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Q & A with Sr. Eleanor Craig, an ‘ordinary’ Loretto with an interest in history

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2024 /

Originally posted by National Catholic Reporter on April 11, 2024 Loretto Sr. Eleanor Craig describes herself as “smart and assertive” at a healthy 81 years old.  After serving as an…

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Deacon uncovers names of Black Catholics buried in unmarked graves at Louisville cemetery

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2024 /

Published by the Louisville Courier Journal on February 21, 2024 Loretto Roots Enslavement project is one of many historic studies being conducted by Catholic organizations who were involved in the…

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New research unearths first black student at Webster University; long before other colleges

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2024 /

Published by Total Information AM on February 22, 2024 Webster University Professor Annie Stevens, and DEI Associate Vice President Vincent Flewellen join Debbie and Scott in studio talking about how…

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Rediscovering Vada Lee Easter and the movement to desegregate Webster

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2024 /

Published on the Webster University News site on February 1, 2024 Saint Louis University (SLU) has long been credited as the first university in Missouri to desegregate. According to history…

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Bound for the Promised Land: Loretto Roots and Enslavement

By Annie Stevens CoL / January 24, 2024 /
Carved faces on a bronze plate mark the Slave Memorial at the Loretto Motherhouse.

For the first five decades of its existence in the antebellum South, the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross, as an early American religious congregation, participated in…

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Join Loretto and the LACC in participating in the 2023 Harvest of Justice campaign

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2023 /
Three Loretto Volunteers stand in front of Wendy's in support of National Farm Workers' movement

Loretto’s Latin America and Caribbean Committee (LACC) would like to share National Farm Worker Ministry’s annual Harvest of Justice over the next 6 weeks from Sept. 6 (Labor Day) to…

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People Are Dying of Poverty. Loretto Will Speak Up.

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 12, 2023 /

A year ago the Loretto Community marched with the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C. This year the Poor People’s Campaign met in convention in D.C. and Loretto stayed home, working…

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Journey to Montgomery

By Martha Crawley CoL / April 1, 2023 /
Seven diverse women smile together for a group selfie inside.

In mid-February, 12 Loretto Link members and friends took a journey to Montgomery, Ala. The trip was initiated and orchestrated by members of the Loretto Link Good Trouble Working Group,…

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The Good Trouble Working Group Takes a Trip to Montgomery

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2023 /

“As I walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, retracing the movement of the marchers who were demonstrating for the right to vote in 1965, I thought of how, as…

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Studying the Sisters of Loretto’s involvement in the Native Boarding School Era

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2023 /
Four Sisters of Loretto stand side by side in the snow in heart shaped habits.

Loretto wishes to share with you the research of the congregation’s study of the history of Native Boarding schools operated by the Sisters of Loretto.  Why We Study the Native…

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38th annual MLK Jr. birthday celebration is a success

By Pat McCormick SL / March 1, 2023 /
A large group of individuals collected outdoors for a photo with a sign saying, "Loretto Community honors the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 16, 2023 was the Loretto Community’s 38th year to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The event is known as a Marade. In 1983, the U.S. Congress introduced…

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An Exploration of White Supremacy Culture

By Loretto Community / February 15, 2023 /

By Natalie Gaviria When I think about white supremacy culture I am reminded of the analogy that white supremacy is like rain or snow — it falls on all of us, just…

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