For 50 years, Loretto has worked alongside many other nonprofit organizations to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety and access to justice.

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Loretto’s LACC: Fifty-plus years in solidarity with farm workers

By Loretto Community / September 18, 2023 /
People hold signs at a Milk with Dignity rally in front of a Hannaford supermarket sign

The Loretto Community and Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) have worked with the National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) for more than 50 years standing in solidarity with farm workers as…

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Join Loretto and the LACC in participating in the 2023 Harvest of Justice campaign

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2023 /
Three Loretto Volunteers stand in front of Wendy's in support of National Farm Workers' movement

Loretto’s Latin America and Caribbean Committee (LACC) would like to share National Farm Worker Ministry’s annual Harvest of Justice over the next 6 weeks from Sept. 6 (Labor Day) to…

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Roots and branches

By JoAnn Gates / April 1, 2023 /
An overview image of staff and board members sitting, conversing, and working indoors.

The relationship between the roots of a tree and its branches: what an apt metaphor to describe the relationship cultivated within and sometimes among those who retreat at Knobs Haven…

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¡Presenté! Pearl McGivney honored

By Kathy Wright SL / March 1, 2023 /
A girl standing outside with her back facing the camera to show the back of the green t-shirt she is wearing. The t-shit says, "Young American Dreamers: Tomorrow's Leaders, Taking Action Today.

On a beautiful sunny day in Auburndale, Fla., I attended a ceremony held by a group of Young American Dreamers to honor Pearl McGivney’s work with them. Auburndale is where…

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Immigration Spotlight hits the road! July 28, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

The next Immigration Spotlight from LACC will take place in Burlington, VT, on July 28th, 11:00 ET. From the National Farm Worker Ministry board meeting, we will hear from Migrant…

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Wins Conservationist Award

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2022 /
Six different individuals standing together displaying a poster and smiling for the photo.

By Angela Rakes, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Loretto Motherhouse As part of the 2021 Loretto Community Assembly, Loretto Motherhouse Farm Director Cody Rakes, my husband, shared with the Community…

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Cattle Care at the Motherhouse Part Two

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2021 /
Two brown cattle standing in a white-fenced pasture showing off their tags.

By Angela Rakes In last month’s article, we followed the cows through calving and discussed the cattle healthcare protocols. In this article, we will explore the lives of the cattle,…

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Gratitude Is the Hallmark of the Heart

By Loretto Community / November 22, 2021 /

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name O God; to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at nighttime. Ps.…

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The Loretto Carbon Offset Fund Supports an Urban Farmer

By Beth Blissman CoL / October 1, 2021 /
Elderly women holding a big head of purple cabbage with a basket full on her lap in a garden outdoors in the sunshine.

Vel Scott is originally from the Mississippi Delta and grew up eating farm-fresh food every day. She’s now an educator, urban farmer, entrepreneur and wise elder sharing knowledge about healthy…

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Loretto and the Farm Worker Ministry: Standing Together for 50 Years!

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2021 /
Three women lean in for a photo together at a celebration

What was on your dinner table this evening? Perhaps you enjoyed strawberries or lettuce, tomatoes, chilies, soybean products, cherries, corn, carrots, potatoes, avocados, beets and more, all representative of God’s…

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Loretto Supports National Farm Workers Ministry

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2017 /
A farmworkers committee standing together outside with their fists in the air collectively holding a large, colorful sign that says National Farm Worker Ministry.

By Roxanne Monterastelli Carolyn Jarmillo and Rox Monterastelli represented the Latin America Caribbean Committee at the National Farm Workers Ministry winter board meeting in January at FIRM, Fresno (Calif.) Interdenominational…

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