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LACC and Its Partners Continue Fight for Migrants’ Rights in U.S, Mexico

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2023 /
Collage of photos comprised of two group shots, a colorful painting of produce, and a piñata and other decorations hanging from the top of a colorful tent.

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) advocates for the rights of migrants and immigrants, asylum-seekers, farmworkers, those held in detention jails and in bureaucratic processing limbo. LACC also adheres to Loretto’s…

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Loretto celebrates its New Mexico legacy

By Loretto Community / February 17, 2023 /
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Community members and friends gathered this past September to celebrate Loretto’s 170th anniversary of working and serving in New Mexico. “Our Lady of Light,” the painting donated to the Museum…

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Intrepid sisters travel to Santa Fe in 1852

By Eleanor Craig SL / February 17, 2023 /
Ink drawing of a horse-drawn buggy bearing three bonnetted women.

Adapted by Eleanor Craig SL from PJ Manion SL’s “Beyond the Adobe Wall” Santa Fe, historic capital of New Mexico, has long been known for its jewel-like setting at the…

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day Week, Loretto Style!

By Loretto Community / February 13, 2023 /
A woman with a gentle smile and wearing a purple jacket sits on a floral-print couch, holding a box of cards on her lap.

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” While perhaps meant for one individual, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43),” can be rich…

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Loretto Justice Fellowship Successor to Loretto Volunteer Program!

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2023 /
Two hands hold a bright flame next to the words "Loretto Justice Fellowship"

Loretto is excited to announce the Loretto Justice Fellowship as the successor to the Loretto Volunteer Program! The pilot year of the Loretto Justice Fellowship will launch in El Paso, Texas,…

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How St. Hildegard inspired this nurse’s care for the dying

By Loretto Community / February 7, 2023 /

Published by U.S. Catholic on February 2, 2023 “I just wanted someone to listen,” said the shirtless man propped on pillows in a hospital bed, his voice cracking and eyes…

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Loretto Actively Engaged in Helping To Create More Just, Peaceful World

By Loretto Community / February 6, 2023 /
Woman in sunglasses and mask stands in the street holding a red sign that reads "Racism Kills."

Article 40 of I Am the Way, Loretto’s Constitutions, says, “Cooperation with others engaged in creating a more just and peaceful world is crucial to fruitful mission.” This week we…

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Loretto-Associated Schools: Communities of Faith, Excellence & Service

By Loretto Community / January 30, 2023 /
Classroom of young girls using computers with a teacher smiling at the camera.

Article #37 of I Am the Way, Loretto Constitutions, reads, “Our long and vital tradition of teaching takes many forms; we desire to educate others as well as ourselves to…

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Sisters of Loretto permanently preserve 650 acres of ‘holy land’ in Kentucky

By Loretto Community / January 26, 2023 /

Published by Earthbeat on January 26, 2023 The region in central Kentucky where the Sisters of Loretto have resided for 200 years is often described as “holy land.” Now, more…

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Sisters of Loretto sign historic conservation agreement

By Loretto Community / January 23, 2023 /

Published by The Record on January 20, 2023 The Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, Ky., signed an agreement Jan. 18 with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy that will conserve more than…

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A 2-century-old Catholic convent is fighting for conservation in Ky.

By Loretto Community / January 20, 2023 /

Published by Louisville Public Media on January 19, 2023 For a 2-century-old Catholic convent outside Loretto, Ky., conservation is an act of faith. In a state where prosperity was forged…

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Loretto Reflects on MLK and His Message of Nonviolence: Creating the ‘Beloved Community’

By Loretto Community / January 13, 2023 /
Colorful banner of a peace dove over flames with text "We work for justice and act for peace", "The Loretto Community"

I’ve been to the mountaintop. I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will…

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