For 40 years, Loretto Volunteers have joined the Community in communal service to people in need. They have served in such areas as education, health clinics, homelessness and immigration. Learn more about Loretto volunteers.

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Loretto extends warm welcome to inaugural Loretto Justice Fellowship Fellows!

By Loretto Community / June 5, 2023 /
Collage of seven headshots of young women. Text in the center reads "Meet our 2023-2024 Loretto Justice Fellows!"

The Loretto Justice Fellowship is Loretto’s response to calls for new strategies and priorities across the social justice landscape, shifting needs of young people and transitions in religious communities, including…

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Students give back at the Motherhouse

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / February 17, 2023 /
Two high school girls holding garden tools stand outside in mulch next to two women, also holding garden tools, for a photo.

After the long pandemic-caused delay of two summers, the student volunteers from our three Loretto-connected high schools in St. Louis, Denver and El Paso returned for a week with us.…

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Loretto Justice Fellowship Successor to Loretto Volunteer Program!

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2023 /
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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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Loretto Shines Light on Former Loretto Volunteers This Advent

By Loretto Community / December 12, 2022 /
A young woman in a white baseball cap stands in front of a tall stone chapel with a rose window above the arch of the door. She leans on a carved stone sign that reads "Loretto."

Advent is an invitation time. We are invited to take time during these winter days to see where we are. We are not talking about Christmas shopping! We are talking…

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LoVos come together in support of migrants

By Annie Rosenkranz / July 6, 2022 /
Seven smiling people look down to the camera. A statue of the risen Christ on the cross towers above them in the clear blue sky.

Encuentro is Spanish for meeting, gathering, encounter — the act of coming together. For the Loretto Volunteer Program, our experience of encuentro at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso this…

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Loretto Volunteer Program Update

By Annie Rosenkranz / June 1, 2022 /
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Upon the collective recommendation of, and with the full support of, Volunteer Program staff, the Loretto Volunteer Program Advisory Board, the Community Forum and our partners at the Catholic Volunteer…

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Loretto at the UN: 30 Years and Counting of Working for Justice and Peace

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /
Two women smile in a selfie, with the flags of nations in the background.

Loretto at the UN has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations for three decades, addressing issues related to nuclear disarmament, peace and security, women and girls rights,…

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Newest Loretto Volunteers bring passion for justice to Loretto and to community work

By Annie Rosenkranz / December 5, 2021 /

Loretto Volunteers explore and embody the program’s core values of intentional community, spirituality, solidarity, sustainability and social justice. We are excited to kick off the 2021-2022 Loretto Volunteer Program year!…

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Loretto Volunteer Program: Fostering the Spirit of Loretto

By Annie Rosenkranz / September 5, 2021 /
Collage made up of headshots of seven young women. Central text reads "Loretto Volunteers 2021-2022"

We are excited to kick off the 2021-2022 Loretto Volunteer Program year!  We are welcoming seven Volunteers who will serve with social justice organizations in Denver and El Paso, Texas,…

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Loretto Volunteer brings deep awareness to her work at Angelica Village

By Loretto Community / July 15, 2021 /

By Becca Krasky, Loretto Volunteer At its best, a deep time awareness might help us see ourselves as part of a web of gift, inheritance and legacy stretching over millions…

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Loretto Volunteer’s heart is with those who suffer

By Annie Rosenkranz / February 21, 2021 /
A young woman in a mask sits at her desk in front of a laptop.

There is no justice to be found within the current system. It doesn’t give offenders a chance to excel once they exit the criminal justice system, and our country’s inadequate…

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Catholic women pursue pro-life values at the border

By Loretto Community / February 18, 2021 /

Published by the National Catholic Reporter February 18, 2021 While most young adults look to the entertainment industry for models to emulate, 23-year-old Elyse McMahon turns to a more idyllic…

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