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 Mission in Pakistan Empowers Other Women

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Cathy Mueller Our sisters in Pakistan — Maria Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Nasreen Daniel — are busy with several projects, all of which reflect the Loretto mission. Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM asked our sisters to take over St. Anthony School in Green Town, a poor section of Lahore. From 8 a.m. to 1:30…

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Education Continues at the Loretto Motherhouse Farm!

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2017 /

By Sharon Kassing Take a minute and conjure up a picture of that teacher who “captured” you: the one who with his/her enthusiasm and curiosity turned you on to an insight or a piece of knowledge which you hadn’t known before. For me, it was an art teacher in grade school, a biology teacher in…

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Interfaith Funeral of a Squirrel from Maria Daniel SL

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2017 /

Interfaith Funeral of a Squirrel From Maria Daniel SL It was Friday early morning, I was getting ready to go to school. I saw outside my window, some school students saying funeral prayer (Muslims) and Christian students were with them, too. Wondering what is going on, I started searching for the person who died and…

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LHC Honors Elaine Prevallet

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2017 /

By Martha Crawley The Spirit of Loretto Awards are given annually to outstanding alumnae, former faculty and staff of Loretto Heights College (LHC) in recognition of personal achievement, substantial contribution of service to others and a commitment to the promotion of social justice consistent with the traditions and mission of the Sisters of Loretto. Elaine…

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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2017 /

By Sofia Almanzan and Sofia Cortez, Loretto Academy students, El Paso The Motherhouse trip was an amazing experience. We realized that the reason we came home so amazed was because of the people that surrounded us on this trip. The teachers, the girls, the campers and most importantly the sisters all had an effect on…

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Loretto & Nerinx: In Good Company

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /

              By Annie Stevens and Donna Day Sixty people — members of the Loretto Community, Nerinx Hall faculty, students and board members — gathered in the Loretto Chapel for a prayer service April 24. Pearl McGivney welcomed everyone, speaking words of gratitude for the decades of excellent Loretto education…

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Loretto High School Alumnae Association Grants Support Loretto Values, Mission

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 /

By Barbara Nicholas Annually, the board of the Loretto High School Alumnae Association, following consultation with the members at the business meeting, awards small grants of up to $500 to sisters and co-members of Loretto to support projects in which they are involved in educational work or in activities that promote compassion, mercy, justice and…

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Loretto Explores Options to Preserve Loretto Heights Cemetery

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / June 1, 2017 /

For a century and a quarter the iconic tower of Loretto Heights has stood atop Sheridan Hill in southwest Denver. Sister Pancratia Bonfils, niece of Frederick Bonfils, founder of the Denver Post, purchased 40 acres to establish Loretto Heights Academy in 1888. Loretto Heights College (LHC) began in 1918, continuing until 1989 when the campus…

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Havern School — Fifty Years and Counting

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2017 /

By Marlene Spero The 2016-2017 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Havern School. Located in Littleton, Colo., Havern is a Loretto-founded-and-sponsored school that officially opened its doors in September 1966 to 24 learning- disabled students. On the faculty and staff were several Sisters of Loretto, two of whom had just returned…

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Sisters of Loretto to Sell St. Louis Loretto Center Property to Nerinx Hall

By Loretto Community / April 10, 2017 /

April 10, 2017 – The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross, in conjunction with Nerinx Hall Board of Directors, today announce that Loretto plans to sell its buildings and grounds at 590 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo., to Nerinx Hall, a Loretto-sponsored high school. The Loretto congregation and Nerinx currently are…

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