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Justice and Peace

Grounded in our roots and enlightened by the Gospel, “we work for a future in which the poor and suffering, the hungry in body and spirit, will know God’s saving presence in them.” Learn more about our Justice and Peace work.

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Loretto’s two peace committees take small & large steps to cultivate peace

By Loretto Community / May 20, 2024 /
Pat Geier CoL, dressed for cold weather, speaks at a microphone to a group of people gathered outside a building.

The Loretto Motherhouse Peace Committee reactivated this past summer after having had to pause during the early pandemic. Taking small steps for justice is an important way to cultivate a…

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Monday Starter: Sisters join other Catholics in letter to stop US weapons to Israel

By Loretto Community / May 14, 2024 /

Published by Global Sisters Report on May 4, 2024 More than 150 sisters, along with organizations that represent them, have signed a letter urging a halt of U.S. arms shipments to…

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Journeys in justice – Loretto celebrates the 2023/24 Loretto Justice Fellows!

By Loretto Community / May 14, 2024 /
Eight women smile for a group photo on a casual hike on a cloudy day with six women standing in the back and two women squatting in the front wearing sunglasses.

May 2024 marks the end of the inaugural year of the Loretto Justice Fellowship program. At this time last year, the Loretto Justice Fellowship program existed only as an idea,…

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Loretto’s ‘immigration justice’ work clearly shows these two words go together

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2024 /
Two women stand outside in the night, holding votive candles.

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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Waste, Fraud and Deceit – Tax Dollars at Work

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / April 24, 2024 /

The F-35 fighter plane seemed like a great idea at its inception. The Air Force had its own plane, the F-15 which was agile (could fly straight up for a…

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Loretto stands up for peace… Loretto marches for dignity

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2024 /
A woman smiling brightly wearing a warm jacket outdoors with her hand on a large poster sign amongst a crowd.

By Loretto Communications staff Loretto Community members have taken part in recent activities promoting peace and justice in Gaza. Susan Classen and JoAnn Gates represented Loretto at a Mennonite-led peace…

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Catholic Sisters Week honors all women religious!

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2024 /
Women in winter coats stand outside a large building, holding signs in protest of the war in Gaza.

The Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto “direct us to praise and minister in Jesus name. Grounded by our roots, enlightened by the Gospel and the Council, we are free…

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Reflections from the Lenten Prayer Service for Peace

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2024 /

Last week, Feb. 28, the Motherhouse Community and friends organized a public prayer service in front of Senator Mitch McConnell’s office. Here are photos, quotes and press from the event.…

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Public Lenten prayer service held in Louisville for Peace in Palestine, Israel

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2024 /

Published by the Courier Journal on February 28, 2024 More than 50 people came to the Federal Courthouse for a Lenten Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel on Wednesday,…

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The early: Grassroots desegregation at Webster College

By Annie Stevens CoL / March 1, 2024 /
A black and white headshot picture of a young woman with straight black hair with bangs. She is smiling brightly in front of a plain background.

As part of my Loretto Roots research in the spring of 2022, I read Professor Shannen Dee Williams’s new book, “Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American…

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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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Lenten Peace Prayer public event

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2024 /
Colorful banner of a peace dove over flames with text "We work for justice and act for peace", "The Loretto Community"

THE LORETTO COMMUNITY, SISTERS AND CO-MEMBERS, IS INVITING ANYONE CONCERNED ABOUT VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TO: A public Lenten prayer service for peace in the region and for Palestinians…

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