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Loretto, Faith Communities Cooperate in Life-giving Mission of Jesus

By Loretto Community / April 4, 2022 /
Colorful banner reads "Our religious traditions call us to love our neighbor and to offer hospitality to those in need. The Loretto Community"

In the midst of the political, cultural and religious divides that seem to permeate organizations, churches and even families today, Loretto seeks to collaborate with other faith communities to live…

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Spirit of Wisdom Inspires Loretto’s Core Mission of Education

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2022 /
Woman in mask takes a selfie with students in school uniforms.

In the Beginning — “When Loretto settled in Kentucky at the end of the 18th century, the members quickly realized the need of children in the area for education and…

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Pray, Play and Eat! Soup’s On!

By Loretto Community / January 10, 2022 /
A little girl sits with a bowl of chili. A Christmas trees is behind her and snow can be seen through the windows.

God touches us deeply in the very core of our daily lives, be it in the ways we work, pray, play and, yes, even eat!  In the week ahead on…

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A miracle meeting brings sweet tears

By Christina Manweller / December 7, 2021 /
Three men and two women stand together, smiling, for the photographer.

1973, Saigon, Vietnam, New Haven Nursery The newborn was dropped off at New Haven Nursery where Susan Carol McDonald SL was the director. She logged the baby into her register,…

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Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee Serves as Beacon of Hope, Force for Change

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2021 /
Group photo of 14 Border Trip participants

Loretto has heard the words of Pope Francis as he has worked for years to protect the rights of the immigrant. In his “Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants…

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Loretto Signs Afghanistan Support Letter

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2021 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for peace." Art by Bob Strobridge.

Loretto President Sister Barbara Nicholas signed this letter today, Aug. 31. It calls for the protection of Afghan women, the establishment of a U.N. instrument (UNSCR 1325) to set an…

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Miguel Pro Mission offers hope and a future to the people of Ciudad Juarez

By Loretto Community / August 30, 2021 /

Published by Denver Catholic on August 19, 2021 The incredible work of Loretto member the Rev. Peter Urban and Miguel Pro Mission, the charitable organization he founded “to provide hope…

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Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence

By Loretto Community / August 11, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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Join Loretto in supporting the passage of the ERA

By Loretto Community / August 5, 2021 /
Close-up of the faces of two women, cheek to cheek. Overlaid text reads "Our faith affirms women's humanity to be equally valuable to men's. Our laws should too. Sign the Interfaith statment for the ERA Today. Justice Revival, #Faith4ERA, justicerevival.org

Loretto leadership recently reaffirmed its commitment to the passage of the ERA and is inviting all to consider signing on to the Interfaith Statement for the ERA. Loretto is working…

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Loretto Speaks Out!

By Loretto Community / August 2, 2021 /
Banner reads "For 200 years Loretto on the move for justice and peace."

“I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #36, requires all Loretto members “to work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us.”  Loretto throughout its history has stood…

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Good Samaritans: Loretto Members Practice What They Preach!

By Loretto Community / July 19, 2021 /
Three women stand behind boxes of donated clothing.

Loretto’s Constitutions tell us, “The Spirit of God is not bound. It reveals itself in the lives of everyone. Even as we give to others, we acknowledge our need to…

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Exploring Intersections: Ending Human Trafficking

By Loretto Community / July 14, 2021 /
Wide blue, purple and green stripes fill the photo, with "Exploring Intersections" logo in the lower third of the frame.

“Exploring Intersections” is a year-long series. Each episode will focus on a social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration and climate in a thought-provoking and engaging conversation.…

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