Loretto Legacy

Loretto’s legacy of working for justice and acting for peace at the urging of the Gospel continues to be lived out in the work of today’s Loretto Community members and friends, Loretto-associated schools and their students, Loretto’s intentional investments, and its sponsorship of partner organizations.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging – a Loretto legacy

By Loretto Community / March 13, 2024 /
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These are the first rules that St. Mary’s Academy was founded on. … “No denomination is refused if willing to observe the rules of the school.” Which means that 160…

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Plans unveiled for Catholic Sisters’ Heritage Center in Cleveland

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2024 /

Originally posted by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on March 10, 2024 The Women’s Religious Archives Collaborative will establish a Heritage Center in Cleveland to preserve and celebrate the unique…

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Loretto’s Justice Fellowship: a bold, innovative leap of faith

By Annie Rosenkranz / February 20, 2024 /
Seven latina women smile for a group photo in a row.

The Loretto Justice Fellowship has taught me about community and how I can utilize my personal strengths to seek for justice in every way in my life. Larissa Meza, Loretto…

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Leadership of Loretto presidents guides Community ever forward

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2024 /
Five recent Loretto presidents pose for a photo.

Hurray! Congratulations! Thank you! In every Election Assembly that Loretto experiences, applause and cheers ring out following the election of a president. The work of the Holy Spirit woven into…

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Rediscovering Vada Lee Easter and the movement to desegregate Webster

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2024 /

Published on the Webster University News site on February 1, 2024 Saint Louis University (SLU) has long been credited as the first university in Missouri to desegregate. According to history…

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New ‘Pan Hall’ residents share their favorite Loretto connections

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / January 22, 2024 /
An historic, large brick building is profiled against the evening sky, lights twinkling brightly.

The Sisters of Loretto founded Loretto Heights College (LHC) in 1891 in Denver. As Loretto Heights College expanded, Pancratia Hall was built in 1930 by renowned Denver architect Henry Edbrooke…

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Loretto celebrates 211 years of community life, serving others

By Loretto Community / April 24, 2023 /
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Tracing ancestors has become a wonderful adventure for many families. Maps can fill a dining room table, with lines connecting each generation and often names of people family members have…

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Loretto Link Members Help Carry Forward Mission, Spirit of Loretto

By Loretto Community / March 27, 2023 /
A group of women post for a photo in front of a mural depicting leaders of the American Civil Rights movement.

Loretto Link is one of the newest organizations in Loretto. Its mission is “to carry forward the mission and spirit of Loretto in spiritual community with equal participation and voice…

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A rewarding visit to Shaker Village

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 1, 2023 /
Visitors enjoy a carriage ride through historic Shaker Village with a white horse.

Recently a small group from Loretto Motherhouse paid a neighborly visit to the site of one of Kentucky’s oldest religious communities. We sought wisdom from their experience, so like Loretto’s.…

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Loretto celebrates its New Mexico legacy

By Loretto Community / February 17, 2023 /
Two women lean in for a photo together.

Community members and friends gathered this past September to celebrate Loretto’s 170th anniversary of working and serving in New Mexico. “Our Lady of Light,” the painting donated to the Museum…

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Machebeuf Hall on Loretto Heights Campus to Become Commún Community Center

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2023 /

Published by Westword on January 27, 2023 When the Colorado Symphony hosted a community concert at the May Bonfils Stanton Theater at Loretto Heights in 2018, Margaret Brugger walked up…

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