“Our Old Kentucky Home” – The Loretto Motherhouse is the heart of the Loretto Community. Located in Marion County, Ky., the site and the nearby town are named after our priest-founder Charles Nerinckx. Thousands of women entered the Community through its doors to follow God’s call of service. Today, it remains a home to our members, who gladly welcome visitors. Learn more about our Motherhouse.

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Mission: Motherhouse Land Contributes to Climate Solutions

By Susan Classen CoL / March 1, 2018 /
A picture looking up a tall tree with orange leaves surrounded by trees with green and yellow leaves signifies the beginning of fall.

I am intrigued by what I am learning about the role of land in mitigating climate change. Actually, challenged would be more accurate. I have been actively involved in fighting…

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How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2017 /
A class of young kids smiling brightly while displaying their tye-dye art projects with their three teachers indoors.

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…

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Loretto Motherhouse Hosts Succession Planning Discussion

By Kathy Wright SL / April 1, 2017 /

Eleven sisters who serve in administrative positions in LLBI, at the Motherhouse or in a sponsored ministry along with some of the younger vowed members gathered at the Motherhouse on…

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Irish Eyes are Smiling!

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2017 /
Short-haired woman with glasses smiling, wearing St. Patricks Day necklaces in a festive group dining room event.
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Fine Art Shows Feature Talent of Jeanne Dueber

By Loretto Community / March 31, 2017 /

By Mary Swain Jeanne Dueber won the Second Place Merit Award Feb. 25 in the Owensboro, Ky., Art Guild’s 55th Juried Exhibition. Forty-nine artists, each with one or two pieces,…

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Topical: Gift of Trust

By Donna Day SL / February 1, 2017 /
Woman in violet-blue shirt blessing another woman in polka-dot blouse.

“What we have to be is what we are. But being what we are requires love, gratitude, forgiveness, trust and living with the mystery that surrounds us in community. They…

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Could Loretto’s Mission Extend to a Woodland Burial Place?

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
Sunlit woods.

By Cecily Jones Could the desire of some Loretto Community members for a nature (“green”) burial in the Motherhouse woods develop into a new aspect of Loretto’s mission of reaching…

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Former Volunteers Reconnect at Loretto Motherhouse Retreat

By Loretto Community / November 1, 2016 /
A wide variety of individuals collect together for a group picture during a retreat.

Seventeen Loretto Volunteer Program alums participated in a retreat at the Motherhouse over Labor Day weekend. They traveled from diverse places, including New York, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Missouri and Connecticut.…

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Loretto Heritage Center Learns a Stunning Lesson About Mold

By Eleanor Craig SL / April 1, 2016 /

“To find mold in an archives building is like facing a tsunami, a hurricane and an earthquake all rolled into one disaster. When Archivist Eleanor Craig was summoned to the…

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