Midweek Mission Messages

Midweek Mission Messages are articles highlighting different mission focuses and/or issues that Loretto is committed to addressing. Go here to sign up for the weekly Midweek Mission Message emails.

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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Rosie Casey represents Loretto at the UN at Peace Boat Blue Innovation Reception

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2023 /
Woman stands next to a large framed poster in Japanese and English entitled "Towards a nuclear-free world"

Peace Boat is an international NGO that creates and implements global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability. On a visit to the port of Honolulu on September 2-3,…

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Jemez Pueblo Food Pantry

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / August 30, 2023 /
a box of canned and boxed pantry food

Loretto Co-member Karen Knoll manages a food pantry on the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. She purchases about $450 worth of food each month, enough for 15 boxes for seniors.…

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Loretto at the UN takes part in Water Rituals at 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions

By Beth Blissman CoL / August 30, 2023 /

There were so many fabulous aspects of the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions (#2023PoWR), in which Loretto at the UN took part. To share one highlight, below is a brief…

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Vietnamese Adoptee Reunion

By Loretto Community / August 23, 2023 /

In May 1973, 28-year-old Susan Carol McDonald SL arrived in Vietnam to work with Rosemary Taylor, an Australian nurse who had been caring for orphans and arranging for their adoptions…

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Second Annual Ag Bash

By Loretto Community / August 16, 2023 /

On Aug. 12 the Loretto Motherhouse held our second annual Ag. Bash. Big tents were set up in the field right before Mary’s Lake. Community members packed 300 children’s goodie…

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Loretto members, friends remember horror of Hiroshima, call for no new nuclear bombs!

By Loretto Community / August 9, 2023 /
Loretto Community member holds a banner made by Robert Strobridge CoL that reads "Our globe is too Pentagonal!"

Earlier this month Loretto members and friends traveled to Albuquerque, N.M., to join in the solemn commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. At 5:16 p.m. Aug. 5, a bell…

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Loretto at the UN attends the High Level Political Forum 

By Loretto Community / August 2, 2023 /
Three women smiling for a picture in the United Nations building.

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is an annual forum where member states (countries) of the United Nations gather to report on how they are progressing toward completing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals…

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Loretto Heights College Awards

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2023 /
Three older white women in nice colorful clothing pose for a picture with a plaque that has music notes on it.

The Lumen Christi Award was given posthumously to Sister Frances Marie Walsh SL, and Loretto Co-member Ried Clark was honored with the Spirit of Loretto Distinguished Alumnae Award July 15…

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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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Nature Preserve Cemetery at the Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / July 5, 2023 /

Concerned about the environmental impact of traditional burials, Loretto set aside six acres of woods and meadow in 2018 as a natural burial site for Loretto Community members. In 2020,…

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Loretto’s Past Comes to Life with “A Sisterhood on Fire”

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2023 /
A book cover, "A Sisterhood on Fire: A Novel" by Sara Hoeynck featuring a praying silhouette made out of fire on a black background on a bed of smoke.

By Sarah Hoeynck Motherhouse in 2017, I listened to Eleanor Craig read the poem “Upon This Hill” by Cecily Jones. This powerful work and its obscure historical references inspired me…

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