Loretto Community condemns racism in all forms.
The Community is working to understand its complicity in systemic racism. We cannot atone and change without knowing the truths of our past.
We gathered in our home church to see and hear with our hearts a tragic reality about our homeplace, that these grounds have been a place of wounding for many…Read More
The Loretto Community is pleased to share through social media some highlights of the Ritual of Remembrance and Sanctification that took place November 2021 at our Kentucky Motherhouse. Through this…Read More
A young boy grows up in the era of segregation, a young man is moved into leadership in the civil rights movement, an educated leader works through painful moments believing…Read More
The basic human need for shelter is often unattainable for those at the mercy of the elements, job layoffs, economic downturns, overcrowded projects. The conversation, “Exploring Intersections: Affordable Housing,” will…Read More
During the 2021 Assembly, Loretto invited all to observe its “I Was Here” Project, a ritual of remembrance and sanctification at the Loretto Motherhouse, a community of wounding for more…Read More
“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…Read More
From the founding of Loretto in 1812 to today, Loretto has sought to live out the meaning of these words, “We strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into…Read More
“I Am the Way,” the Loretto Constitutions, #66, calls us to do this: “The spirit of the poor proclaimed by the Beatitudes demands more than our generosity and detachment. It…Read More
What the Loretto Community now knows about its practices of slaveholding, 1812-1865, is an unsatisfactory combination of a very few documents, some speculation and good guesses, and a very disconcerting…Read More
(Editor’s Note: The Loretto Community is working to understand its complicity in systemic racism. We thank the Loretto Heritage Center staff for providing important research about Loretto’s history of slaveholding. We…Read More