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Racism, Migration and Climate Crises: Three Great Challenges of Our Time

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“I Am the Way,” the Loretto Constitutions, #66, calls us to do this: “The spirit of the poor proclaimed by the Beatitudes demands more than our generosity and detachment. It…

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Loretto’s Long March To Ban Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2021 /
A flock of paper cranes floats in front of a multi-colored circle of pinks and purples

The Loretto Community’s first call to ban all nuclear weapons dates back to the 1960s. For several decades since and counting, the Loretto Community has continued to work to seek…

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In this time of COVID-19, daring to say, ‘All will be well’

By Karen Cassidy CoL / February 21, 2021 /
Light streams through two simple stained glass windows into a dark room.

… we have an opportunity to discern how we can recreate within ourselves loving-kindness and hear the Living Light. Karen Cassidy CoL As we grapple with the ravages of COVID-19,…

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At school in Pakistan: Keeping the light burning

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 21, 2021 /
Two young Pakistani girls, one in a school uniform and one in a lacey dress, sit together.

At the beginning of last year, Saba came to us asking for financial help. She has three children: two girls and a boy. We hired her to prepare breakfast for…

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Loretto Volunteer’s heart is with those who suffer

By Annie Rosenkranz / February 21, 2021 /
A young woman in a mask sits at her desk in front of a laptop.

There is no justice to be found within the current system. It doesn’t give offenders a chance to excel once they exit the criminal justice system, and our country’s inadequate…

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Walking with God toward the wholeness of Creation

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Mary Ann McGivern SL stands at a microphone and presents an award to Bishop Tom Gumbleton

Today Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War, and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger. William…

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The Great March

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Marchers carry a banner as they cross a pedestrian bridge. The banner reads "The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament."

In 1986, Sister Mary Beth “Buffy” Boesen walked from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. This was the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament that kicked off in California on…

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Acting for peace across the U.S.

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Two women in hats and sunglassed hold a "Remove Nukes" banner in front of strands of paper cranes.

Colorado Each Sunday for 12 years, Loretto Community members protested in rain, sleet, snow or shine at the Rocky Flats plant west of Denver (see photo, below). Plutonium triggers for…

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Loretto: Acting for peace

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Loretto Community members wearing sackcloth stand by the sidewalk with a banner that reads "Loretto Women for Disarmament."

The long march to ban nuclear weapons 1978The Loretto Community declares its commitment to an end to the production of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. We are particularly committed to…

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Catholic women pursue pro-life values at the border

By Loretto Community / February 18, 2021 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter February 18, 2021 While most young adults look to the entertainment industry for models to emulate, 23-year-old Elyse McMahon turns to a more idyllic…

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Lent: A Time for ‘Uncommon Courage’

By Loretto Community / February 15, 2021 /

Lent begins this week on Wednesday — Ash Wednesday — a 40-day journey we walk with Jesus and his apostles as we seek to grow into deeper faithfulness to the…

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Beginning a Conversation about Loretto Slaveholding and its Implications

By Loretto Community / February 11, 2021 /
Carved faces on a bronze plate mark the Slave Memorial at the Loretto Motherhouse.

What the Loretto Community now knows about its practices of slaveholding, 1812-1865, is an unsatisfactory combination of a very few documents, some speculation and good guesses, and a very disconcerting…

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