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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‘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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Buffy Boesen SL, longtime president of Loretto Academy in El Paso, passes the baton to Academy graduate

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2022 /
Buffy Boesen SL

The goodness I have experienced here is a font of endless joy and energy for me. Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen For more than 22 years Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen SL…

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Carrying seeds of love to Peru & Chile

By Loretto Community / June 30, 2022 /
A nun in habit poses for a photo with a Chilean family in this archival photo

In 1964, two years after Colegio Loretto opened in La Paz, Bolivia, a Loretto house opened in Tacna, a city in the Andean foothills of southern Peru. In these photos,…

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50 years later: ‘The seeds have grown into strong, tall trees …’

By Loretto Community / June 30, 2022 /
Black and white photo of an elementary school class photo

We are daughters of Colegio Loretto; the seeds you planted in us are multiplying in our sons and daughters and our grandsons and granddaughters. From a presentation prepared by the…

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Loretto Schools And Their Students: We Are So Proud of You!

By Loretto Community / May 27, 2022 /
Hands toss white graduation caps with green tassels into the air.

Have you ever thought of your school as “holy ground?” Loretto has. The Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto tell us, “Our long and vital tradition of teaching takes many…

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Buffy’s Retirement on the Horizon

By Jane German CoL / May 25, 2022 /
Buffy Boesen SL sits back in a chair with hands clasped holding a phone. She's wearing a blue shirt and glasses.

As the 2021-2022 school year at Loretto Academy in El Paso ends, Mary Beth (Buffy) Boesen is retir­ing as president. She came for the 2000-2001 school year as interim president,…

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