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Two hundred years and counting! Loretto has responded to the call of God to serve God’s people. From children to adults, from elementary to graduate-level education, from eldercare to advocacy for the homelessness and underserved, Loretto has left its mark on the world as it seeks to “work for justice and act for peace.” Learn more about the history of Loretto.

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Like Trees, Loretto’s Deep Roots Thrive in Denver and Beyond

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2018 /

By Cathy Mueller Trees speak a lot about our lives, our growth, our rootedness. When I look at the grounds around Loretto Center in Denver, I am surprised and humbled…

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Making Movies: Loretto Captures Closings of Three Beloved Locations

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 1, 2018 /

Using high-flying drones, video and still cameras, interviews, photos and documents from the Loretto Heritage Center, Neil Tucker and I have been making movies about the closings of three well-loved…

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The Sisters of Loretto and the Great Flood of 1937

By Loretto Community / May 24, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson Sister Nerinckx Blincoe SL, Superior of Loretto High School in Louisville, found herself in a predicament on Saturday, January 23, 1937. The Ohio River was flooding at…

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A Tribute to Nazareth Living Center

By Loretto Community / May 16, 2018 /

It is with mixed emotions that the Loretto Executive Committee announces that on April 1 the sale of Nazareth Hall was finalized. We honor the many years of service by…

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Loretto in Taos

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 10, 2018 /

The late August numbers of the Taos newspapers in 1913 carried the following, in Spanish and in English: GOLDEN JUBILEEThe Sisters of Loretto Spend Half a Century in Taos, New…

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Our First Registered Nurse

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2018 /

By Katie Santa Ana While the Sisters of Loretto are well known for the hundreds of teachers in their history, many Sisters also chose medical professions. While Sisters of Loretto…

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Agnesetta Reid’s Only Solace

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson For today’s LOREtto blog post, I’d like to highlight the life of Sister Agnesetta Reid SL, whose personal papers I recently processed in the Archives. Though Agnesetta’s…

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Loretto History Through Comics

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson Throughout their 200-year history, Lorettos have seen the importance of sharing their past. Numerous Sister of Loretto have used their writing talents to record the history of…

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Our Second Archivist, M. Matilda Barrett

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2018 /

By Katie Santa Ana In June of 1968, author Paul Horgan wrote to Sister Mary Luke Tobin SL: “I have never forgotten the kindness and generosity of my reception at…

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“A small spot of land …” (Part 1)

By Loretto Community / February 22, 2018 /

By Betty Lyn Parker The Heritage Center has a beautifully conserved print of Little Loretto, the original home of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross.  My…

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Imelda Wallace and Old Mrs. Sullivan’s Curse

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2018 /

By Laurel Wilson As I process the personal papers that sisters donated to the archives, I learn about the varied lives and careers that Sisters of Loretto have had. One…

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Loretto Honors Denver Center’s Legacy

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / February 1, 2018 /

More than 100 Loretto Community members and friends, celebrated the 53-year legacy of the Denver Loretto Center on Dec. 8, 2017. Father Marty Lally concelebrated the Loretto feast day Mass…

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