St. Louis

The “Gateway to the West,” St. Louis was an early foundation of the Loretto Community. One of its first missions outside of Kentucky, St. Louis remains a focal point of Loretto life and mission.

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Loretto congratulates Nerinx Hall on being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awardee

By Loretto Community / May 6, 2024 /

Congratulations to Nerinx Hall! Loretto congratulates Nerinx Hall High School, which has been selected as a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School (ED-GRS), marking a significant milestone in…

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New research unearths first black student at Webster University; long before other colleges

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2024 /

Published by Total Information AM on February 22, 2024 Webster University Professor Annie Stevens, and DEI Associate Vice President Vincent Flewellen join Debbie and Scott in studio talking about how…

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A St. Louis Christmas

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2024 /
Four women, two sitting and two standing smiling together for a group picture indoors in front of a lit Christmas tree.

In St. Louis, several Community members came together to celebrate.

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‘What about the girls?’: Marian Middle School is Loretto’s answer

By Loretto Community / January 29, 2024 /
The quote "What about the girls?" is displayed above Marian Middle School sports and school uniforms and a graduation gown.

The question that began the project that is now called Marian Middle School was asked by Loretto Sister Nancy Wittwer, “What about the girls?” The answer to that question is…

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Loretto celebrates collaborative work with St. Louis artist and teacher Rudy Torrini

By Loretto Community / October 9, 2023 /
Rudy Torrini stands over a large stone statue laying on the ground. Heavy straps lay about the statue and a workman stands off to one side.

The Loretto Community celebrates the creative minds and hearts of its members. Our authors, poets, sculptors, artists and craftspeople enhance the life of the Community and the wider world with…

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Schools founded by Sisters of Loretto carry on Loretto’s tradition of excellence

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
A large group of Nerinx Hall High School seniors in their white graduation caps and gowns throwing their caps in the air in celebration.

Nerinx Hall High School, Missouri Loretto Academy, Texas St. Mary’s Academy, Colorado Webster University, Missouri I am grateful for the strong example of Loretto women who created and led thisinstitution…

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Loretto education since 1812: A tradition of excellence

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
An old sepia toned photo of students studying in a library in front tall bookshelves.

By Carolyn Dunbar, Loretto Magazine editor, 2008-2018, originally published in summer 2010 History relates that at Hardin’s Creek in Kentucky in early 1812, 30-year-old Mary Rhodes began teaching her brother’s…

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Educating Girls for Life at Marian Middle School in St. Louis

By Barbara Roche SL / September 22, 2023 /
Marian Middle School students (wearing dark blue uniforms) spend time with graduates (wearing their current high school uniforms).

Coming to Marian as a student, you learn that it’s an investment in yourself. Marian extends their love to you in middle school, high school, college and even beyond. Marian…

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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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Toxic Contamination of Water Sources Poses Long-Term Hazards to American Communities and Environment

By Loretto Community / April 13, 2023 /

Originally posted by The Tablet on April 12, 2023 To understand how Catholics are responding to water pollution in their communities, OSV News spoke with advocates and agencies in Philadelphia,…

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Winter to Spring: Nerinx Hall Loretto Circle Meditation

By Roberta Hudlow SL / April 1, 2023 /
A deep blue sky shows through ice-covered tree branches

We entered a room with a warm fireplace blazing; the ambiance was comforting and there was tea and hot chocolate to also please the body. This was the beginning of…

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Marian Middle School Grateful for the Backpack Drive

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /
Two school girls smiling and displaying new school supplies in their classroom.

By Pearl Sheve, Assistant to the Development Team of Marian Middle School, St. Louis “Girls, please take out your notebook, pen, markers and folder for our next activity.” This request…

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