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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Montgomery Catholic celebrates 150 years of excellence

By Loretto Community / November 7, 2023 /

Originally published by the Archdiocese of Mobile in their bi-weekly newsletter The Catholic Week Digest on October 16, 2023 An unimaginable trek by the Sisters of Loretto in 1873 sure…

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Living Laudato Si’ – daily!

By Loretto Community / October 31, 2023 /
Graphic representing the 7 goals of Laudato Si'

The Loretto Community is committed to participating in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, and many of the Loretto schools have done the same. Liz Deines SL, acting campus minister at…

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Lucia Perea: Spotlight on a New Mexican Sister

By Amanda Beard / October 3, 2023 /
Archival formal photo of a young Sister Lucia Perea in habit holding her bible and posing.

Did you know that September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage month? This annual celebration began in 1968 as “Hispanic Heritage Week” and was later extended to a month…

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Loretto Magazine’s Fall Issue Focuses on Loretto’s Mission of Education: A Tradition of Excellence Since 1812

By Loretto Community / September 25, 2023 /
Three St. Mary's Academy students of diverse backgrounds walk the campus with St. Mary's Academy President, Ms. Iswari Natarajan.

The fall issue of Loretto Magazine focuses squarely on Loretto’s belief in and commitment to Loretto’s hallmark mission of education. This week on Loretto’s Facebook page we will highlight some…

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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 Magazine – Fall 2023

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /

Download Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Nancy Wittwer SL A letter from Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL One of the most memorable commentaries that Sister Mary Luke Tobin…

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For the love of Christ, for the love of teaching

By Nasreen Daniel SL / September 22, 2023 /
Photo of two Pakistani middle aged girls wearing colorful clothing, one in green patterns and the other with yellow, red, green and black patterns smiling as they take a break from working on their school work which is displayed on the desk in front of them.

We are called here in Pakistan to stand at the foot of the cross. Nasreen Daniel SL To my bafflement and grief, Sharifan Bibi, who is about 40, entered my…

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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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‘I had a dream …’ Nancy Wittwer SL’s dream was the impetus behind Marian Middle School’s founding

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /

When Nancy Wittwer SL learned that a new Jesuit middle school for boys from low-income Black families was planned for St. Louis, she was prompted to ask a critical question.…

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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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Loretto classes through the years and education outside of the U.S.

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
A group of young students in a classroom holding stamps at their desks.

Loretto classes through the years Loretto education outside of the U.S. To read all the articles in the Fall 2023 issue of Loretto Magazine, click here.

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100 years ago…

By Christina Manweller / September 22, 2023 /
Sepia toned photo of a large crowd in front of the Loretto Academy school building in El Paso during its opening in 1923.

Loretto Academy in El Paso opened its doors On the occasion of this important milestone, Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen SL writes: It’s hard to believe that 100 years have gone…

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