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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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Works to ‘Care for our Common Home’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2022 /

The Loretto Motherhouse Farm, formerly St. Stephens Farm, has been a productive farm operation since at least the late 1700’s, before the Sisters of Loretto were organized. In its earliest…

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Loretto is embracing Laudato Si’ spirituality

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2022 /
A woman squats on a rock in a stream, her hands cupped in front of her.

In “Laudato Si’” Pope Francis urges upon us nothing less than an ecological conversion. Conversion connotes a life-changing spiritual, and resulting physical, transformation. It can be something familiar, like leaving…

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Loretto Members Share Ways to Live Simply So Others May Simply Live

By Loretto Community / May 2, 2022 /
Handcut felt banner displays strips of blue, gray and black, in the center of which is a colorful flower. Text reads "Choosing to live simply so others may simply live!"

The poet David Whyte says, “The doorway to a radical, numinous simplicity, seems to be reached by the long and difficult path of generosity.” Loretto Constitutions say, “By our vow…

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In the Service of Life: Loretto Celebrates Earth

By Loretto Community / April 18, 2022 /
A peaceful spring landscape of yellow and white daffodils growing in the foreground, with trees surrounding a pond in the background.

Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,When the sun gives way to April showers,Here’s a thought that we should never miss:Though April…

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Monday Starter: Loretto Community celebrated 30 years of environmental ministry

By Loretto Community / March 30, 2022 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on March 28, 2022 As part of the United Nations’ annual two-week Commission on the Status of Women, the Loretto Community celebrated a congregational…

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Loretto Earth Network News – Earth Day 2022

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2022 /
Front page of the Loretto Earth Network News for Earth Day 2022 - includes a header in dark blue, a close-up photos of grasses with water in the background, and text.
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Celebrating 30 Years of the Loretto Earth Network

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2022 /

Please join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Loretto at the UN – and the Loretto Earth Network – at the Commission on the Status of Women 66,…

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Climate Change as a Root Cause of Migration: Exploring Contributing Factors and Interlinkages

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /

Join us at the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66th Forum where the LACC (Loretto Latin America/Caribbean Committee) will host the event, “Climate Change as a…

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Climate Justice Workshop – Building Radical Hope in the Climate Crisis

By Loretto Community / October 11, 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 11, 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 Joins Laudato Si’ Action Platform, Commits to Journey Toward Integral Ecology

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /

The Loretto Community Forum announced Oct. 1 its endorsement of the Loretto Community Groups’ enthusiastic agreement to express the Community’s participation in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform when it is…

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