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Education

Our early foundresses, who settled in central Kentucky, recognized the needs of children in the areas of education and religious formation. As they responded to these needs, they found joy and meaning in their work and life together. Their vision continues in the numerous missions we carry out today. Learn more about how the Loretto mission of education continues today.

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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…

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At school in Pakistan: Keeping the light burning

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 21, 2021 /
Two young Pakistani girls, one in a school uniform and one in a lacey dress, sit together.

At the beginning of last year, Saba came to us asking for financial help. She has three children: two girls and a boy. We hired her to prepare breakfast for…

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Loretto’s Education Mission Extends Boundaries of Learning and Justice

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2021 /

“It has been Loretto’s legacy to inherit from Loretto’s early women a spirit of courage and trust and a willingness to meet the challenge of bringing education and the Gospel…

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Hope: The Very Heart of Loretto’s Mission

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2020 /

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah 61:1 tells us, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; God has sent me to bring glad…

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What does distance learning look like in Pakistan?

By Nasreen Daniel SL / November 6, 2020 /

When the government started online classes for children of all grades, we sisters pasted our web address on our school’s gate for the parents. Abid is one of the students…

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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,…

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Loretto Meets Challenge of Bringing Education and the Gospel to Others

By Loretto Community / May 3, 2020 /

“It has been Loretto’s legacy to inherit from Loretto’s early women a spirit of courage and trust and a willingness to meet the challenge of bringing education and the Gospel…

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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…

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Loretto Academy Leads Its Students To Be Global Citizens

By Pilar Gonzalez CoL / February 1, 2020 /

Patty Herrera, Theresa Crow,  Teresa Franco and I from the El Paso Loretto Academy elementary, middle, and high schools trained Oct. 1-2, 2019, as teacher trainers for Encounter, a new…

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It’s a Banner Year for Webster University in St. Louis

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2019 /

Congratulations to Webster University for its best ranking ever in the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges. Out of all Missouri institutions in the Midwest University category, Webster…

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Webster University Honors Jane Peckham Stoever with the Loretto Award

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2019 /

The Loretto Award recognizes an alum of Webster University who carries on the community service and social values of the Sisters of Loretto, who founded the university in 1915. Jane…

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What’s Happening on the Nerinx Campus?

By Annie Stevens SL / December 2, 2019 /

Since the last residents of the St. Louis Loretto Center moved in 2017 and the property was sold to Nerinx Hall, many people have asked, “What’s happening on the Nerinx…

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