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: Fostering excellence in education since 1812

By Loretto Community / May 29, 2023 /
Students in white graduation caps and gowns, and colorful stoles and tassels leap together for joy!

Loretto values education! That statement could have been the headline in newspapers across the United States from our founding in 1812 to today. Former Loretto President Sister Helen Sanders wrote…

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A peek behind the scenes at the Loretto Heritage Center

By Loretto Community / May 22, 2023 /
Black and white photo of a nun in habit looking down at a young girl. They stand next to a spinning wheel in a room surrounded by Christian art and artifacts.

What is it like to work at a museum and archive? This week, the Loretto Heritage Center is giving a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes by highlighting…

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History Colorado Recognizes Pancratia Hall Lofts

By Loretto Community / May 17, 2023 /

In late April, History Colorado recognized Pancratia Hall Lofts at their annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for outstanding archaeology and historic preservation projects across Colorado. A huge thank you to Mary Nelle Gage SL…

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Loretto members share fond memories of ‘‘star” Loretto educators

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2023 /
A woman turns from the chalkboard where she has drawn several figures to smile for the camera.

Recently after reading some books about living in the present moment and being mindful, this quote of the Dalai Lama came to mind: “When educating the minds of our youth,…

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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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Loretto and the Arts

By Susanna Pyatt / February 28, 2023 /
Students in an art class, standing at easels and painting portraits of a man smoking a pipe.

The Sisters of Loretto were founded in 1812 with a mission of teaching, but what were their schools like? To answer one aspect of this question, an upcoming exhibit at…

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Living Laudato Si’ – daily!

By Loretto Community / February 27, 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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Loretto celebrates its New Mexico legacy

By Loretto Community / February 17, 2023 /
Two women lean in for a photo together.

Community members and friends gathered this past September to celebrate Loretto’s 170th anniversary of working and serving in New Mexico. “Our Lady of Light,” the painting donated to the Museum…

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Students give back at the Motherhouse

By Sister Anndavid Naeger SL / February 17, 2023 /
Two high school girls holding garden tools stand outside in mulch next to two women, also holding garden tools, for a photo.

After the long pandemic-caused delay of two summers, the student volunteers from our three Loretto-connected high schools in St. Louis, Denver and El Paso returned for a week with us.…

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Loretto-Associated Schools: Communities of Faith, Excellence & Service

By Loretto Community / January 30, 2023 /
Classroom of young girls using computers with a teacher smiling at the camera.

Article #37 of I Am the Way, Loretto Constitutions, reads, “Our long and vital tradition of teaching takes many forms; we desire to educate others as well as ourselves to…

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Q & A with Allen Carl Larson, publicizing letters between Conrad N. Hilton and two Loretto Sisters

By Loretto Community / December 19, 2022 /

Published by Global Sisters Report, December 13, 2022 Allen Carl Larson, a professor emeritus of music at Webster University in St. Louis, has long been engaged with a project to…

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Maribah Departs to Chicago With Blessings

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2022 /
Blessings To Maribah Ishaq As She Prepares To Depart To Chicago

As readers of Interchange know, Maribah has now entered the Inter-Congregational Collaborative Novitiate in Chicago. She visited Loretto locales before making the journey to Chicago. An interesting, attractive, intelligent young…

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