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Motherhouse

“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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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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May peace prevail…

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2023 /
An outdoor ceremony event on a sunny day with large green trees and a big brick building in the background. Many attendees are standing, some are in wheel chairs, and two women in wheelchairs have neon pink papers and a microphone.
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Motherhouse altar moved

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2023 /
A newly renovated altar space with light grey carpet, white brick walls, and wooden furniture and a large cross.
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Breaking bread with our brothers

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2023 /
A woman with short, grey hair and glasses, wearing a blue shirt standing up conversing with a table of men eating a meal in an indoor cafeteria.

At a recent Motherhouse Aesthetic Committee meeting, someone asked, what can we do for our roofers? The roofers were, of course, the crew of young men from Guatemala and Mexico…

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Fun for all at the Ag Bash: An interview with Angela Rakes

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2023 /
A large green tractor in a bright green field on a clear blue-sky day. The tractor has an arm extended to its left, where a banner stating, "Welcome to the Ag Bash" is displayed over a gravel pathway.

By Eleanor Craig and Angela Rakes At Loretto Motherhouse on Aug. 12, more than 500 people gathered over a four-hour period to enjoy the outdoors with their children at an…

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Second Annual Ag Bash

By Loretto Community / August 16, 2023 /

On Aug. 12 the Loretto Motherhouse held our second annual Ag. Bash. Big tents were set up in the field right before Mary’s Lake. Community members packed 300 children’s goodie…

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Back-to-School Ag Bash

By Loretto Community / August 9, 2023 /
Children playing with grain filled kiddie pools in a parking lot.

Join us for the 2nd annual Back-to-School Ag Bash at the Loretto Motherhouse! This is a family-friendly community event with a variety of free kids’ activities. There will be a…

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Preciously repurposed

By Loretto Community / August 8, 2023 /

Published by The Oldham Era on July 28, 2023 “A Crestwood artist has been chosen for a summer residency that will have her painting at the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx.…

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Book reading by author and teacher Sarah Hoeynck

By Loretto Community / June 27, 2023 /

Sarah Hoeynck, who runs the film and media program at Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis, Mo., will be reading from her new book, A Sisterhood on Fire, at…

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Piano Concert by In-Ae Ha at the Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / June 26, 2023 /

The latest in the Loretto Motherhouse concert series, In-Ae Ha will present a piano performance on Sunday, July 2, at 3:30pm ET. The concert will take place in the Church…

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The award-winning Infirmary is now Loretto Living Center at Loretto Motherhouse

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
Three short-haired women mingle at an outdoor table under an umbrella on a sunny day.

The Loretto Infirmary, now called Loretto Living Center at Loretto Motherhouse, continues the award-winning standard of providing holistic care that promotes comfort, security and dignity in a homelike environment. The…

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Loretto protects generous swath of land at the Motherhouse in Kentucky

By Loretto Community / June 19, 2023 /
Clouds glow pink and orange in a navy sky, as a house and trees are silhouetted against the fading glow of dusk.

The Loretto Community has long been committed to caring for Earth Barbara Nicholas SL, president of the Loretto Community The Loretto Community has entered into an agreement with Bluegrass Land…

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