All Loretto members are leaders. Every six years, six Loretto women religious and six Co-members are elected to serve the Community. Their generosity throughout the years has enhanced the life of Loretto and its mission. Learn more about our Loretto Leadership.

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Leadership of Loretto presidents guides Community ever forward

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2024 /
Five recent Loretto presidents pose for a photo.

Hurray! Congratulations! Thank you! In every Election Assembly that Loretto experiences, applause and cheers ring out following the election of a president. The work of the Holy Spirit woven into…

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Loretto urgently calls for end to Middle East war

By Loretto Community / January 11, 2024 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto grieves the deaths in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, mostly women and children. All their homes in Gaza are gone.…

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Mary Luke Tobin SL

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
An older woman with glasses and white hair photographed smiling wearing a pink blazer. She is standing in front of lush pine tree branches.

A woman of wisdom and insight led by the Gospel, her Community and her conscience to work for justice and act for peace. Every type of discrimination, whether social or…

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Loretto, other women religious communities offer joint statement on April 10 mass shooting in Louisville

By Loretto Community / April 11, 2023 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

We, the vowed, co-members, associates and partners of our women religious communities, are devastated by the loss of five more lives in Monday’s mass shooting in Louisville. This marked the…

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Eileen Harrington CoL

By Loretto Community / February 3, 2022 /
A woman, Eileen Harrington with short grey hair and dark-framed glasses smiling brightly for a headshot picture outdoors wearing a blue t-shirt.

I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. I first met the Sisters of Loretto as a senior in high school, when our student government hired Mary Ann Gleason to help…

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Gratitude Is the Hallmark of the Heart

By Loretto Community / November 22, 2021 /

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name O God; to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at nighttime. Ps.…

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Loretto Assembly 2021: ‘Seeing with the Heart’

By Loretto Community / November 13, 2021 /

“Seeing with the Heart,” the Loretto Assembly 2021 theme, is an invitation to consider how we in Loretto embrace our God, each other and those we serve. I Am the…

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Loretto Community Statement on U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision and the Urgent Need for Reform of U.S. Immigration and Asylum Laws

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2020 /

Members of the Loretto Community rejoice in yesterday’s (June 18, 2020) DACA decision from the U.S. Supreme Court because it removes the immediate threat of deportation for 700,000 of our…

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Loretto Calls for Fundamental Reform to Racist System in U.S. that Targets People of Color

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2020 /

Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States.  Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public.  Say their names:  George Floyd,…

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Loretto Stands With LCWR in Its Objection to U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2019 /
The logo for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

LCWR Troubled by U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement November 7, 2019 The Leadership Conference of Women (LCWR) was deeply disappointed by President Trump’s 2017 pledge to pull the United…

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More than 660 LCWR Members, including Loretto, Call on President Trump to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric

By Loretto Community / August 15, 2019 /

In Scotsdale, Ariz., Aug. 14, the 663 Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) members, including Loretto President Barbara Nicholas, affirmed and issued a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all…

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Profiles of Community Leadership

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2019 /

Meet the new team for 2019-2021! Below are brief biographies of our president, vice president, Executive Committee and Community Forum members. Barbara Nicholas SL, President Educated at Webster College in…

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