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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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Lydia Peña’s Commencement Address Shares Words for Daily Living

By Lydia Peña SL / June 3, 2019 /

Thank you Father Fitzbibbons and all gathered here today. I am humbled that Regis has recognized me with an honorary doctorate. Like so many things in my life, this is a gift I will cherish always. Coming from Regis University, where I have spent so much of my life, it means even more. Thank you…

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Easter Blessings from the Loretto Community!

By Loretto Community / April 21, 2019 /

“This is the day the Lord has made,Let us rejoice and be glad!” (Ps. 117)

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2019 Lenten Reflections

By Loretto Community / March 10, 2019 /

During this Lenten Season, Loretto will be adding to our website a daily Lenten reflection published by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Click here to view the reflections. We are grateful to them for allowing us to repurpose their reflections during this holy season.  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:19 Broken is an…

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2019 Lenten Reflections – LEN

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 /

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Living Vows

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By JoAnn Gates * Knowing our human need for security, I vow ongoing conversion toward rootedness in God. * Knowing our human longing for connection and generativity, I vow ongoing conversion toward a living communion. * Knowing our human propensity to control and dominate, I vow ongoing conversion toward cooperation with all life. Nov. 4,…

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The Folk Architecture of Little Loretto

By Joy Jensen SL / November 1, 2018 /

BLittle Loretto (the first Loretto Motherhouse, located near St. Charles, Ky.) is an example of Upland South folk architecture in early 19th century Kentucky. Folk architecture is architecture built for local people, by local builders, using local materials. Father Charles Nerinckx raised money through subscriptions for property near St. Charles Church for the “monastery.” Neighbors…

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Little Loretto as Landscape Spirituality

By Joy Jensen SL / November 1, 2018 /

Little Loretto occupies a sacred place in Loretto’s history and memory. The landscape of Little Loretto evokes what is precious in Loretto spirituality. Little Loretto is an example of landscape spirituality in the American experience. In writing about landscape spirituality Belden Lane claims that “to experience a place as sacred is to participate, knowingly or…

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Saying ‘Yes’ Again

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2018 /

A group of Loretto sisters renewed their vows at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass this past Dec. 8 at Nerinx Hall. Co-members joined in renewing their commitment of support for Loretto. At top, from left are Donna Day, Annie Stevens and Barbara Ann Barbato. Bottom photo, from left are Sharon Kassing, Barbara Mecker,…

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JoAnn Gates, Susan Classen Make Vows to God and Loretto

By Eleanor Craig SL / December 1, 2017 /

JoAnn Gates and Susan Classen celebrated their vows to God in the Loretto Community at Loretto Motherhouse Nov. 4. The celebration lasted all day, incorporating elements intimately warm and solemn, familiar and fresh. It was Loretto doing something entirely new, yet the whole day embodied a deep continuity with Charles Nerinckx’s open-ended mandate to Loretto…

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Maureen McCormack Offers Her Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /

By Maureen McCormack As I think about the topic of interfaith dialogue, I realize that most of us grew up in one faith or no faith tradition. Some were part of an interfaith household. Many families protected children from influences of other religious traditions. Stereotypes about different faiths were rampant, including plenty of stereotypes about…

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