Immigrants and Refugees

Loretto strongly advocates for the needs of our neighbors and holds a special place in its heart for immigrants, migrants and refugees. We join with the universal Church is seeing the goodness of all people and welcome all with open arms. We tell the story of the immigrant to all who will listen and speak up on behalf of human life. Learn about our Justice and Peace work.

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Do Not Be Afraid: March and Vigil for Human Dignity

By Annie Rosenkranz / March 27, 2024 /
A crowd of mostly high school girls and a few adults take a photo at a protest. There are a couple signs being held by community members.

On March 21, Loretto Community members, Loretto Academy students and staff and the Loretto Justice Fellowship program joined El Paso faith and community leaders in a demonstration for human dignity…

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Immigration Spotlight: Life at the border – Asylum seekers and migrant women at Mexico/US border

By Loretto Community / March 12, 2024 /

Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) of the Loretto Community invite you to an NGO CSW Forum virtual Parallel Event on the occasion of the 68th Commission on the Status of Women When: …

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Read all about it! Loretto Magazine, Winter 2024 issue now out!

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2024 /
Cover of Loretto Magazine winter 2024. Photo of seven women posing together on the front steps of a building. Text at the top reads: Inside... Loretto's new Justice Fellowship program, Loretto welcomes migrants, Pioneers at Loretto Heights College ... and more

Loretto Magazine’s winter edition is now available! Your heart will be stirred by the Loretto Justice Fellows, women who provide service hours to local community organizations while studying in the…

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150+ Organizations Stand in Solidarity with Annunciation House and Denounce Texas’ Attacks on Humanitarian Aid

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2024 /

Published by Refugees International on February 26, 2024 On Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Texas Attorney General Paxton launched a politically motivated attack against Annunciation House, a volunteer organization that offers…

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The Wash and Dry Ministry

By Jane German CoL / February 21, 2024 /
A collage of four photos. Three of which are folks doing laundry at a laundry mat, the fourth photo is a woman moving laundry out of a trunk of a car.

Migrants are arriving in El Paso after weeks of traveling on foot across Central America and Mexico. Many stay overnight or for a few days in hospitality shelters run by the diocese,…

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Loretto Magazine – Winter 2024

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Cover of Loretto Magazine winter 2024. Photo of seven women posing together on the front steps of a building. Text at the top reads: Inside... Loretto's new Justice Fellowship program, Loretto welcomes migrants, Pioneers at Loretto Heights College ... and more

Download Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Annie Rosenkranz A letter from Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL As I write, it is certainly wintertime here in North America. The…

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Immigration justice

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2024 /
A black and white photo of somebody in a hoodie, shorts and sneakers back to the camera, putting their hands on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked…

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Loretto’s Justice Fellowship: a bold, innovative leap of faith

By Annie Rosenkranz / February 20, 2024 /
Seven latina women smile for a group photo in a row.

The Loretto Justice Fellowship has taught me about community and how I can utilize my personal strengths to seek for justice in every way in my life. Larissa Meza, Loretto…

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Loretto Link Looks to a Vibrant Future

By Kim Klein CoL / November 29, 2023 /
Eleven woman stand in staggered rows on a staircase smiling for a group photo

Loretto Link is five years old! The organization was created to help carry on the mission and spirit of Loretto, and we incorporated as a nonprofit in 2018. Our members are steeped…

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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 – February 24, 2023

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2023 /

The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is a bi-monthly opportunity to explore emerging issues and challenges regarding immigration, featuring people working for immigration justice. This week, the spotlight will…

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LACC and Its Partners Continue Fight for Migrants’ Rights in U.S, Mexico

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2023 /
Collage of photos comprised of two group shots, a colorful painting of produce, and a piñata and other decorations hanging from the top of a colorful tent.

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) advocates for the rights of migrants and immigrants, asylum-seekers, farmworkers, those held in detention jails and in bureaucratic processing limbo. LACC also adheres to Loretto’s…

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