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 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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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 /

‘… 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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