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Laudato Si’

“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’, #207)

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is “a space for institutions, communities and families to learn and grow together as we journey toward full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology.” The science is clear: The current climate crisis, inextricably linked with other crises of human displacement and social disruption, is caused by humans. We are complicit in the destruction of the world we hold so dearly. However, as Laudato Si’ reminds us, hope is not lost. While some damage is irreversible, there is still much that can be reversed and saved. Our task now is to decide what we want our role to be in this movement.

The Loretto Community has signed on to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Will you join us on this journey as we more deeply examine ourselves and stand in solidarity with others worldwide to restore Earth and reverse the imbalances that have led to this crisis?

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Loretto Motherhouse Farm Works to ‘Care for our Common Home’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2022 /

The Loretto Motherhouse Farm, formerly St. Stephens Farm, has been a productive farm operation since at least the late 1700’s, before the Sisters of Loretto were organized. In its earliest…

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Loretto is embracing Laudato Si’ spirituality

By Libby Comeaux CoL / July 1, 2022 /
A woman squats on a rock in a stream, her hands cupped in front of her.

In “Laudato Si’” Pope Francis urges upon us nothing less than an ecological conversion. Conversion connotes a life-changing spiritual, and resulting physical, transformation. It can be something familiar, like leaving…

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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 Community Seeks Balance With Earth by Lowering Carbon Emissions

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2020 /

Climate change is amplifying all forms of injustice: hunger, racism, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war, etc. Reversing these injustices calls for radical systemic and personal changes. Loretto has long…

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Loretto Shares Ecological Lenten Guide Focusing on Our Relationship, Responsibility to Earth

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2020 /
tree branches are profiled against a blue and white sky

We would like to share with you the “Lenten Reflection Guide 2020: A Journey Toward Ecological Conversion.” This Lenten resource was created by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. It…

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