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Loretto/BVM at the United Nations: The Midwest Tour 2022

By Loretto Community / November 30, 2022 /

Even though much of the action related to the United Nations occurs at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, Beth Blissman, Loretto’s United Nations Representative, appreciated the opportunity for a speaking…

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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 Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

By Loretto Community / November 14, 2022 /
A bee feeds on a yellow flower.

An anthropologist looks to a religious community of women in rural Kentucky for scientifically informed lessons in land stewardship. Could they be a model for activists and policymakers to move…

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Honoring Veterans

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / November 10, 2022 /

About 10 years ago Paulette Peterson, who directed the Queens Vet Center for combat veterans, asked me if I said anything to my two veteran brothers on Veterans Day. It was a…

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Speak Up, Speak Out and Get out the Vote!

By Mary Catherine Rabbitt SL / October 5, 2022 /

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few, September, November!  Willie Nelson, “September Song” That line from “September Song” is a fitting way to begin an exhortation for all of…

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The Critical Importance of School Board Elections

By Kim Klein CoL / September 28, 2022 /

There’s no such thing as neutral education. Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom. Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” I live in California and…

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LACC’s ‘Immigration Spotlight’ Highlights Immigration Emerging Issues, Challenges

By Loretto Community / September 12, 2022 /
Four women stand together outside of St. Patrick's Church. Two hold signs reading "Justice without love is not justice" and "Let me sow love."

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) was founded in 1985. It exists to be a healing presence, a source of hope and a force for change. It seeks justice and peace…

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The Importance of Education: Loretto Ph.Ds.* Past and Present

By Loretto Community / August 29, 2022 /
A triptych sculpture displays habited sisters teaching and serving children.

I Am the Way, the constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, has always had as the spirit of the “Institute” the mandate to find joy and excellence in the mission…

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Interfaith Panel Discussion on the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan

By Loretto Community / August 17, 2022 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Notions of white supremacy and racism have deep ties to the history and culture of nuclear weapons. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Over the years, several Loretto members have…

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Hiroshima: A Peace Committee Call for a Community Read

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / August 10, 2022 /

In 1946 The New Yorker devoted an entire edition to publishing John Hersey’s “Hiroshima.” Hersey reported on six residents. They were there in the city and, by turns of fate,…

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Use Your Voice! Call Your Senators!

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / July 20, 2022 /

The easy way to reach your senator or congressional representative is to call the congressional switchboard (202-224-3121). Call to say you are dismayed at the Supreme Court action on — just about…

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Collaborative Efforts Bolster Loretto’s U.N. Mission

By Loretto Community / July 18, 2022 /

The Loretto Community is recognized as an NGO (non-governmental organization), accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The consultative work is carried out by Loretto at the UN, which…

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