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 Academy Celebrates the Renovation of St. Joseph Chapel

By Loretto Community / June 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Katie Martinez Photos by Ale Saldana A beautiful homily was given at the April 25 dedication Mass by Loretto Academy Chaplain Father Ed Roden-Lucero at the April 25 chapel dedication Mass. St. Joseph’s Chapel is the crown jewel of the Loretto Academy campus in El Paso. The very first Mass held in the chapel…

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St. Vincent De Paul, Denver, Recognizes Women Religious

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Cathy Mueller Loretto was invited to attend an assembly at St. Vincent de Paul School in Denver to recognize the years of service given there by religious communities: Sisters of Loretto, 58 years; Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 10 years; and Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, 20 years. Mary Nelle Gage, Cathy Mueller,…

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‘I Love My St. Albert School’

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Painting in St. Albert High School in Faisalabad, Pakistan, started in December 2015, with a hoped-for finish by Jan. 15. However, because of heavy fog, it was delayed. The painting was finished at the end of February. After the painting, a little girl brought this poem in Urdu to Nasreen Daniel, who had tears in…

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Pakistan Committee Showcases Loretto Values at Loretto Academy, El Paso, and St. Albert School, Faisalabad

By Loretto Community / March 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Lovett The Pakistan Committee often has its yearly meeting in Denver, but this year the members of the committee agreed to meet in El Paso, Texas, for its annual weekend gathering Jan. 8-10. The purpose of this change was to facilitate a presentation about St. Albert School to third through 12th grade…

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Bridging Time and Space: Studying Loretto History in Denver with Teachers in St. Louis

By Loretto Community / February 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

  By Regina Drey Right after the Assembly I started to read Joan Campbell’s Loretto: An Early American Congregation in the Antebellum South. I was fascinated. Her depth of research, accessible writing style, rich appendices and the commitment of friends — Barbara Ann Barbato, Rose Colley, Ceciliana Skees and Annie Stevens — to bring the…

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Kansas City Academy Celebrates 30 Years of Service, Honors Several Loretto Members at May 30 event

By Loretto Community / June 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Updated June 16, 2015 By Kathy Baldwin-Heitman On Saturday, May 30th, the Kansas City Academy celebrated its 30th year. Established in 1984, and based on the Philosophy Statement created at its predecessor school, Loretto in Kansas City, Kansas City Academy (KCA) was founded as an intentionally small, independent middle and high school. Many former teachers,…

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Escuela de Guadalupe, Denver: Sister Susan Swain Service Day 2015

By Loretto Community / June 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

Escuela de Guadalupe School in Denver celebrated Sister Susan Swain Service Day this past April. Now in its fourth year, the day honors the spirit of servant leadership of one of the school’s founders and longest-serving trustees. This year students, parents, staff and faculty volunteered their time with several organizations, including Bessie’s Hope, RAFT, Denver…

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Webster University to Honor Barbara Ann Barbato

By Loretto Community / March 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

For her lifelong work as an educator, Barbara Ann Barbato, Ph.D., will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Pedagogy at Webster’s 2015 commencement ceremonies. She joined Webster’s History Department as a faculty member in 1963, earning her doctorate in Modern European History and Asian Studies from St. Louis University in 1964. A pioneer in education…

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Check Out This SMA Blog

By Loretto Community / March 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

Regina Drey, historian/director of Loretto projects for St. Mary’s Academy in Denver, writes a weekly blog about SMA history as part of the school’s 150th anniversary. Check it out at .

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Loretto Celebrates Webster University Centennial Year

By Loretto Community / February 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

By Annie Stevens “Picture a rear view mirror and a windshield — both needed to navigate where you are going.” This image inspired Mary Louise Denny, Barbara Ann Barbato and I to propose a Founders’ Progressive Dinner to celebrate the first day of the 100th year of Webster University on Nov. 1, 2014. On that…

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Webster University Honors Loretto During Its Centennial Celebration Year

By Loretto Community / December 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

More than 75 Webster University faculty, students, and alums — and about a dozen Loretto members — attended the Founders’ Progressive Dinner, hosted by Loretto in St. Louis on Nov. 1 to celebrate the beginning of the Webster Centennial year.  A special highlight of the evening were video interviews with Sisters at the Motherhouse who “progressed” with diners through…

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Webster University Marks First Century

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

By Annie Stevens SL The Loretto story in Missouri began in 1823, when Sisters established a school in Perryville. Father Charles Nerinckx came to visit, a reunion cut short by his death in August 1824. Inspired by their founder to instruct and assist all who came to their door, Loretto Sisters opened more schools in Missouri. By…

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