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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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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 /

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If you are not already receiving a newsletter on a topic you would like to follow, we encourage you to use the email addresses listed to…

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From Loretto at UN: International Women’s Day 2019

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2019 /

In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme was chosen to echo the primary focus of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) taking place March 11-22. The day’s celebrations centered…

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#StandWithSisters

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2019 /

This #NationalCatholicSistersWeek March 8-14, will you #StandWithSisters in serving, advocating for and walking with the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in our society; caring for our common home; standing firm against racism and oppressive systems at work in our world? #NCSW19.  Irma Avila SL, pictured above, is among those featured in a social media campaign…

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Loretto Committees Sponsor Program on Active Nonviolence

By Jeanne Orrben CoL / March 1, 2019 /

The Denver Activities Committee and the Loretto Peace Committee sponsored a program on “Active Nonviolence: Our Response to Injustice in Our Time.” Byron Plumley facilitated the conversation. Byron was chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Department at Regis University. In his introduction he suggested that we are the “choir” since we are all committed…

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Black History Month: Memories and Action

By Lillian Moskeland CoL / March 1, 2019 /

Black History Month was celebrated in the United States throughout the month of February. It is a month for discussions, acknowledging the work of today, events and remembrance of those who have so often been forgotten or not even identified in history. It also makes us aware of the racism that is too prevalent in…

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‘White’ Christmas 2018

By Marie Ego SL / March 1, 2019 /

For some time now Loretto Community members from the Motherhouse and Louisville have been meeting the 3 p.m. “Sunday Bus” that comes from Texas with immigrants who are going to various places in the northeastern United States. We bring them water, something to eat, warm clothes or blankets and welcome them for about 20 or…

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Social Media Campaign to Highlight Sisters’ Ministries

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

Irma Avila will be among those featured in a social media campaign celebrating the myriad ways women religious and their supporters stand up for social justice in our communities. The “Stand with Sisters” campaign will run during National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14) and throughout the remainder of the month. Ministries to be highlighted include…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

In various parts of the country with a Loretto presence, Loretto members celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some sent photos, and others sent in reports of how they observed the day. Their participation in these events is a tribute to the historical importance of Dr. King and the hope that even in these difficult…

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Minimum Wage Advocacy Works

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 /

By Alice Kitchen and Eleanor Craig The good news is that Loretto is a part of making the lives of low-wage workers more livable. Not only did we take action at our 2018 Assembly when we passed Proposal #7 committing to increasing the wages of our own staff, but we actually did it! As of…

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Hunger Fund Distributions for 2018

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 /

The Hunger Fund, established in 1974, is a fund to which Community members and friends make contributions. These contributions often consist of small donations gleaned from recycling cans, dog or house-sitting, memorials for deceased relatives and events at Loretto-sponsored schools in Denver, St. Louis and El Paso. Distributions are made annually during November. Current chair…

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Loretto Delegation Turns Out for 2018 SOA Border Encuentro

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By Eileen Harrington What does it look like when we as the Loretto Community adopt a resolution, as we did at our 2017 Assembly, prioritizing and committing ourselves to immigration justice? • We have acted on the weekly Midweek Mission Messages regarding refugees, immigrants and steps we can take every day and every week to…

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Nuns on the Bus

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 /

By Anna Koop At 9 a.m. on Sept. 15 (the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows) a gaggle of folks including Pat McCormick, Joan Spero, Martha Crawley, Cathy Mueller and I rallied outside of Congressman Mike Coffman’s office to speak about NETWORK’s focus on “reasonable revenue for responsible programs.” “Nuns on the Bus” was on…

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