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 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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Standing on the Shoulders of the Ones Who Came Before Us

By Mary Nelle Gage SL / June 1, 2022 /
7 men and women, gathered for prayer, in the autumn.

On April 25 we gathered in the Loretto Heights cemetery in Denver to celebrate Loretto’s Foundation Day and honor “the ones who came before us.” Attendees included several sisters of…

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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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Imagine a new future

By JoAnn Gates / April 24, 2022 /

By JoAnn Gates CoL and Cathy Mueller SL What lens can we find together to imagine and to work our way into a hopeful, peaceful future? Elaine Prevallet SL Sister…

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Catholic Sisters Week: Common Faith in Christ Unites Women Religious

By Loretto Community / March 7, 2022 /
Three women smile in front of a wall of historical photos

In 1967, Sister Mary Luke Tobin, then Superior General of the Sisters of Loretto, wrote the Community a letter explaining the new Constitutions – I Am the Way. All of…

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Love Is the Way!

By Loretto Community / February 14, 2022 /
Watercolor heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! Loretto sends a Valentine to you!                            There is only one message from God to us, and here it is: “I love…

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Angela Mary (formerly Sister Stephen Mary) Murphy SL

By Eleanor Craig SL / January 16, 2022 /

Angela Mary Murphy was born in Sterling, Ill., the daughter of Stephen Andrew Murphy and Genevieve Angela Potts.  Angie was very proud that her great grandfather, Henry Potts, was a…

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