf of the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, joined with other women religious congregations in Kentucky to sign a statement making public their support for LGBT…

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Called by God: Vowed Women Religious

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2021 /
A woman stands at the front of a blackboard. Three students sit in desks, listening to her lecture.

For hundreds of years women religious have followed the light of Christ, the light of those in need, the light of immigrants at the borders, the light of people suffering…

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Smuggling Mother Mary Out of China

By Susanna Pyatt / March 5, 2021 /
A historical newspaper photo of a nun in habit and a woman in glasses each holding the same standard.

Placed in the bottom of a display case in the Heritage Center museum is a “vexillum” or standard, a marble base and orb from which extends a metal pole with…

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A Long Journey and More to Go… 75 Years of Nuclear Madness

By Byron Plumley CoL / March 1, 2021 /
Five people in winter clothing and face masks stand next to the Lockheed Martin sign holding a banner with the text "Nuclear Weapons are Illegal"

Driving through the prairie grass-lands of northeast Colorado one would never know there are nuclear weapons buried there. Out of sight, out of mind. There are 49 silos that house…

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What is Emerging?

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

It is no secret that throughout the centuries ordinary people have been called to a prophetic vocation. Abraham Heschel taught that “there is the grain of the prophet in the…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 2/26/2021

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2021 /
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1835 Loretto Female Academy

By Joy Jensen SL / March 1, 2021 /
The front entrance of a red brick building with a large white awning with 4 columns creates a grand entrance up the stairs for the front door.

Charles Nerinckx set a high standard in education for the Sisters of Loretto. His “progressive spirit animated the Sisters, and foreseeing that more than primary branches would be called for…

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