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Carbon reduction award goes to Haiti

By Joy Jensen SL / March 1, 2024 /
A split blue and green leaf graphic.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with a socioeconomic condition plagued by political instability. Loretto’s Carbon Reduction Fund awarded $500 to the Association of Peasants of Fondwa…

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Loretto heeds the pope’s latest urgent plea on behalf of Earth and all life

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
A sprawling green field of grass landscape on a bright blue day with scattered clouds in the sky as a yellow flower pops up on the left side.

Loretto learned about Laudate Deum, Pope Francis’s follow-up to his encyclical, Laudato Si’, at its October 2023 Community Gathering. Laudate Deum is a call to heed the gravity of the…

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Loretto at the UN represents at the United Nations Climate Talks

By Loretto Community / December 8, 2023 /

The United Nations Climate Talks (COP28) are taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 12 in Dubai City, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Loretto at the UN has coordinated a virtual…

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Recipients of Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund help heal and balance Earth’s natural ecosystems

By Loretto Community / November 6, 2023 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

Since our lives cannot be lived apart from the rest of creation that sustains us, might it be that living in Christ will mean living in communion with the Word…

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Praise for Pope Francis’ new letter, and a belief in ‘the superpower of hope’

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2023 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on Oct. 11, 2023 Pope Francis’ new climate apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum has given representatives of sister congregations at the United Nations much to…

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Loretto at the UN takes part in Water Rituals at 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions

By Beth Blissman CoL / August 30, 2023 /

There were so many fabulous aspects of the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions (#2023PoWR), in which Loretto at the UN took part. To share one highlight, below is a brief…

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What to do about global plastic pollution?

By Beth Blissman CoL / July 1, 2023 /
A family of 6 work together to clean up plastic waste off a beach.

I’m not sure about you, but when I grew up in the 1960s there were not many single-use plastics in our everyday lives. To me it makes no sense whatsoever…

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Responding to Earth’s cry

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
A Black woman's smiling face can be seen through the handle of a large basket full of cherry tomatoes.

The Loretto Community Carbon Reduction Fund helps to re-green, decrease harm to Earth If you get a cut or wound on your body, are you not going to care for…

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Loretto Members Worldwide Respond to Climate Change Crisis

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2023 /
A large group of people pose for a group photo, with a crucifix visible in the background and the center person holding a plaque with the header "Bluegrass Land Conservancy."

Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our…

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Loretto Members Respond to Climate Change Questions

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2023 /

This week we asked our members abroad the following questions: How does climate change affect you and the people with whom you work? What do you wish people in the…

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Unseen Costs of Looking Nice

By Kim Klein CoL / February 1, 2023 /

I start with a confession: I am the opposite of a clothes horse. I once thought of joining the military just so I would not have to think about what to…

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New Name, Same Game: The Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2022 /
Two women, Shenandoah Valley and Monica Robinson, working together to move a large solar panel outdoors.

Written by the Loretto Carbon Reduction Fund Committee: Beth Blissman, Susan Classen, Becky Coakley, Roberta Hudlow, Jessie Rathburn, Michele Stimac The Tree Fund was first established in 2019 in honor…

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