For years, Loretto has said: "Community is for mission, mission is for
community." This May, we will share our own stories and experience of
what mission/work has meant in our lives: what work we have done and are
doing -- and how this work has supported our commitment to Gospel
This 3-day conference is a chance for participants to reflect on their
own work and mission and the work and mission of the Loretto Community.
It will include:
keynote address by Mary Ann Zollman BVM on the spirituality of freedom in our work
keynote by Katherine Feely SND on working for justice
workshops by Loretto committees (Latin American and Caribbean
Committee, Investment Commitee, Loretto at the United Nations, and
more): learn about important social justice issues, find out what
Loretto is doing, and what YOU can do
a presentation of the Mary Rhodes Award (see below)
a Cinco de Mayo party and a Kentucky Derby party
What is the Mary Rhodes Award? It's a prize given to honor someone who
works for justice and equality for women. The first Mary Rhodes Award
ceremony was in 1981, started by the Loretto Women’s Committee, later to
become the Loretto Women’s Network. It was in response to the desire to
honor women who worked for women’s rights during a time that the
country was debating the Equal Rights Amendment. This year's Mary
Rhodes Award will be presented on Friday evening, May 6.
This should be a jam-packed long weekend of reflection and fun, and will
be a nice way to connect with the sisters and co-members you may know.
Any questions? Direct them to Katie: kjones AT lorettocommunity.org
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