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Cemeteries

Burial sites of Loretto members can be found at Loretto Motherhouse, Denver, El Paso, St. Louis and in many other locations in the United States and beyond. Not only are the graves honored through perpetual care, but through a perpetual remembrance in the hearts of all members and all who love Loretto.

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‘Operation Sacred Rescue’: Remains of 62 Loretto Sisters from Loretto Heights Cemetery Reinterred

By Loretto Community / August 24, 2022 /
Amidst rows of wooden caskets, a woman bends down to lay a flower on top of one.

A memorial Mass and recommittal service for 62 Sisters of Loretto, formerly buried at Loretto Heights Cemetery took place Aug. 22, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.…

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Bringing Sisters Back Together: Loretto Begins Exhumation of Sisters Buried in Loretto Heights Cemetery

By Loretto Community / July 6, 2022 /
A rusted and dirt crusted rosary is displayed in outstretched hands.

Five years ago, with the announcement of the pending sale of the Loretto Heights campus, Loretto began prayerful and thoughtful research into how the Community could best ensure the perpetual…

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Forward, Forward Loretto

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / December 2, 2019 /

“Forward, Forward Loretto. Hold the torch ever firm in your hand. Let the rays of its light lead you onward.  Spreading courage and hope through the land. Thy shining fame…

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Loretto Follows the Santa Fe Trail

By Carole Eschen SL / September 1, 2019 /

Eleanor Craig has been heard to say that, “a few minutes of misery can provide a lifetime of great stories.” The trip following the Santa Fe Trail that 11 of…

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Loretto Heights College Comes Alive With the Sound of Music

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / February 1, 2019 /

Loretto Heights College (LHC) campus, comprising just over 70 acres, was sold July 2018 by Teikyo-Colorado Heights to Westside Investment Partners. The cemetery was included in the sale. Among the…

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Simple Beauty Enhances First Green Burial at Motherhouse

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / February 1, 2018 /

In a November 2016 article for Interchange, Cecily Jones wrote, “… interest in a natural burial (formaldehyde-free preparation of the body; a biodegradable coffin or container; perhaps only a shroud)…

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Fascinating Story on Reinterment of 17 Pioneer Loretto Sisters

By Loretto Community / August 3, 2017 /

Thank you to Ron and Rosie Brogan, who created “A Catholic Mission” website and shared the fascinating story of the reinterment of 17 pioneer Loretto Sisters in St. Paul, Kansas,…

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Loretto Explores Options to Preserve Loretto Heights Cemetery

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / June 1, 2017 /

For a century and a quarter the iconic tower of Loretto Heights has stood atop Sheridan Hill in southwest Denver. Sister Pancratia Bonfils, niece of Frederick Bonfils, founder of the…

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