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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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Season of Advent Leads All to the Christ Child, Our Long-Awaited Messiah

By Loretto Community / November 30, 2020 /

Creating an Advent wreath is an act of Advent hope. It starts small, but quickly overtakes us: a light in the darkness, a transformative cry for hope in our world…

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Read the latest issue of the Loretto Circle eNewsletter – 11/25/20

By Loretto Community / November 25, 2020 /
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The gift of small works in the face of big issues

By Loretto Community / November 23, 2020 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on Nov 18, 2020 Denver — It begins with a box. During our first few days together as a house, my fellow Denver Loretto…

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Loretto Thanks God for All Peoples, Shares Bounty Through Special Needs Fund

By Loretto Community / November 23, 2020 /

“As we stand with Mary at the foot of the cross, we strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into our world and we commit ourselves to improving the…

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Federal Census Evidence for Loretto Slaveholding, 1820-1860

By Loretto Community / November 18, 2020 /

(Editor’s Note: The Loretto Community is working to understand its complicity in systemic racism. We thank the Loretto Heritage Center staff for providing important research about Loretto’s history of slaveholding. We…

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Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services receives $50k+ via two grants

By Loretto Community / November 16, 2020 /

Published by the El Paso Herald-Post on Nov 13, 2020 Friday morning, officials with the Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc. (DMRS) announced that the organization had received two grants…

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Loretto’s Emerging Forms: Searching for New Ways of Being

By Loretto Community / November 15, 2020 /
Sprouts coming up from the soil.

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy We are in a time of significant disruption…

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November 11, 1918: War and Pandemic

By Regina Drey SL / November 11, 2020 /

Note from the Editor of St. Mary’s Academy Newsletter: Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the…

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Loretto and People of Color: Companions on Life’s Journey

By Loretto Community / November 9, 2020 /

“I Am the Way,” the Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, tells us, “Even as we give to others, we acknowledge our need to learn from those to whom we…

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