Sharing Our Story: Celebrating Loretto Members’ Long and Vital Writing Tradition
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.American novelist Toni Morrison
By virtue of what they produce, all writers are teachers. The teaching aspect of the works of Loretto authors speaks to the Community’s fundamental foundational mission of education. As Article #37 in I Am the Way, Loretto’s Constitutions, states, “Our long and vital tradition of teaching takes many forms; we desire to educate others as well as ourselves to truth, beauty and the ways of peace, in the spirit of Jesus.” We invite you this week to view Loretto’s Facebook posts as we celebrate just a few of the many examples of Loretto’s outstanding writers as they share with us their “truth, beauty and the ways of peace, in the spirit of Jesus.”
This week we also acknowledge the Jan. 22 anniversary of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entering into force. Two years ago on that date, the U.N. treaty made nuclear weapons illegal under international law.