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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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Marveling at the courage of LGBTQ advocates

By Loretto Community / December 12, 2023 /

Originally posted by the Global Sisters Report on December 11, 2023. Some of the nicest surprises of my “life in retirement” are chance encounters with sisters I met through Global…

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Loretto Honors Women of Spirit, Courage and Action

By Loretto Community / December 11, 2023 /
Section of Book Cover reads the title in red "Women of Spirit, Courage and Action"

The Loretto Feminist Network is a voluntary association of feminists in the larger Loretto Community. LFN is committed to act for the empowerment of women and all people. Network members…

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It’s a justice issue: Loretto acknowledges history of its lands

By Loretto Community / November 20, 2023 /
Two colorful banners are side-by-side. The first reads "We give You glory, thanks and praise!" The second reads "Oh bless our works and guide our ways"

The Loretto Community condemns racism and systemic oppression in all forms. The Community is working to understand our complicity in systemic racism. We can better atone and change by knowing…

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Nov. 11 – Celebrate Armistice Day as Peace Day

By Carolyn Jaramillo CoL / November 8, 2023 /
A colorful peace poll stands in the middle of a grassy area while people gather behind it on the pavement.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I came to an end 105 years ago. On that day in 1918, people celebrated the…

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From Loretto at the UN: Resources for information and reflection regarding the violence in Israel and Palestine

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 1, 2023 /

General Situational Update Statement from the Bureau of the Committee of Religious NGOs (CRNGO) We remind our members, partners, and supporters worldwide that violence is not inevitable. It is a choice.…

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Living Center residents participate in peace event

By Carolyn Jaramillo CoL / November 1, 2023 /
Three women work together to decorate a large patch of grass with handmade paper windmills. The field also has a bright teal wooden wheelbarrow with assorted flowers and a hand-painted pole surrounded by the paper windmills.

Thanks to the work and dedication of Stacy Ballard, activities coordinator at the Loretto Living Center, and her team, the Loretto Motherhouse Community joined other peace activists across the country…

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Pope Francis meets Jeannine Gramick, US sister known for LGBTQ ministry

By Loretto Community / October 18, 2023 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter on October 17, 2023 “Pope Francis on Oct. 17 held a meeting with an American Catholic sister who had previously been reprimanded by the…

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Loretto stands in solidarity with the people of the Middle East

By Loretto Community / October 13, 2023 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." A white dove carrying an olive branch in its mouth is below. Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community has always been committed to working for justice and acting for peace, especially where women and children are concerned. We fervently pray for a peaceful resolution to…

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Relationships of repair

By Libby Comeaux CoL / October 1, 2023 /
A large room with wooden floors and big bright windows with a large crescent of chairs with people sitting and holding papers in their laps, talking together in a group discussion.

America is an old house. We are the heirs to whatever is right or wrong with this house. Isabel Wilkerson, “Caste” When I think back on the Land Justice Retreat…

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Mary Luke Tobin Award 2023

By Christina Manweller / September 22, 2023 /
Photo of a young white woman with blonde/brown hair smiling.

The senior recipients, in their years at Holy Family, have consistently echoed the cry of the poorest of our society for dignity and labored in their own way for 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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