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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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Loretto Affirms, Joins LCWR & NBSC on Statement Protecting Sacred Right To Vote

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community affirms and joins the following statement from LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC): LCWR has endorsed the national John Lewis Voting…

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Tales from the Annals: Fire in Kansas City

By Reba Weatherford / May 4, 2021 /
Historical photo of several women sitting in chairs in an auditorium.

I am coming to the end of my first month at the Loretto Heritage Center, and in my quest to learn about Loretto history I have read many interesting and…

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Anchoresses in the Infirmary: Life During the Pandemic

By Joy Jensen SL / May 1, 2021 /
Long, four story brick building with a cross above the entrance.

In March 2020, life changed for us residents of the infirmary. In medieval England anchorites and anchoresses lived alone in stone cells attached to a church and had the mission…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Webster University

By Annie Stevens CoL / May 1, 2021 /
An introduction slide on a digital presentation. A dark blue background, with a circular cropped portrait picture of a woman wearing an orange and green head wrap, gold statement earrings, a gold necklace, and a black blouse while leaning on the front of a boxy white car. To the left of this picture is the introductory text: 2020 Jaqueline Grennen Wexler Award for Humanitarianism & Servant Leadership Winner Wafa Osman Student Leadership Awards.

From its historic home campus in Webster Groves, Mo., Webster University continues to carry on its Loretto founders’ commitment to provide educational opportunities for those who had not been served.…

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What is Emerging?

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

In her book, “The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love,” Ilia Delio speaks of the all-transforming power of love, the source and goal of the…

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Mexicans Facing Border Issues with Resilience

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2021 /
The border control bridge between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico empty of people

By Daniella 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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The Gift of Trees at the Motherhouse

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 1, 2021 /
A leafless dawn redwood tree planted in a pile of mulch on a grassy field next to a still body of water on a sunny day with a blue sky.

‘So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture. ‘So much is in bud.’– Denise Levertov The last lines from this poem, “Beginners” by Denise Levertov, tell of possibility and…

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Loretto Foundation Day Celebration 2021

By Loretto Community / April 27, 2021 /
Rustic cabin with a porch is seen through a greenish lens. Image text in upper left reads "Foundation Day 2021 Sunday, April 25th" Loretto Community patch in green, lower left. "The Spirit of 1812" in lower right.

Loretto celebrated its Foundation Day – April 25 – with memories, snapshots, reflections and sharing, including this video on “The Spirit of 1812.” Enjoy!: 

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle Newsletter – 4/25/2021

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2021 /
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