From time to time, Loretto issues public statements. These statements reflect the Community’s mission to “work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.” We advocate at the local, state, national and global level on policies in keeping with this mission, and we invite you to join us in this important work. Learn more about the Loretto Community.
June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day We, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, the Mercy Sisters of the…Read More
Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, on behalf of the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, signed the statement below, which was released on March 31, 2023, Transgender Day of Visibility. Loretto was one…Read More
Loretto, other women religious communities offer joint statement on April 10 mass shooting in Louisville
We, the vowed, co-members, associates and partners of our women religious communities, are devastated by the loss of five more lives in Monday’s mass shooting in Louisville. This marked the…Read More
We members of the Loretto Community hold in our hearts and prayer all those family members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community as they grieve the loss of those killed…Read More
May 26, 2022 As we mourn the loss of more than 30 lives in 10 days, our hearts break. In conversations with each other and in our prayers to God,…Read More
Leadership of Loretto & Five Other Women Religious Congregations Call for Preserving Peace, Democracy in Ukraine & U.S.
We, the undersigned leadership of women religious, walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are suffering from the invasion by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin is attacking democracy in Ukraine with military might…Read More
The Loretto Community Forum announced Oct. 1 its endorsement of the Loretto Community Groups’ enthusiastic agreement to express the Community’s participation in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform when it is…Read More
Loretto President Sister Barbara Nicholas signed this letter today, Aug. 31. It calls for the protection of Afghan women, the establishment of a U.N. instrument (UNSCR 1325) to set an…Read More
Loretto leadership recently reaffirmed its commitment to the passage of the ERA and is inviting all to consider signing on to the Interfaith Statement for the ERA. Loretto is working…Read More
The Loretto Community affirms and joins the following statement from LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) and the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC): LCWR has endorsed the national John Lewis Voting…Read More
The Loretto Community supports the joint statement below issued today, April 23, from the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in response to…Read More
Loretto Decries Killings in Atlanta, Stands With Asian Americans & Calls for Action on Gun-Control Bill
The Loretto Community joins with all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches…Read More