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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Loretto members share reflections from the desert Southwest

By Loretto Community / April 16, 2024 /
Jane German snaps a selfie with blooming cactus and a stone wall.

The Sisters of Loretto came to the desert areas of the West to offer education and faith development in Loretto schools for children from diverse backgrounds, cultures and economic levels.…

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Q & A with Sr. Eleanor Craig, an ‘ordinary’ Loretto with an interest in history

By Loretto Community / April 12, 2024 /

Originally posted by National Catholic Reporter on April 11, 2024 Loretto Sr. Eleanor Craig describes herself as “smart and assertive” at a healthy 81 years old.  After serving as an…

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Local Kentucky Family Gets Water

By Mary Ann McGivern SL / April 10, 2024 /
An older woman with white hair stands in the doorway of a shed holding a broom looking at the camera.

Judy Popp, who lives at the Motherhouse, started working with a local dad and his daughters, 11 and 14, last September to get them water. They live in a trailer…

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Remembrance of the Life of Loretto Sister Ann (formerly Sister Michael Ann) Skeffington

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 28, 2024 /

Loretto Sister Ann Skeffington died peacefully March 28, 2024, at the Loretto Living Center, Loretto Motherhouse, Nerinx, Ky. She was 88 and in the 69th year of her religious commitment. She was born…

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Catholic Sisters Week honors all women religious!

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2024 /
Women in winter coats stand outside a large building, holding signs in protest of the war in Gaza.

The Constitutions of the Sisters of Loretto “direct us to praise and minister in Jesus name. Grounded by our roots, enlightened by the Gospel and the Council, we are free…

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Reflections from the Lenten Prayer Service for Peace

By Loretto Community / March 6, 2024 /

Last week, Feb. 28, the Motherhouse Community and friends organized a public prayer service in front of Senator Mitch McConnell’s office. Here are photos, quotes and press from the event.…

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Public Lenten prayer service held in Louisville for Peace in Palestine, Israel

By Loretto Community / March 4, 2024 /

Published by the Courier Journal on February 28, 2024 More than 50 people came to the Federal Courthouse for a Lenten Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel on Wednesday,…

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A lifelong dream comes true

By Eleanor Craig SL / March 1, 2024 /
A black and white headshot picture of a woman with short, light-colored hair and oval-framed glasses smiling brightly wearing a white and floral patterned shirt in front of a plain background.

It was Aug. 15, 1980, and a novice was pronouncing her first vows at Loretto Motherhouse as so many had done before her, except … the ceremony was held in…

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Loretto pioneers of education in the West

By Loretto Community / February 20, 2024 /
Sepia toned photo of a college building surrounded by trees. A Celtic cross graces the building's tower.

Loretto Heights College The bodies of 62 Sisters of Loretto who had been buried in the cemetery at Loretto Heights College in Denver were moved to a new resting place…

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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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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Pauline (formerly Sister Mary Agnesetta) Albin SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / February 18, 2024 /

Loretto Sister Pauline (formerly Sister Mary Agnesetta) Albin died Feb. 18 at the Loretto Living Center in Nerinx, Ky. Pauline had been accompanied by many Community members in her final…

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A Loretto mindset: Young at heart!

By Loretto Community / January 1, 2024 /
Shadows of three camels and their riders stretch across the desert sand.

To start out the new year, Loretto asked members the following: Whom do you think of within Loretto when you hear the phrase “young at heart?” Follow us on Facebook…

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