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Loretto Treasures: Webster University and Loretto Heights College

By Loretto Community / May 24, 2021 /
Looking up at a large brick building with "Loretto College" carved across the front, under an ornate rose window.

From the foundation of the Sisters of Loretto in 1812 to this day, education is central to the mission of Loretto. Schools were formed as the initial work of the Community as it was growing in Kentucky. The first Sisters quickly welcomed new members who joined the mission to serve the children of the area.…

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What’s new at Loretto Heights? Potentially a crucial vote on when to start the project.

By Loretto Community / February 6, 2021 /

Published by the Denverite on February 5, 2021 Editor’s Note: This story ran Feb. 5 in the Denverite, an online member-supported news organization. The article by Estaban L. Hernandez offers an update on the construction/renovation process for the campus of the former Loretto Heights College/ Loretto Heights Academy, where for a century the Sisters of…

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November 11, 1918: War and Pandemic

By Regina Drey SL / November 11, 2020 /

Note from the Editor of St. Mary’s Academy Newsletter: Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day.  Thanks to an entry in the SMA annals 102 years ago, we can experience the mix of…

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Loretto rises to the challenge of distance learning

By Loretto Community / October 29, 2020 /

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Buffy Boesen SL and Melissa Casale for information on distance learning at Loretto Academy. Regina Drey SL wrote the St. Mary’s Academy story. Loretto Academy, El PasoGrades pre-K through 12 Loretto Academy students, faculty and staff members are busier than ever. We are thankful for the resources to continue to…

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Notes & News – Spring/Summer 2020

By Loretto Community / June 12, 2020 /

Smithsonian exhibit group meets at Motherhouse  By Susanna Pyatt, Loretto Heritage Center Curator  The Loretto Heritage Center will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” at Loretto City Hall in fall 2020 in partnership with the Beautify Loretto Committee and other local partners. We are planning and organizing programs and content specific…

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Havern School alive with Loretto’s legacy

By Christina Manweller / February 28, 2020 /

How can we serve our Community? Havern School has always been on the cutting edge of educating children with learning disabilities. The Denver-area Sisters of Loretto opened the school in 1966, after Sisters Barbara Schulte and Dorothy Hurley were educated in how to teach in this newly-developing field. At the time, learning disabilities, as they…

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Notes & News – Winter 2020

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2020 /

Sisters of Loretto honored in El Paso The Option for the Poor Award was given in recognition of the sisters’ many years of service “Working for Justice and acting for Peace in the El Paso Diocese.” At the ceremony in El Paso, Texas, in November, Helen Santamaria SL gave the keynote, a reflection on the…

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Money and Justice/Just Money

By Martha Crawley CoL / February 1, 2020 /
Banner designed by Robert Strobridge with starburst and phrase "Be Light Into Darkness."

About 20 Loretto Community members and friends met Nov. 9, 2019, with Joel Koerner and Andy Loving from a Louisville, Ky., investment firm called Just Money. We had learned about this socially responsible company from Loretto friends in Kentucky who are their clients. After the 2015 Loretto Assembly decision to divest congregation funds from the…

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New Loretto Volunteer Coordinator in Denver is Stephanie Kaufman

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /

Stephanie recently moved to the Denver area from Louisville, where she spent most of her formative years. Her path to the Loretto Community began when she was co-director of CrossRoads Ministry, an urban retreat center in Louisville. She visited the Loretto Motherhouse on retreat and was instantly captivated by the sisters and by the spirit…

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Loretto Happenings at St. Mary’s Academy

By Regina Drey SL / December 2, 2019 /

Fall brought several Loretto members to the St. Mary’s Academy campus. Pat McCormick, Cathy Mueller and Lisa Reynolds spoke with the junior class at SMA about their journey to work for justice and act for peace. In addition, Loretto Volunteers Becca Krasky and Reiolly Rebhahn were joined by Mallory Daily by Skype as they shared…

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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 has enrolled thy name. With the brightest of all our lights, long may you stand, so proud and grand, our own Loretto Heights.” These verses…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / November 5, 2019 /

Loretto Magazine – Fall 2019 Volunteer House opens in Denver For the second year in a row, Loretto has opened a new Volunteer House. One year after the founding of El Paso’s house, Denver’s new home opened in August. Three volunteers will spend a year in service: Reilly Love Rebhahn works at Escuela de Guadalupe,…

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