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Faith

“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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‘It is Good to Give Thanks to God’ – Happy Thanksgiving from Loretto!

By Loretto Community / November 21, 2022 /
A festive, fall bounty of pumpkins, ears of corn and gourds are arranged on the floor on green, satiny cloth.

It is good to give thanks to our God, to sing praise to God’s name; to proclaim God’s love in the morning and God’s faithfulness at night. Ps.92:1 What are…

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The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
A bee feeds on a yellow flower.

An anthropologist looks to a religious community of women in rural Kentucky for scientifically informed lessons in land stewardship. Could they be a model for activists and policymakers to move…

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Saints Just Do It — Aspiring to Proclaim Everywhere the Goodness of God

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2022 /

Jesus returned to the disciples after his resurrection bringing peace. With the gift of the Holy Spirit, Jesus made them and their followers instruments of that peace. As we have…

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The Importance of Mary, Jesus’ mother, to Loretto

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2022 /
A bronze sculpture of a woman looking up and stepping forward with her hands reaching up to the sky. Trees flower behind her.

Hail, daughter of God the Father. Hail, Mother of God the Son.Hail, Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. Hail, Temple of the Blessed Trinity. Excerpt from morning prayer used at…

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What Is Emerging?

By Loretto Community / August 1, 2022 /
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by Mary Ellen McElroy Some of the oldest recorded spiritual teachings known to humanity are the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the “Tao Te Ching,” and from ancient India, the…

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My Journey with WATER

By Catherine (Kitty) Madden CoL / June 1, 2022 /
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It all began with a simple request from Kathleen Tighe, “We would love to have you join the Outreach Committee team that helps prepare the quarterly Zoom rituals for the…

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Standing on the Shoulders of the Ones Who Came Before Us

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / June 1, 2022 /
7 men and women, gathered for prayer, in the autumn.

On April 25 we gathered in the Loretto Heights cemetery in Denver to celebrate Loretto’s Foundation Day and honor “the ones who came before us.” Attendees included several sisters of…

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Star of Wonder: Loretto celebrates Epiphany!

By Loretto Community / January 4, 2022 /
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On the feast of Epiphany of the Lord, we sing “We Three Kings,” the beautiful hymn based on Matthew’s Gospel 2: 1-11. The part of the hymn everyone knows is…

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Merry Christmas to All From the Loretto Community: The Story of the Christmas Crèche

By Loretto Community / December 20, 2021 /
A Christmas star on top of a building is profiled against the pinks and purples of the sky at sunset.

Is your crib set up? Years of religious imagination have created Christmas crèches that tell the story of that holy night.  Stories and images frame our traditions giving us a…

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Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

By Loretto Community / September 15, 2021 /
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The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows has been honored in Loretto from our very foundation. The prayer written by students in Loretto schools at the top of every classroom…

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‘Expecting All from God’s Goodness’

By Loretto Community / September 13, 2021 /
Two women hold hands in prayer, while others reflect

To describe Loretto spirituality, a person would need to create a big canvas. On the canvas would be the photo of every member, the places where Loretto members do mission,…

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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…

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