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Loretto Students Return to School

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2020 /
A teacher standing at the front of a classroom talking to students sitting at their desks. They are all wearing COVID masks.

Escuela de Guadalupe By Vicki Schwartz On-campus learning began Aug. 26 at Escuela de Guadalupe. When parents were surveyed at the end of the last school year, it was clear…

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Loretto Carbon Offset Fund Honors Anthony Mary

By Jessie Rathburn CoL / October 1, 2020 /
Six children in blue and white school uniforms gardening together outdoors.

On my first visit to the Loretto Motherhouse, I discovered tree identification tags on several of the massive, ancestral trees scattered throughout the Motherhouse campus. Soon, someone put a pamphlet…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / October 1, 2020 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

A story told by Frank Tuoti in his book The Dawn of the Mystical Age (1979) goes something like this: Early in John Paul II’s papacy, the state of the…

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Loretto Special Needs Funds Assist Many

By Marlene Spero SL / October 1, 2020 /
A graphic symbolizing community and connection. A blue and green world graphic with different colored hands surrounding it on a black background.

The Loretto Special Needs Committee is pleased to share our work of the past several months on behalf of the whole Community. Using some of our funds is one of…

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Loretto Continues 50-Year Call for Worldwide Nuclear Ban

By Loretto Community / September 28, 2020 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

“One of our sisters told me she was teaching in Sante Fe when the first bomb was tested at Los Alamos and a boy brought a piece of debris in…

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Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Loretto, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’

By Loretto Community / September 23, 2020 /
Colorful Strobridge banner reading "We Work for Justice and Act for Peace."

The Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community joined with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Peace to release…

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Loretto Co-membership Celebrates 50 Years!

By Loretto Community / September 20, 2020 /

On Aug. 15, the Loretto Community celebrated the 50th anniversary of co-membership. Begun in 1970, Loretto co-membership has provided a way for those who share Loretto values of community, spirituality…

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Loretto Honors Members Celebrating 75, 50 and 25 Years of Service as Sisters or Co-Members

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2020 /
Grid of the 11 2020 jubilarians

“When we let the Spirit lead us it is impossible to know where we are being led. All we know, all we can believe, all we can hope is that…

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Loretto Community Seeks Balance With Earth by Lowering Carbon Emissions

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2020 /

Climate change is amplifying all forms of injustice: hunger, racism, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war, etc. Reversing these injustices calls for radical systemic and personal changes. Loretto has long…

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What is Emerging?

By Mary Ellen McElroy SL / September 1, 2020 /
Pink and purple butterfly graphic for Interchange What is Emerging?

Our first virtual Assembly was quite amazing! The presentations were challenging, the discussions lively and meaningful. And even though we were unable to meet each other face to face, there…

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Loretto Earth Network Offers New Community Announcement Series

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2020 /

By Julie Kerber In January 2020, the Loretto Earth Network Coordinating Committee (LENCC) gathered for a face-to-face meeting to reflect, brainstorm and plan its goals for the upcoming year. One…

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White Fragility: A Conversation

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2020 /
A simple black book cover with white text with the title: White Fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism

By Ried Clark and Martha Crawley Nudged by the Spring Community Group discussion on race, six of us from Group 4 agreed to read and discuss White Fragility. We gathered…

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