How We Serve

Loretto, rooted in rural Kentucky, now reaches around the globe.

We strive to be a shining beacon for all those engaged in the mission for peace and justice in our world today. See how the Spirit is leading Loretto into its third century.

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“Life in Loretto has opened my eyes and heart to the deeper message of the Gospel. It has given me the freedom to pursue that truth through the various paths my life has taken, with a consistency I appreciate. It afforded me the opportunity to live and work in India, which refocused everything for me.”

Mary Ann Gleason SL

Gulu, Uganda, East Africa
Colorful Loretto Community banner shows a silhouetted family holding hands with the words "Danger?" above. A Gospel quote follows: "I was a stranger and you took me in," Matthew 25:35.

Through its diverse membership and multiple ministries,

the Loretto Community works for justice and peace as it educates the young and old, serves the poor and marginalized, protects the environment and advocates for the voiceless, all while nurturing a life of faith.

Justice & Peace

Loretto works “for a future in which the poor and suffering, the hungry in body and spirit, will know God’s saving presence in them.”

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The Loretto Community holds stewardship of Earth as a key value. We work to act in partnership and interdependence with all creation, reverencing and nurturing our planet.

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Loretto continues “to extend the boundaries of learning and justice, of human dignity and peace, of active faith and pastoral concerns through works of education and efforts on behalf of the poor.”

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Global Loretto

Throughout the world, Loretto learns, serves and carries forward its mission of working for justice and acting for peace.

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Artists & authors

Loretto members’ artistic endeavors help to convey the joy and meaning of their work and life within the Community and beyond.

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Colorful banner reads, "The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don't listen to it you'll never know what justice is! The Loretto Community"
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Thank you to all of the amazing sisters of Loretto who teach love, peace and social justice through their activism. Thank you for making me the person I am today and for making the world a better place!

Kelcey Meadows-Lucas