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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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Buffy Boesen SL, longtime president of Loretto Academy in El Paso, passes the baton to Academy graduate

By Loretto Community / July 1, 2022 /
Buffy Boesen SL

The goodness I have experienced here is a font of endless joy and energy for me. Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen For more than 22 years Mary E. “Buffy” Boesen SL…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Marian (formerly Sister Marian Joseph) McAvoy SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 30, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Marian (formerly Sister Marian Joseph) McAvoy died June 30 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky., in the company of many of the Community. Marian would have been…

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Carrying seeds of love to Peru & Chile

By Loretto Community / June 30, 2022 /
A nun in habit poses for a photo with a Chilean family in this archival photo

In 1964, two years after Colegio Loretto opened in La Paz, Bolivia, a Loretto house opened in Tacna, a city in the Andean foothills of southern Peru. In these photos,…

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Loretto Jubilarians: Faithful to the Gospel & Dedicated to Loving God’s People (Part 2)

By Loretto Community / June 24, 2022 /
List of names of people celebrating jubilees in 2022

How we spend our days is, after all, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard The Gospel text for Sunday, June 26, tells the story of the disciples of Jesus…

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Spotlight Video: Eva Marie Salas SL and Lupe Arciniega SL

By Loretto Community / June 23, 2022 /

This year, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of Colegio Loretto in La Paz, Bolivia. Eva Marie Salas SL and Lupe Arciniega SL are still in…

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Loretto Jubilarians: Faithful to the Gospel & Dedicated to Loving God’s People

By Loretto Community / June 21, 2022 /
List of names of people celebrating jubilees in 2022

“The vocation to be a Sister of Loretto shows itself in a spirit of courage and generosity, marked by a trust in God, ingenuity and self-reliance, made firm by a…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Angela Bianco SL

By Loretto Community / June 18, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Angela Bianco died peacefully June 18, 2022, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was 78 and in the 38th year of her life as a Sister of Loretto. Angela wrote…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Louise ‘Billie’ Vandover SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 12, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Mary Louise “Billie” Vandover SL, died Sunday morning, June 12, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Ky., in the company of close friends, including Marie Lourde Steckler…

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Loretto’s Years in Arkansas, 1838-1845

By Susanna Pyatt / June 7, 2022 /
Black and white archival photo of a white wooden church with a bell tower and dark roof. Headstones can be seen in the foreground.

Despite the fact that Loretto established three different schools in Arkansas, they all vie for some of the shortest-lived Loretto houses. None lasted more than four years. They were all…

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Buffy’s Retirement on the Horizon

By Jane German CoL / May 25, 2022 /
Buffy Boesen SL sits back in a chair with hands clasped holding a phone. She's wearing a blue shirt and glasses.

As the 2021-2022 school year at Loretto Academy in El Paso ends, Mary Beth (Buffy) Boesen is retir­ing as president. She came for the 2000-2001 school year as interim president,…

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Remembrance of the Life of Gabriel Mary Hoare SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / May 1, 2022 /

Loretto Sister Gabriel Mary Hoare died early morning May 1 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in the company of the nursing staff. Gabe, as she was affectionately known, was 93…

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Loretto Community members’ passion for education helps Escuela bloom

By Loretto Community / April 26, 2022 /
Black-and-white photo of two women looking over a female student's shoulder at her computer screen.

Susan Swain SL By Marlene Spero SL Susan Swain SL was a gifted teacher and administrator who brought to Escuela years of innovative elementary school teaching. Susan was skilled in…

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