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Recognizing the violence against Earth that intensifies the suffering of people on the margins, as well as present and future generations of all species, the Loretto Community commits to significantly mitigate our impact on climate change and ecological degradation. 
Loretto Assembly Proposal 2018

We affirm the underlying mystery and creative source of all life, the presence of a spiritual power beyond the tangible beauties and trials of the world.  Sometimes alone and sometimes together, we express our need to tune our lives with the Divine, ever present and manifest in the cosmic realities of existence.

We see simplicity of life as care of Earth.  We respect Earth’s inherent dignity and beauty, and we work against systems and conditions that violate Earth and all species.  In keeping with our Land Ethic, we work to act in partnership and interdependence with all creation, reverencing and nurturing Earth. This ethic can be seen in practice on the Loretto Motherhouse Farm and is the driving force behind the work of the Loretto Earth Network.