The birth of Jesus revealed to us the person of God, telling us more of who God is and who we are. This is the story of Advent: God who is compassionate, loving, just, and good has come to us. We are never outside the reach of God. This is the good news of Christmas.

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Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from Loretto!

By Loretto Community / December 26, 2022 /
A woman takes a selfie with a huge, beautifully lit Christmas tree in the square behind her.

Loretto honors the African and African–American communities as the celebration of Kwanzaa begins. This seven-day festival takes place each year Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Kwanzaa is a Swahili term…

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Christmas Wishes from Loretto in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / December 25, 2022 /
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Christmas blessings from Loretto!

By Loretto Community / December 19, 2022 /
The sun sets over pond surrounded by snowy ground and snow-crusted trees.

The O Antiphons, proclamations of the prophets of Israel, bring Advent to a close, lead us to God and tell us the names of God as told through the Old…

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Humility: A virtue for all and for all seasons

By Nasreen Daniel SL / April 23, 2022 /
Young Pakistani women stand at their desks during a Christmas performance.

At school in Pakistan children learn lessons in kindness and generosity ‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians…

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Star of Wonder: Loretto celebrates Epiphany!

By Loretto Community / January 4, 2022 /
A stained glass window shines with golden stars and a blue and purple background

On the feast of Epiphany of the Lord, we sing “We Three Kings,” the beautiful hymn based on Matthew’s Gospel 2: 1-11. The part of the hymn everyone knows is…

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Merry Christmas to All From the Loretto Community: The Story of the Christmas Crèche

By Loretto Community / December 20, 2021 /
A Christmas star on top of a building is profiled against the pinks and purples of the sky at sunset.

Is your crib set up? Years of religious imagination have created Christmas crèches that tell the story of that holy night.  Stories and images frame our traditions giving us a…

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