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As Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross, we are called to care for Earth in its pain, to celebrate its beauty, and to create space for its healing. Recognizing our role as one of interdependent partnership with all Creation has been part of Loretto’s mission throughout our history. We reaffirmed our commitment to resist systems and conditions that violate Earth and all species in 2018, calling ourselves to “significantly mitigate our impact on climate change and ecological degradation.” We invite any who are interested to join with us on this journey of ecological conversion. Learn more about our mission to protect Earth.

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Check out the Loretto booths at the Springfield Green Festival!

By Loretto Community / April 18, 2023 /

Come celebrate Earth Day with Loretto at the Springfield Green Festival! Loretto will have two booths at the Festival: a farm booth with beef for sale and a booth about…

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Toxic Contamination of Water Sources Poses Long-Term Hazards to American Communities and Environment

By Loretto Community / April 13, 2023 /

Originally posted by The Tablet on April 12, 2023 To understand how Catholics are responding to water pollution in their communities, OSV News spoke with advocates and agencies in Philadelphia,…

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Keepin’ It Rural

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2023 /

Published by Kentucky Monthly on March 30, 2023 The Bluegrass region is one of Kentucky’s quintessential landscapes. Scenic pastoral views are dotted with bourbon rickhouses. Mile after mile of black…

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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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Spring Equinox Celebration

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2023 /
A redbud tree in the woods explodes with tiny pink flowers.

Join the Loretto Earth Network and Loretto Outreach for their online seasonal celebration of the Spring Equinox, March 20. The celebration begins at 6:30 pm ET and provides an opportunity…

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Conservation easement now a reality

By Martha Alderson CoL / March 1, 2023 /
A woman sitting down signing paperwork as another women watches over. They're surrounded by beautiful scenery photography and individuals sitting behind them.

“For the beauty of the earth, for the splendor of the skies, For the love which from our birth over and around us lies.” The singing of this hymn began…

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Cedars of Peace: Retreat hermitages in the sacred woods of Kentucky

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2023 /
Small wooden cabin with a front porch.

… rest a while Sojourners on life’s journey find gifts abounding at Cedars. Quiet is interspersed with bird symphony. Solitude rocks you in gentle arms. Body and soul encounter deep…

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Spotlight Video: Susan Classen CoL

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2023 /
A woman standing near a window inside a simple room, smiles.

Susan Classen CoL arrived at Cedars of Peace in 2003 and has been lovingly restoring the cabins and caring for the Cedars environment ever since. Her commitment to providing a…

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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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Sisters of Loretto permanently preserve 650 acres of ‘holy land’ in Kentucky

By Loretto Community / January 26, 2023 /

Published by Earthbeat on January 26, 2023 The region in central Kentucky where the Sisters of Loretto have resided for 200 years is often described as “holy land.” Now, more…

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Sisters of Loretto sign historic conservation agreement

By Loretto Community / January 23, 2023 /

Published by The Record on January 20, 2023 The Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, Ky., signed an agreement Jan. 18 with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy that will conserve more than…

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