El Paso

The high desert of the Southwest, El Paso, Texas, remains home to many Loretto members engaged in education, healthcare and service to those in need. In particular, we join with the local Church in responding to the growing needs of immigrant families.

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Schools founded by Sisters of Loretto carry on Loretto’s tradition of excellence

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
A large group of Nerinx Hall High School seniors in their white graduation caps and gowns throwing their caps in the air in celebration.

Nerinx Hall High School, Missouri Loretto Academy, Texas St. Mary’s Academy, Colorado Webster University, Missouri I am grateful for the strong example of Loretto women who created and led thisinstitution…

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100 years ago…

By Christina Manweller / September 22, 2023 /
Sepia toned photo of a large crowd in front of the Loretto Academy school building in El Paso during its opening in 1923.

Loretto Academy in El Paso opened its doors On the occasion of this important milestone, Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen SL writes: It’s hard to believe that 100 years have gone…

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Students find fulfillment and camaraderie volunteering at Loretto Motherhouse in Kentucky

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
Three girls join together and smile for a picture as they take a break from spreading mulch.

Students from Loretto Academy in El Paso, Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis and St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood, Colo., volunteered at the Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., for a…

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Loretto Justice Fellows begin justice journeys with partner organizations

By Loretto Community / August 28, 2023 /
Selfie of eight women of diverse ethnicity.

Loretto Justice Fellowship matches social work and pre-law students from the University of Texas-El Paso to social justice internships with El Paso-based partner organizations. These organizations are on the front…

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Loretto Academy celebrating centennial of creating ‘strong, independent women’

By Loretto Community / August 8, 2023 /

Published by on August 7, 2023 “EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Loretto Academy celebrated its centennial this year, marking 100 years since its founding by Mother Praxedes. “The Catholic…

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Loretto Academy, El Paso, lives out Laudato Si’ principles as Laudato Si’ school

By Loretto Community / July 28, 2023 /
Group shot of participants at a outside work day at Loretto Academy in El Paso, TX

On July 25, 2022, Loretto Academy in El Paso, Texas, in solidarity with the Loretto Community, signed on to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and took the first steps on…

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LoVos come together in support of migrants

By Annie Rosenkranz / July 6, 2022 /
Seven smiling people look down to the camera. A statue of the risen Christ on the cross towers above them in the clear blue sky.

Encuentro is Spanish for meeting, gathering, encounter — the act of coming together. For the Loretto Volunteer Program, our experience of encuentro at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso this…

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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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Welcome Nicole Cobb, Loretto Academy’s New President

By Mary E. (Buffy) Boesen SL / May 1, 2022 /
Two women posing and smiling brightly for a photo in front of a staircase.

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees of Loretto Academy has appointed our fifth president, Nicole Cobb. Nicole is a 2002 graduate of Loretto Academy and is…

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Mexicans Facing Border Issues with Resilience

By Loretto Community / May 7, 2021 /

By Daniela Martell Mendoza Editor’s note: Daniela is a senior at Loretto Academy. Buffy Boesen, her principal, asked her to write about the problems facing students today living in Ciudad…

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Loretto Volunteer’s heart is with those who suffer

By Annie Rosenkranz / February 21, 2021 /
A young woman in a mask sits at her desk in front of a laptop.

There is no justice to be found within the current system. It doesn’t give offenders a chance to excel once they exit the criminal justice system, and our country’s inadequate…

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Hope: The Very Heart of Loretto’s Mission

By Loretto Community / December 14, 2020 /

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah 61:1 tells us, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; God has sent me to bring glad…

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