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Lunch and laughter for Loretto Leaders and Loretto Community members

By Regina Drey SL / March 1, 2024 /
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A delightful lunch in January was a much-anticipated opportunity for the fourth- and fifth-grade Loretto Leaders at St. Mary’s Academy in Denver to enjoy the company of 10 sisters and…

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Immigration justice

By Christina Manweller / February 20, 2024 /
A black and white photo of somebody in a hoodie, shorts and sneakers back to the camera, putting their hands on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked…

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Loretto pioneers of education in the West

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
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Loretto Heights College The bodies of 62 Sisters of Loretto who had been buried in the cemetery at Loretto Heights College in Denver were moved to a new resting place…

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New ‘Pan Hall’ residents share their favorite Loretto connections

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / January 22, 2024 /
An historic, large brick building is profiled against the evening sky, lights twinkling brightly.

The Sisters of Loretto founded Loretto Heights College (LHC) in 1891 in Denver. As Loretto Heights College expanded, Pancratia Hall was built in 1930 by renowned Denver architect Henry Edbrooke…

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St. Mary’s Academy welcomes new president

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2023 /
A woman, Iswari Nararajan, with straight brown hair, wearing a ceremonial black robe and yellow stole speaking passionately at a microphone on a wooden lectern with a dark blue banner with white text that says: St. Mary's Academy in front of large dark blue curtains.
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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 /
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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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