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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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Hunger Fund Update

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2020 /

By Angela Bianco The Hunger Fund Committee has met three times this year to respond to the heightened need for food experienced by many families and food pantries who are…

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From Loretto at the United Nations: Update on the TPNW

By Beth Blissman CoL / September 1, 2020 /
A blue circle with white text: Loretto at the UN, Logo with a white dove graphic.

Among the numerous acronyms spoken daily at the United Nations, the TPNW or Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is one of the most important. It signals the desire…

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Loretto Circles Revolve Around Spirit, Values of Loretto Community

By Loretto Community / August 30, 2020 /

The Loretto Circle was started in 2009, when the Loretto Assembly approved a resolution for the Circle as a way for individuals to connect with Loretto without needing to make a vowed or co-membership commitment. Circles…

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Loretto Community Supports Feminism … Women and All Gender Identities

By Jean East CoL / August 24, 2020 /

‘Women Hold Up Half the Sky’* (*Original statement by Mao Zedong and a portion of the title of a book, ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,’…

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MY EXPERIENCES AS A PROTESTER

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 18, 2020 /

I am a white female who grew up in a St. Louis suburb featured in the CBS documentary “16 in Webster Groves” (1966), a critique of the insular life of…

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