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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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Sister Schools — From San Antonio to Greentown

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Lovett My work as the coordinator of extended day programs at Rolling Hills Catholic School and Antonian Middle School in San Antonio is a position to love and for which you have permission to envy. Since I see it as an adjunct curriculum to enrich students, foster apostolic fervor and an opportunity…

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Loretto Heights College Comes Alive With the Sound of Music

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Loretto Heights College (LHC) campus, comprising just over 70 acres, was sold July 2018 by Teikyo-Colorado Heights to Westside Investment Partners. The cemetery was included in the sale. Among the 62 sisters buried there are Loretto Heights foundress Mother Pancratia Bonfils, 11 pioneer sisters who began coming to Denver in 1864 and Frances Marie Walsh,…

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Loretto at the UN to Launch New Curriculum

By Loretto Community / January 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Click here to read about Loretto at the UN’s launching of a new curriculum.

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Nasreen Daniel Offers Thanks from Pakistan to Loretto Schools

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Nasreen Daniel It had always been my desire to visit our Loretto schools in the United States and thank each person personally for their sensitivity to the needs of those who are not as fortunate. It was a God-given opportunity for me to stay in the United States this fall and travel to the…

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Providing Health Care In Uganda

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Gleason Her name is Juliette. She is a 14-year-old orphan, malnourished secondary to vomiting whatever she eats or drinks because of a stricture in her esophagus. She accidentally swallowed a coin when she was 3 that remained until surgically removed when she was 10. By then, it had caused two fistulas in…

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Nerinx Hall Celebrates Shared Past and Deeply-linked Future with Loretto

By Annie Stevens SL / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the 257th birthday of Charles Nerinckx, Oct. 2 of this year, the St. Louis Loretto Community and more than 600 students and faculty of Nerinx Hall gathered to celebrate our shared past and our deeply-linked future. Beginning with an all-school Mass in the gym, Loretto spirit was clearly woven through the day of activities,…

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El Paso Diocese Honors Loretto with Dei Gratia Award

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

The fourth annual Dei Gratia Award by the El Paso Diocese honored both the Daughters of Charity and the Sisters of Loretto. The award ceremony was at the El Paso Convention Center Sept. 20. Eileen Custy, who taught at Loretto Academy for many years, accepted the award on behalf of Loretto. Local Loretto members helped…

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Loretto Spotlight: We’re Proud of You, Escuela!

By Loretto Community / October 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Escuela de Guadalupe is a Spanish-English bilingual Catholic school in northwest Denver, founded in 1999. The concept for the school began in conversations among the Sisters of Loretto, the Jesuits, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and other local community members. Vicki Schwartz SL now leads the dual-language, multi-cultural elementary school as interim president. She is…

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Foundation for Diocese of El Paso Honors Sisters of Loretto with Fourth Annual Dei Gratia Award

By Loretto Community / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

(Material courtesy of the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso) Sisters of Loretto Honored by the Catholic Foundation with 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award Oct. 2, 2018 The Sisters of Loretto were honored as the recipients of the 4th Annual Dei Gratia Award during the 12th Annual Foundation of Faith Dinner on Thursday, September…

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Reading Enrichment by and for Greater Loretto

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Angela Bianco and Kay Carlew It all began with a good idea and a question — why don’t we …? And then it came together. Kay Carlew did her capable networking and the Loretto City Council made the Senior Center available three mornings a week; the City Council approved monies for snacks; Corwin’s flooring…

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I Will Go – To Ghana

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Stacy Fitzwater “Madam, Madam!” Children ages 5 to 15 clamored for our attention. Come, play on the dirt field. Come, ride my bike, see my classroom, walk to the water hole. Welcome, we are glad you are here! As we stepped foot into Kpaachiyili village in Ghana for the first time, my five traveling…

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20 Groups Receive Loretto Ministry Fund Grants

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Earlier this year, the Loretto Executive Committee designated $50,000 to be allocated to projects or programs in which Loretto Community members are involved. Community members were invited to submit proposals. In all, 23 Community members requested funding for 20 groups or projects. We funded all the projects, and checks were mailed in June. We were…

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