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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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Regis Awards Lydia Peña Honorary Doctorate

By Loretto Community / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: Below are the Rev. John Fitzgibbons’s commencement remarks.) In rare occasions, the Regis University Board of Trustees authorizes the awarding of honorary degrees to individuals who have led lives of distinguished service and professional achievement. Today, we honor someone whose tireless dedication to her life’s work — as an educator, author, artist and…

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Nerinx Alum, Skype Enable Conversations With Pakistan

By Helen Santamaria SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

 “I thought that it was so awesome that a Sister of Loretto from Pakistan was speaking at my school!” That was Nerinx Hall senior Sarah Ruttencutter’s opening response to how she got involved with the Loretto Mission in Pakistan. Nasreen Daniel’s presentation so inspired Sarah that she initiated conversation in her Christian Life Commitment class…

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Lydia Peña’s Commencement Address Shares Words for Daily Living

By Lydia Peña SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Thank you Father Fitzbibbons and all gathered here today. I am humbled that Regis has recognized me with an honorary doctorate. Like so many things in my life, this is a gift I will cherish always. Coming from Regis University, where I have spent so much of my life, it means even more. Thank you…

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Loretto Academy 2019

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

…my amazing journey I am strong enough I am smart enough Success after success: Loretto’s robotics team thrives By Pilar Gonzalez CoL, FIRST team coach Three years ago, we opened our brand new FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team. The program has been very fulfilling for all the girls, coaches, mentors and sponsors. Since we started…

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Deus providebit: Loretto’s Legacy in Texas

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Christina Manweller We were met in El Paso by two sisters in a canvassed-top spring wagon. The driver looked like he had never known soap, water, or a comb. Finally we reached San Elizario after dark the same evening. When daylight dawned upon us, really my impressions were not very encouraging, as it seemed…

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Notes & News

By Loretto Community / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pancratia Hall on Loretto Heights College campus becomes apartment housing By Mary Nelle Gage SL Pancratia Hall, former dormitory and classroom building on the historic Loretto Heights College campus, built in 1929, will be transformed to create 65 affordable family apartments with adjacent courtyard. Some Loretto Heights alumnae, Sisters and Co-members toured Pan Hall in…

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Loretto Active at #CSW63

By Beth Blissman CoL / May 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Loretto at the UN was so grateful to be able to host more than 30 Loretto/BVM students, teachers, volunteers and guests for the UN’s 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2019. As a functional commission of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), CSW was established by council resolution 11(II)…

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Mary Helen Sandoval Receives Recognition for Service

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently, Mary Helen Sandoval received stellar recognition for her tireless efforts with Colorado High School Charter (CHSC). Mary Helen  has served on the Board of Colorado High School Charter for 15 years. In 1994 her dear friend, Cyndi Bush Luna, founded CHSC with the mission of creating a pathway for students who had dropped out…

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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life of Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. The school honored past President Barbara Roche by dedicating the newly remodeled Nerinx library to her in gratitude…

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A Picture Speaks Volumes!

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

March 16 Nasreen Daniel and other representatives of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in Pakistan will convene for its annual meeting. Nasreen, the only woman on the NCEC, is pictured above at the NCEC meeting last year.

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SMA Alumna Reflects on Volunteer Service at El Paso Shelter for Immigrants

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Isabel Forward On the ride home, as I smelled vaguely of vomit, I thought of the many ways these families had suffered  during their time here – so much so, that even accepting relief from this suffering when it’s offered isn’t always possible. The most difficult part of my experience to process was not…

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Loretto Members Attend Parliament of World Religions 2018

By Sandra Hareld CoL / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

During the week of Nov. 1-7, 2018, Loretto Community members Annie Stevens, Beth Blissman and I attended various sessions and workshops of the Parliament of World Religions (PWR) held in Toronto. The theme for this year’s parliament was “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation and Change.” Since 1893, there…

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