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Our Journey of Peace

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2021 /

“Because of our God’s deep compassion, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of…

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‘Pray for a woman facing execution, and for her victim killed in 2004’

By Loretto Community / January 12, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Editor’s Note: It is with sadness that Loretto reports, according to the Associated Press, that Lisa Montgomery, 52, was executed by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute,…

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Praying in the New Year for Our World and All Peoples

By Loretto Community / January 10, 2021 /

Out of darkness the light of Christ will shine,As 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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Capitol riot mirrors insurrections outside US, say sisters with international duties

By Loretto Community / January 8, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 8, 2021 Beth Blissman CoL was interviewed by the Global Sisters Report in response to the riot at the Capitol on January…

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Sr. Grace Clare Shanley in China

By Susanna Pyatt / January 8, 2021 /

We have two interesting artifacts at the Heritage Center that nearly bookend the 15 years that Sister Grace Clare Shanley, SL, spent serving in China. The first is a small…

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Loretto Joins With LCWR Statement on Violence in DC

By Loretto Community / January 7, 2021 /
The logo for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Loretto stands with the other more than 1,300 leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement: The Leadership Conference…

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Loretto’s New Year Wishes and Resolutions

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2020 /

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matt.6:21) “Drawing on our rich heritage and desiring to carry it forward into the future, we dedicate ourselves to Jesus…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 12/23/2020

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2020 /
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Rejoice! Rejoice! Jesus Is Born, and All Creation Sings!

By Loretto Community / December 21, 2020 /

“O” Antiphon: “O Messiah, Promised One of the Jews, you have given us the mysteries of God and taught us the way of your Kingdom. When someone knocks you give…

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Hope: The Very Heart of Loretto’s Mission

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2020 /

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah 61:1 tells us, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; God has sent me to bring glad…

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Loretto Responds ‘Yes’ to God’s Invitation in Keeping with Mary’s Example

By Loretto Community / December 7, 2020 /

The title “Friends of Mary” is an apt one for this season of Advent. The Virgin Mary is for Loretto a central figure in the Advent story. Mary’s “yes” to…

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What Has Emerged and What is Emerging Now?

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

In the past several years, perhaps from the time of the Apostolic Visitation, it seems that what has emerged and what continues to emerge within the Loretto Community is a…

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