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Pentecost Reflection

By Loretto Community / June 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019Reflection from the Loretto Earth Network We read in Acts 2: “When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers were gathered together in one place. Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.…

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A Reflection on Ask the Beasts

By Joy Jensen SL / May 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

A few years ago a juvenile red-tailed hawk was injured while flying into an electrical line. It died of starvation. I searched and found it under a tree. I stroked its beautiful feathers, and cried. I mourned the loss of such a majestic bird. We mourn the loss of our favorite dog or cat. Do…

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Emerging Forms/Emerging Mission

By Susan Classen CoL / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: Part 1: A reflection at the one-year anniversary of the Nov. 4, 2017, vow celebration.) JoAnn Gates and I recently visited Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky where I was fascinated by tree roots growing around large boulders in their search for soil. Just as tree roots are drawn around obstacles toward the…

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The Secret Garden Revisited: A Reflection

By Joy Jensen SL / October 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

A bird feeder hangs outside on my Infirmary window. A Chipping sparrow visits it daily and is occasionally joined by a Harris’s sparrow. After eating they fly to the Japanese maple growing near my window. The gray squirrel who lives in the tree by my window jumps to the maple and scampers down the tree…

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Reflections on the Closing of the Denver Center

By Loretto Community / December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

“How wonderful to see so many people gathered here today as we celebrate more than 53 years of life, love and ministry that have emanated from those who lived and worked at this Center and who have touched the lives of countless individuals both near and far. “Five minutes is a brief time to reflect…

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Remembering Cecily: A Reflection

By Martha Alderson CoL / September 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

Cecily (Peggy mostly, to me) was so many qualities I admired and such support to me that it would take much too much time and space to elaborate. Nevertheless, I find there are two special qualities I want to remind us of. First, Cecily was ever the political activist, always working for justice. She called…

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Jubilee Reflection: A Little Story About a Lifetime Commitment

By Loretto Community / February 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Kim Klein Here is a little summary of what I hope I said at my Jubilee after telling the story of meeting Loretto through Vicki Quatmann and making my commitment at Jeannine Swift’s home: I have always had some Bible verse that I focused on, sometimes for a few weeks and sometimes for years.…

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