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.

Loretto Supports Immigrants, Refugees Through Special Needs Grant Fund

By Martha Alderson CoL / October 1, 2018 /
A group picture outdoors while they hold a banner together and raise their fists in unison.

The needs of immigrants and refugees are dire, especially in this political and social atmosphere. The Loretto Community generously set aside a grant fund of $75,000 to use this year…

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Loretto Link Co-Sponsors Fundraising Workshop

By Kim Klein CoL / October 1, 2018 /

Aug. 18 temperatures outside would hit 100 degrees, but inside the YWCA of Tucson, Ariz., 65 people stayed cool as they learned the basics of grassroots fundraising to enable them…

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Counseling for the Undocumented

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2018 /

By Mary Lou Pierron Several years ago I was asked to perform psychological evaluations of two elementary school-aged children whose undocumented mother was in danger of being deported back to…

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Loretto Joins LCWR in Call for Protection of Immigrants

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2018 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto Joins with LCWR in Urging All to Call for Protection of Immigrants, Register Objections to ‘Mean-spirited’ U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Proposed Changes to Public Charge Regulation The Sisters of…

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Loretto Joins Thousands in Call to Keep Families Together

By Loretto Community / July 2, 2018 /

Loretto joined with thousands across the country this past weekend in support of keeping families together. Loretto members and friends took part in rallies and protests in Denver, Louisville, Ky.,…

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Loretto Stands with Immigrants

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2018 /

Loretto marched in El Paso and St. Louis to honor immigrants and refugees on June 20, World Refugee Day. Maureen Fiedler wrote in a National Catholic Reporter blog on June…

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Loretto Community Calls on Congress to Halt Separation of Migrant Children from Parents

By Loretto Community / June 15, 2018 /

The Loretto Community, which includes the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Sisters of Loretto and Loretto Co-members, today joined people of conscience and faith everywhere in denouncing the U.S. government…

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A Trip to the Desert: Learning To Serve and Welcome the Stranger

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2018 /
Thirteen diverse people smiling together brightly for a group picture indoors.

By Rosa Lizarde Every border trip is different, and the one this past May to Nogales, Ariz., and Mexico with the Minneapolis-based St. Joan of Arc Church was truly unique.…

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Loretto Co-members Lead Group on Border Journey

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2018 /
Two women wearing sunglasses on a sunny day smiling for a picture in front of a small grocery store.

By Amanda Koehler Schutz Editor’s Note: Amanda Koehler Schutz is a friend of Loretto in Minneapolis. Just days before our “Welcome the Stranger” delegation departed for our U.S./Mexico border trip,…

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Negotiation of Compacts This Year at United Nations

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /
An ipad, digital screen, and microphone sitting on a desk in front of a notebook with handwritten notes.

By Mary Louise Pabello Editor’s Note: Mary Louise is a returning Loretto Volunteer now working as NGO U.N. Intern/Loretto Community. The Loretto Community has long supported migrants and refugees in…

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LACC — Why Sanctuary, Why Now?

By Maureen Flanigan / February 1, 2018 /
A young family picture: a mother, father, and three young boys smiling brightly while sitting on their parent's laps.

The Loretto Latin America Caribbean Committee met for a “face-to-face” the first weekend in January with full hearts and a full agenda. The theme of “intention” guided our weekend, pulling…

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Loretto Joins with LCWR to Denounce Trump Administration’s Decision to Rescind Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans

By Loretto Community / January 11, 2018 /

The Loretto Community joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in strongly denouncing the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than…

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