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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 Members Share Ways to Live Simply So Others May Simply Live

By Loretto Community / May 2, 2022 /
Handcut felt banner displays strips of blue, gray and black, in the center of which is a colorful flower. Text reads "Choosing to live simply so others may simply live!"

The poet David Whyte says, “The doorway to a radical, numinous simplicity, seems to be reached by the long and difficult path of generosity.” Loretto Constitutions say, “By our vow…

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Helping to revive dignity in Juarez

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2022 /

What if we were to do away with misery in Juarez? We think this can be done. The Rev. Peter Urban, a priest of the Denver Archdiocese, Loretto co-member and…

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Loretto, Faith Communities Cooperate in Life-giving Mission of Jesus

By Loretto Community / April 4, 2022 /
Colorful banner reads "Our religious traditions call us to love our neighbor and to offer hospitality to those in need. The Loretto Community"

In the midst of the political, cultural and religious divides that seem to permeate organizations, churches and even families today, Loretto seeks to collaborate with other faith communities to live…

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Leadership of Loretto & Five Other Women Religious Congregations Call for Preserving Peace, Democracy in Ukraine & U.S. 

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2022 /

We, the undersigned leadership of women religious, walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are suffering from the invasion by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin is attacking democracy in Ukraine with military might…

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Exploring Intersections: Affordable Housing

By Loretto Community / December 8, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

The basic human need for shelter is often unattainable for those at the mercy of the elements, job layoffs, economic downturns, overcrowded projects. The conversation, “Exploring Intersections: Affordable Housing,” will…

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Working toward healing

By Christina Manweller / December 7, 2021 /

Building a preschool in Vietnam Paulette Peterson CoL had started preschools in the U.S., so when she arrived in Vietnam in 1974, she went to work establishing a preschool at…

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Climate Justice Workshop – Building Radical Hope in the Climate Crisis

By Loretto Community / November 3, 2021 /
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You are invited to join in this free Climate Justice workshop on Zoom.  Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word! Jessie Rathburn, Earth Education and Advocacy Coordinator…

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Climate Justice Workshop – Carbon Fee and Dividend

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2021 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

You are invited to join in this free Climate Justice workshop on Zoom.  Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word! On Tuesday, October 19, 6-8 PM ET,…

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Striving To Care for Earth, Loretto Joins Global Justice Initiatives

By Loretto Community / October 11, 2021 /
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“All is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start.”  (Laudato Si’,…

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Loretto Joins Laudato Si’ Action Platform, Commits to Journey Toward Integral Ecology

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /

The Loretto Community Forum announced Oct. 1 its endorsement of the Loretto Community Groups’ enthusiastic agreement to express the Community’s participation in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform when it is…

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Loretto Signs Afghanistan Support Letter

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto President Sister Barbara Nicholas signed this letter today, Aug. 31. It calls for the protection of Afghan women, the establishment of a U.N. instrument (UNSCR 1325) to set an…

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Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence

By Loretto Community / August 11, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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