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 Academy, El Paso, lives out Laudato Si’ principles as Laudato Si’ school

By Loretto Community / July 28, 2023 /
Group shot of participants at a outside work day at Loretto Academy in El Paso, TX

On July 25, 2022, Loretto Academy in El Paso, Texas, in solidarity with the Loretto Community, signed on to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and took the first steps on…

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The True Cost of the Paper We Use

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2023 /

The Loretto Community has taken up Pope Francis’s call. In 2018 he said, “Get rid of useless baggage,” referring to empty chatter and harmful consumerism. Laudato Si’ calls on us to use less…

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Loretto protects generous swath of land at the Motherhouse in Kentucky

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
Clouds glow pink and orange in a navy sky, as a house and trees are silhouetted against the fading glow of dusk.

The Loretto Community has long been committed to caring for Earth Barbara Nicholas SL, president of the Loretto Community The Loretto Community has entered into an agreement with Bluegrass Land…

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Living Laudato Si’ – daily!

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2023 /
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The Loretto Community is committed to participating in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, and many of the Loretto schools have done the same. Liz Deines SL, acting campus minister at…

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Sisters of Loretto permanently protect 650 acres in Marion County, Ky.

By Loretto Community / January 18, 2023 /
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NERINX, KY – The Sisters of Loretto today, Jan. 18, signed an historic agreement with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy to conserve more than 650 acres of the congregation’s nearly 800-acre…

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An Advent Invitation To Support Loretto’s Work for Peace And Justice

By Loretto Community / November 28, 2022 /
A woman with her hands clasped in gratitude in front of her stands next to a donation box in a chapel.

First Sunday of Advent: The Season of Eternal Newness Pope Francis prays:  Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary…

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“The Letter” documentary – Screening and Discussion

By Loretto Community / November 16, 2022 /
Banner reading "The future of planet Earth is in our hands."

Please join us for a Communitywide screening and discussion of “The Letter,” a new documentary from the Laudato Si’ Movement on the personal invitation Pope Francis issued to each of…

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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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