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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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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 /
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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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Loretto Justice Fellows begin justice journeys with partner organizations

By Loretto Community / August 28, 2023 /
Selfie of eight women of diverse ethnicity.

Loretto Justice Fellowship matches social work and pre-law students from the University of Texas-El Paso to social justice internships with El Paso-based partner organizations. These organizations are on the front…

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Join Loretto members as they help shine light into darkness

By Loretto Community / August 7, 2023 /
Colorful banner reads, "Be light into darkness"

Every day. Every year. We must ask ourselves, “Where does your heart belong this year?” Read with us the challenge outlined in I Am the Way, the Constitutions of the…

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People Are Dying of Poverty. Loretto Will Speak Up.

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 12, 2023 /

A year ago the Loretto Community marched with the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C. This year the Poor People’s Campaign met in convention in D.C. and Loretto stayed home, working…

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Addressing Gun Violence: Promoting a Culture of Life

By Loretto Community / June 28, 2023 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Community is one of several co-sponsors of the upcoming event “Addressing Gun Violence: Promoting a Culture of Life” hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The summit will…

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Loretto launches new Justice Fellowship Program

By Annie Rosenkranz / June 19, 2023 /
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Loretto’s leadership has approved the Loretto Justice Fellowship as the successor to the Loretto Volunteer Program. The Loretto Justice Fellowship begins its pilot year in El Paso in 2023 in…

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Help for Haiti

By Kathy Wright SL / June 19, 2023 /

I made my first trip to Haiti with Fonkoze USA in 2002. Loretto had been involved with Fonkoze through loans to its loan fund. Haitians’ faith, hope and perseverance under…

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We Humans have No Right to Destroy God’s Creation

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2023 /
Robins nest with three blue Robins eggs

By Beth Blissman and Allison Lemons Although threats are increasingly bandied about globally regarding the use of nuclear weapons, the United Nations has brokered two treaties, which, if implemented, would…

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Loretto prays for an end to gun violence

By Loretto Community / May 30, 2023 /
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June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day We, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community, the Mercy Sisters of the…

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