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A new future for Loretto Heights

By Riedy Clark CoL / November 1, 2023 /
A red stone building featuring a tall tower above the arched entrance. The tower and entrance are framed by two large spruce trees that are only half as tall as the tower.

During the Loretto Heights reunion weekend in June, alumni were able to spend time on the campus. There were tours of Pancratia apartments and the Administration Building. We had lunch…

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With the city’s acquisition of Loretto Heights’ library and theater, development of Southwest Denver’s likely future core is well underway

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /

Published by the Denverite on Sept 21, 2023 “Closed streets, construction cranes and empty buildings all currently feature at the Loretto Heights redevelopment site in Southwest Denver. “They’re signs of…

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Schools founded by Sisters of Loretto carry on Loretto’s tradition of excellence

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
A large group of Nerinx Hall High School seniors in their white graduation caps and gowns throwing their caps in the air in celebration.

Nerinx Hall High School, Missouri Loretto Academy, Texas St. Mary’s Academy, Colorado Webster University, Missouri I am grateful for the strong example of Loretto women who created and led thisinstitution…

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Loretto education since 1812: A tradition of excellence

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
An old sepia toned photo of students studying in a library in front tall bookshelves.

By Carolyn Dunbar, Loretto Magazine editor, 2008-2018, originally published in summer 2010 History relates that at Hardin’s Creek in Kentucky in early 1812, 30-year-old Mary Rhodes began teaching her brother’s…

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Mary Luke Tobin Award 2023

By Christina Manweller / September 22, 2023 /
Photo of a young white woman with blonde/brown hair smiling.

The senior recipients, in their years at Holy Family, have consistently echoed the cry of the poorest of our society for dignity and labored in their own way for justice…

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Students find fulfillment and camaraderie volunteering at Loretto Motherhouse in Kentucky

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
Three girls join together and smile for a picture as they take a break from spreading mulch.

Students from Loretto Academy in El Paso, Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis and St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood, Colo., volunteered at the Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., for a…

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Colorado softball star gets Hall of Fame recognition at 92-years-young

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2023 /

Posted by 9News on August 29, 2023 At the Peach Bowl, the Colorado Peaches women’s softball team celebrated a beloved player inducted into the Huntsman’s Senior Games Hall of Fame,…

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Loretto Heights College reunion a grand affair

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / September 1, 2023 /
Six women standing and smiling together for a group picture outdoors on a sunny day in front o a green grass field and a dark green lamp post. They are all wearing nice dress clothing, and two women are wearing matching green lanyards with a white card on the end.

The Loretto Heights College all-class reunion was held July 14-15 in Denver, organized by the Spirit of Loretto Committee comprised of LHC alumni from numerous years. The first day on…

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Holy Family High School Honors Loretto

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2023 /
9 diverse individuals smile for a group photo in dress clothes and name tags at an indoor event.

The Sisters of Loretto started Holy Family High School (HFHS) in Denver in 1922. In celebration of the end of the 100th year of the school, HFHS awarded Loretto the…

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38th annual MLK Jr. birthday celebration is a success

By Pat McCormick SL / March 1, 2023 /
A large group of individuals collected outdoors for a photo with a sign saying, "Loretto Community honors the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 16, 2023 was the Loretto Community’s 38th year to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The event is known as a Marade. In 1983, the U.S. Congress introduced…

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Paying a call on Loretto’s faithful partners at Sunset Printing

By Christina Manweller / March 1, 2023 /
A man and women embracing one another and smiling for a photo next to a printing press.

We enter Sunset Printing’s lobby to find Kim Clem bidding welcome with a beautiful smile. Kim and Eddie Clem have been running Sunset Printing since 2008 when they took over…

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St. Mary’s welcomes new president

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2023 /
four diverse women conversing on a walk outside smiling.

St. Mary’s Academy in Denver will have a new president beginning July 1, 2023. Iswari Natarajan will be the eighth school president. She has been on the school staff, including…

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