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“We profess unshakable reliance upon God and human reliance upon one another.” Sometimes together, sometimes alone we speak to our God, who hears our needs and responds in love. Learn about the Faith and Spirituality of Loretto members.

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Evening reflections and online retreat opportunity

By Loretto Community / May 23, 2021 /

From Loretto Outreach: We are providing opportunities to come together in the next few months through online communal gatherings to reflect on such questions as: What are we feeling about what we experienced/witnessed in 2020 and early 2021? How do we work to bring about the changes that we envision? What will nourish us ahead…

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Evening Reflection 3

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2021 /

From Loretto Outreach: We are providing opportunities to come together in the next few months through online communal gatherings to reflect on such questions as: What are we feeling about what we experienced/witnessed in 2020 and early 2021? How do we work to bring about the changes that we envision? What will nourish us ahead…

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This Is the Day! Jesus Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!

By Loretto Community / April 5, 2021 /
Bright yellow daffodils bloom.

Out of darkness the light of Christ will shineAs the dawn of day breaks through the night.Then the poor and oppressed will cry out and be heardBy the light that rises from the night. “Out of Darkness,” words and music by Tom Kendzia Throughout Jesus’ days on earth, he tells us who he is for…

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Loretto Stands with Mary at the Foot of the Cross

By Loretto Community / March 29, 2021 /

The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is our full title. “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, # 1, tells us, “Our charism of loving service, rooted in Jesus on the cross and Mary at the foot of the cross, shapes and forms us as a religious community in the Church.”  What…

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Evening reflection 2

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2021 /

From Loretto Outreach: We are providing opportunities to come together in the next few months through online communal gatherings to reflect on such questions as: What are we feeling about what we experienced/witnessed in 2020 and early 2021? How do we work to bring about the changes that we envision? What will nourish us ahead…

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In this time of COVID-19, daring to say, ‘All will be well’

By Karen Cassidy CoL / February 21, 2021 /
Light streams through two simple stained glass windows into a dark room.

… we have an opportunity to discern how we can recreate within ourselves loving-kindness and hear the Living Light. Karen Cassidy CoL As we grapple with the ravages of COVID-19, we are invited to experience our grief. Are we courageous enough to turn to the fire of our own grief? It is so much easier…

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Lent: A Time for ‘Uncommon Courage’

By Loretto Community / February 15, 2021 /

Lent begins this week on Wednesday — Ash Wednesday — a 40-day journey we walk with Jesus and his apostles as we seek to grow into deeper faithfulness to the God who loves without cost. While life’s questions may seem overwhelming to us this Lent, they also can lead us to a new understanding of…

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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 nation’s new leaders.  We will gather for 30 minutes on Zoom Tuesday, January 19th, at 6:15 p.m. EST. To request an invitation, please fill out…

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Our Journey of Peace

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2021 /

“Because of our God’s deep compassion, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide us on the path of peace.”           Luke 1:78-79 The theme of peace points to the core of the…

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Praying in the New Year for Our World and All Peoples

By Loretto Community / January 10, 2021 /

Out of darkness the light of Christ will shine,As the dawn of day breaks through the night.Then the poor and oppressed will cry out and be heardBy the light that rises from the night.” Refrain from “Out of Darkness,” music and lyrics by Tom Kendzia. Printed with licensed permission Our existence on earth gives us…

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Loretto’s New Year Wishes and Resolutions

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2020 /

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matt.6:21) “Drawing on our rich heritage and desiring to carry it forward into the future, we dedicate ourselves to Jesus Christ in his unique person and to the new creation for which he died and rose.”      “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #12 Making any…

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Loretto Responds ‘Yes’ to God’s Invitation in Keeping with Mary’s Example

By Loretto Community / December 7, 2020 /

The title “Friends of Mary” is an apt one for this season of Advent. The Virgin Mary is for Loretto a central figure in the Advent story. Mary’s “yes” to God’s invitation to be the mother of Jesus inspires Loretto in our heritage as Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross. Her life…

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