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Climate Justice Workshop – Building Radical Hope in the Climate Crisis

By Loretto Community / November 3, 2021 /
Outline of a tree framing the Loretto Community logo

You are invited to join in this free Climate Justice workshop on Zoom.  Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word! Jessie Rathburn, Earth Education and Advocacy Coordinator…

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Climate Justice Workshop – Carbon Fee and Dividend

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2021 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

You are invited to join in this free Climate Justice workshop on Zoom.  Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word! On Tuesday, October 19, 6-8 PM ET,…

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Striving To Care for Earth, Loretto Joins Global Justice Initiatives

By Loretto Community / October 11, 2021 /
Graphic representing the 7 goals of Laudato Si'

“All is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start.”  (Laudato Si’,…

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Loretto Magazine and Annual Report – Summer 2021

By Loretto Community / July 16, 2021 /

Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Wren Smith Loretto & Earth Jessie Rathburn grew up close to the land in the Texas hill country. Her parents, educated in biology,…

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EarthLinks: 25 years bringing healing beauty of nature to homeless individuals

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / July 15, 2021 /
A person in full beekeeping protective gear holds up a fresh comb of honey.

EarthLinks … creates Earth-centered programming for people experiencing homelessness and economic poverty. EarthLinks program participants are given a safe, peaceful space to foster empowerment resilience, and collectivity while also sustaining…

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Loretto Earth Network: 30 years young and alive for Earth

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2021 /

By Nancy Wittwer SL The dream of Earth in harmony with that of its Creator will be fulfilled as we are transformed and participate in the healing and transformation of…

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Loretto & Earth

By Christina Manweller / July 13, 2021 /
A woman sits on a large rock in the woods.

‘… I looked to Earth to teach me, to show me her ways of caring, creating, protecting and letting go.’ Jessie Rathburn CoL in her eco-autobiography Step by step for…

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The Gift of Trees at the Motherhouse

By Martha Alderson CoL / May 13, 2021 /
Dawn redwood tree leafing out

By Martha Alderson (for the Farm and Land Committee of the Motherhouse Coordinating Board with information from Susan Classen) ‘So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture.‘So much is…

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Regenerative Farming at the Loretto Motherhouse Farm

By Loretto Community / May 7, 2021 /

Loretto Motherhouse Farm’s Farm Director, Cody Rakes, and his wife, Angela Rakes, the Motherhouse Education and Outreach Coordinator, gave a Zoom presentation on regenerative farming to Louisville’s First Unitarian Church for a special…

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Roots, Land and Sky

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 13, 2021 /
Sprouts coming up from the soil.

Loretto Community has deepened, expanded and sought to rise in our exploration of our interwoven destiny with the rest of Earth, and our understanding of what it means to be…

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Care of Earth – Going Barefoot at Loretto

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2021 /
Child's bare feet in long green grass.

Remember times of going barefoot? “It is a profound act of intimacy and freedom,” says spiritual writer Jean Blomquist. She goes on to explain, “Only when our feet are bare…

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Loretto Treasures Sacredness of Earth

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2021 /
Woman in rainponcho marches with poster reading "Care for Our Mother Earth."

“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #12, says, “We dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ in his unique person, and to the new creation for which he died and rose.”  The…

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