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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.

From Loretto at the UN: Resources for information and reflection regarding the violence in Israel and Palestine

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 1, 2023 /

General Situational Update Statement from the Bureau of the Committee of Religious NGOs (CRNGO) We remind our members, partners, and supporters worldwide that violence is not inevitable. It is a choice.…

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Honoring Sister Susan Carol McDonald

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2023 /
Four people smiling for a group photo, two women on the left and two men on the right.

Last month, Sister Mary Nelle Gage attended a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Akron, Colo., in honor of the late Sister Susan Carol McDonald. St. Joseph’s dedicated a…

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Loretto’s mission work takes many forms around the world

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2023 /
A group of adult Vietnamese adoptees pose for a photo with the Sister of Loretto who served at the orphanage in Vietnam.

Father Charles Nerinckx, priest-founder of the Sisters of Loretto, once wrote, “Imitate the burning zeal of Jesus and Mary.” His words to our early sisters and to us today carry…

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Pope Francis meets Jeannine Gramick, US sister known for LGBTQ ministry

By Loretto Community / October 18, 2023 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter on October 17, 2023 “Pope Francis on Oct. 17 held a meeting with an American Catholic sister who had previously been reprimanded by the…

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Update on the Loretto Investment Committee

By Loretto Community / September 27, 2023 /
A cover crop of buckwheat, green leaves with white petals shown on a sunny day.

By Kathy Wright CoL One of the Loretto Investment Committee’s long-standing works has been impact investments and loans to non-profits whose work is closely aligned with Loretto values and priorities.…

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Reaching Out in Love to Ghana’s Rural Poor: The FST Rural Ministry

By Loretto Community / September 20, 2023 /
Young FST sisters smiling wearing green squiggly Trinity cloth, which forms part of a habit.

By Sister Frances Emily Owusu-Ansah CoL One of the ways through which we, the Daughters of the Most Holy Trinity (also known as FST sisters), share God’s love with the…

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Discussion of the Movie “Oppenheimer”

By Byron Plumley CoL / September 13, 2023 /

In Cedar Falls, Iowa, we hosted a discussion of the movie “Oppenheimer” with friends from the Unitarian Universalist Church. The following comments were made during the conversation. Without a political focus the…

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“Maui Strong” in the Aftermath of Devastating Fires

By Rosie Casey CoL / September 6, 2023 /
A man with a blue shirt talking into a microphone speaking to a crowd of people.

After the devastating fires in Lahaina and Kula Aug. 8 on Maui island, dozens of Native Hawaiian cultural leaders met to discuss how the community could come together to begin the…

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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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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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