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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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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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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Roots, Land and Sky

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 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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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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Racism, Migration and Climate Crises: Three Great Challenges of Our Time

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“I Am the Way,” the Loretto Constitutions, #66, calls us to do this: “The spirit of the poor proclaimed by the Beatitudes demands more than our generosity and detachment. It…

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Prayers for our nation

By Loretto Community / January 19, 2021 /

You are invited to join Loretto Community members, Loretto Link members, Loretto Volunteers, and our larger Loretto Community in praying for our nation; racial, immigration, and environmental justice; and our…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Promotes Sustainability, Care for Earth

By Loretto Community / October 11, 2020 /

The Loretto Land Ethic affirms that “those responsible for land at any particular time should regard it as a sacred trust, received with gratitude, tended with care for its integrity…

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Loretto Carbon Offset Fund Honors Anthony Mary

By Jessie Rathburn CoL / October 1, 2020 /
Six children in blue and white school uniforms gardening together outdoors.

On my first visit to the Loretto Motherhouse, I discovered tree identification tags on several of the massive, ancestral trees scattered throughout the Motherhouse campus. Soon, someone put a pamphlet…

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Course: “Building Local Food Resiliency Using Permaculture Values”

By Loretto Community / September 25, 2020 /

The Loretto Community is offering a course by Lee Recca, head of Denver Permaculture Guild, on “Building Local Food Resiliency Using Permaculture Values” in our own locales and regions, from…

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Loretto Community Seeks Balance With Earth by Lowering Carbon Emissions

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2020 /

Climate change is amplifying all forms of injustice: hunger, racism, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war, etc. Reversing these injustices calls for radical systemic and personal changes. Loretto has long…

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Loretto Earth Network Offers New Community Announcement Series

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2020 /

By Julie Kerber In January 2020, the Loretto Earth Network Coordinating Committee (LENCC) gathered for a face-to-face meeting to reflect, brainstorm and plan its goals for the upcoming year. One…

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Course Correction: Just Transition in the Age of COVID-19. Session #4

By Loretto Community / June 8, 2020 /

Session #4: Decolonize the Future You are invited to attend Movement Generation’s new Justice & Ecology series, “Course Correction: Just Transition in the Age of COVID-19.” Rather than create Loretto’s…

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