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Each member of the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is “co-responsible for creating a community which is beneficial for all; for maturing in adult faith and effective ministry,..; and for making use of opportunities which add new depth to our formation in Christ.” Learn more about the Sisters of Loretto.

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Sister Gabriel Mary’s Artwork

By Susanna Pyatt / November 29, 2022 /
A smiling woman stands in a silkscreening workshop, holding up a beautiful print of pinks, reds and white.

Guess which artist is most represented in the Loretto Heritage Center? Sister Gabriel Mary Hoare! We have over 70 works by her in the collections here. People who have been…

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Maribah Departs to Chicago With Blessings

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2022 /
Blessings To Maribah Ishaq As She Prepares To Depart To Chicago

As readers of Interchange know, Maribah has now entered the Inter-Congregational Collaborative Novitiate in Chicago. She visited Loretto locales before making the journey to Chicago. An interesting, attractive, intelligent young…

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Generations of Excellence

By Loretto Community / October 10, 2022 /

Published by The Montgomery Independent on Oct 4, 2022 Times are hard…our school is learning to navigate a new normal amid a pandemic. War and civil unrest are too close…

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Loretto’s Carbon Reduction Fund Helps Support Earth’s Restoration

By Loretto Community / October 10, 2022 /
Woman with short, white curly hair and a yellow bandana pauses while weeding to smile for a photo.

In “All We Can Save,” Katharine Wilkinson and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson write, “To address our climate emergency, we must rapidly, radically reshape society. We need every solution and every solver.…

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St. Mary’s and Loretto Heights Sisters Moved to Mt. Olivet Cemetery

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / October 1, 2022 /
“Operation Sacred Rescue”-The Exhumation Process

M. Josefina Ortiz (1861-1896) was the first sister to be buried in the Loretto Heights Convent Cemetery, in Feb. 1896. Rita Therese DuBor (1909-1969) was the last to be buried,…

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Loretto in New Mexico – the journey continues!

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /
Three women sit together on a bench while four women stand behind them, arms about each other.

Travel for the Sisters of Loretto to Santa Fe, N.M., in the late 1800s was a sacred journey. The Sisters were hopeful, tired, joyful and scared. Travel to a new…

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The Importance of Education: Loretto Ph.Ds.* Past and Present

By Loretto Community / August 29, 2022 /
A triptych sculpture displays habited sisters teaching and serving children.

I Am the Way, the constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto, has always had as the spirit of the “Institute” the mandate to find joy and excellence in the mission…

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‘Operation Sacred Rescue’: Remains of 62 Loretto Sisters from Loretto Heights Cemetery Reinterred

By Loretto Community / August 24, 2022 /
Amidst rows of wooden caskets, a woman bends down to lay a flower on top of one.

A memorial Mass and recommittal service for 62 Sisters of Loretto, formerly buried at Loretto Heights Cemetery took place Aug. 22, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Lee Murphy (formerly Sister Marie Dolores Phillips) SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / August 24, 2022 /

Sister Mary Lee Murphy (formerly Sister Marie Dolores Phillips) SL died Aug. 24 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 93 and in the 74th year of her life as a…

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‘Gentlemen, if you take the house, you will have to take the sisters also!’

By Loretto Community / August 1, 2022 /
Photo of road sign reading "Pancratia St" with historic Pancratia Hall in the background

With the discovery of gold on the banks of Cherry Creek in Denver in 1864, the Sisters of Loretto in Santa Fe, N.M., were asked by Father Joseph Projectus Machebeuf…

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Loretto Roots: Loretto’s Involvement with Enslaved Persons and Educating Indigenous Children

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2022 /
Colorful banner featuring these words from Unamuno's quote "to remain silent is to lie." Banner by Robert Strobridge CoL

We cannot go back, we can only go forward,in a cyclical manner.” Kylan Jacobs, Osage Nation Loretto President Barbara Nicholas SL assigned Annie Stevens SL and Libby Comeaux CoL a…

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Loretto Members Share Talents, Enriching Lives of Others & Themselves

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /
A woman in a sunhat, sun glasses and shorts leans in with a smile over a burgeoning garden.

The love of God prompts the choices we make as members of Loretto. This love is experienced in us as an action of grace to which we personally respond. “Each…

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