Global Loretto

Uganda, France, England, Haiti, the Netherlands, Bolivia, Nicaragua – places in the world where Loretto learns, serves and carries its mission forward. We also partner with two Sister Communities abroad, the Holy Family Sisters in Guatemala and the Daughters of the Most Blessed Trinity in Ghana. Learn more about our mission to reach out beyond boundaries.

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Loretto’s mission work takes many forms around the world

By Loretto Community / October 23, 2023 /
A group of adult Vietnamese adoptees pose for a photo with the Sister of Loretto who served at the orphanage in Vietnam.

Father Charles Nerinckx, priest-founder of the Sisters of Loretto, once wrote, “Imitate the burning zeal of Jesus and Mary.” His words to our early sisters and to us today carry…

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Loretto at the UN Celebrates the International Day of the Girl

By Loretto Community / October 12, 2023 /

This past week we celebrated the International Day of the Girl (#IDG2023)! Amidst the ongoing global conflict and natural disasters, it was a welcome break to take a moment to…

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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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Reaching Out in Love to Ghana’s Rural Poor: The FST Rural Ministry

By Loretto Community / September 20, 2023 /
Young FST sisters smiling wearing green squiggly Trinity cloth, which forms part of a habit.

By Sister Frances Emily Owusu-Ansah CoL One of the ways through which we, the Daughters of the Most Holy Trinity (also known as FST sisters), share God’s love with the…

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Vietnamese Adoptee Reunion

By Loretto Community / August 23, 2023 /

In May 1973, 28-year-old Susan Carol McDonald SL arrived in Vietnam to work with Rosemary Taylor, an Australian nurse who had been caring for orphans and arranging for their adoptions…

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Help for Haiti

By Kathy Wright SL / June 19, 2023 /

I made my first trip to Haiti with Fonkoze USA in 2002. Loretto had been involved with Fonkoze through loans to its loan fund. Haitians’ faith, hope and perseverance under…

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‘Ti Pa, Ti Pa Na Rive!’ Little by Little, We Will Continue! Resourceful Haitians Put One Foot in Front of the Other

By Christina Manweller / June 19, 2023 /
A black and white image of a large group of people in head dresses smiling around a banner in a house that reads, "Ti pa, ti pa na rive!" Little by little, we will continue.

By Christina Manweller with Barbara Wander CoL The Little Sisters have 42 missions across Haiti that include schools, clinics, hospitals, orphanages, centers for the elderly, agriculture centers and professional centers.…

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Visiting Loretto in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
A short-haired woman in a blue shall stands holding hands with young school children outside on a sunny day.

Anna Koop SL and Mary Ann McGivern SL recently visited the Loretto Community in Pakistan for seven weeks. Anna and Mary Ann wrote colorful and informative missives to keep the…

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Loretto Members Worldwide Respond to Climate Change Crisis

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2023 /
A large group of people pose for a group photo, with a crucifix visible in the background and the center person holding a plaque with the header "Bluegrass Land Conservancy."

Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our…

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Loretto in Bolivia: Planting seeds for compassionate change

By Christina Manweller / July 1, 2022 /
Archival photo of a three story building with gabeled wings at both ends of the building.

“We are in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, in a beautiful valley with an imposing mountain, the Illimani, which is the guardian of the city and at the same…

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Carrying seeds of love to Peru & Chile

By Loretto Community / June 30, 2022 /
A nun in habit poses for a photo with a Chilean family in this archival photo

In 1964, two years after Colegio Loretto opened in La Paz, Bolivia, a Loretto house opened in Tacna, a city in the Andean foothills of southern Peru. In these photos,…

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50 years later: ‘The seeds have grown into strong, tall trees …’

By Loretto Community / June 30, 2022 /
Black and white photo of an elementary school class photo

We are daughters of Colegio Loretto; the seeds you planted in us are multiplying in our sons and daughters and our grandsons and granddaughters. From a presentation prepared by the…

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