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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-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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Generations of Excellence

By Loretto Community / October 10, 2022 /

Published by The Montgomery Independent on Oct 4, 2022 Times are hard…our school is learning to navigate a new normal amid a pandemic. War and civil unrest are too close…

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The Critical Importance of School Board Elections

By Kim Klein CoL / September 28, 2022 /

There’s no such thing as neutral education. Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom. Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” I live in California and…

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‘Que Loretto sea Loretto por siempre!’ Let Loretto Be Loretto Forever!

By Loretto Community / September 19, 2022 /
Historic postcard showing a white, southwest-style building with low trees and shrubs surrounding in and in the foreground. Printed text on the bottom reads "Las Cruces, N. Mex. Loretto Academy" The date "Sept 11, [19]08" is handwritten.

This week Loretto is in Santa Fe celebrating the donation of the Our Lady of Light painting to the Art Museum, as well as celebrating the reception of new co-member,…

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The Importance of Education: Loretto Ph.Ds.* Past and Present

By Loretto Community / August 29, 2022 /
A triptych sculpture displays habited sisters teaching and serving children.

I Am the Way, the constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, has always had as the spirit of the “Institute” the mandate to find joy and excellence in the mission…

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Loretto Heritage Center Preserves, Spreads Loretto Story Far and Wide

By Loretto Community / August 22, 2022 /
Archival class photo of ten girls in early 20th century dresses. The five girls seated in the front row hold typwriters on their laps.

Located on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., the Loretto Heritage Center houses documents and artifacts from the 200-plus year history of the Sisters of Loretto and…

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Loretto Roots: Loretto’s Involvement with Enslaved Persons and Educating Indigenous Children

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

We cannot go back, we can only go forward,in a cyclical manner.” Kylan Jacobs, Osage Nation Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL assigned Annie Stevens SL and Libby Comeaux CoL a…

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Sisters of Loretto continue to educate, even beyond the grave

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /
Fourteen men and women pose in front of the Loretto Heights Cemetery, with the large white crucifix and gravestones visible in the background.

Now that the remains of all 62 Sisters of Loretto have been exhumed from Loretto Heights Cemetery, Loretto leadership recently gave permission to Lauren Hosek, Ph.D., to conduct an analysis…

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Loretto Magazine – Summer 2022

By Loretto Community / July 12, 2022 /
Loretto Magazine Summer 2022 - Cover design

Download Read Loretto Magazine Loretto Spotlight Video – Eva Marie Salas SL and Lupe Arciniega SL Buffy Boesen SL, longtime president of Loretto Academy in El Paso, passes the baton…

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Loretto in Bolivia: Planting seeds for compassionate change

By Christina Manweller / July 1, 2022 /
Archival photo of a three story building with gabeled wings at both ends of the building.

“We are in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, in a beautiful valley with an imposing mountain, the Illimani, which is the guardian of the city and at the same…

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