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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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Bonjour Delayed

By Mary Louise Denny SL / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

1973, Saigon, Vietnam, New Haven Nursery  A newborn, male, was dropped off at New Haven Nursery. Susan Carol McDonald was the director/nurse at New Haven. She logged the baby into the register that she kept, as she did with every child that lived at New Haven. “Name: Frank Antoine. Arrival February 6, 1973. From Allambie (another nursery…

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It’s a Banner Year for Webster University in St. Louis

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Congratulations to Webster for its best ranking ever in the 2020 US News and World Report Best Colleges. Out of all Missouri institutions in the Midwest University category, Webster was ranked first in St. Louis and third in the state. Many Loretto members know from experience the excellent academic success students achieve at Webster. 2019…

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Loretto Showers Volunteers with Necessities, Creative Gifts

By Claudia Calzetta SL / October 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you walked into any of the Loretto Volunteer gatherings in St. Louis, Denver or El Paso on Aug. 18 for the annual shower, you would have felt palpable energy, heard cheerful and sustained laughter and seen myriad wrapped multi-colored boxes and even some uniquely wrapped ecological gifts from the Denver Community. Showers: Community-building events…

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Nerinx Hall Dedicates Remodeled Library to Barbara Roche

By Donna Day SL / May 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

“The library of the 21st century is active, social, contextual and engaging.” – Dean of University Libraries Laura O. Reim March 7, 2019, marked a historic day in the life of Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis. The school honored past President Barbara Roche by dedicating the newly remodeled Nerinx library to her in gratitude…

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Nerinx Hall Celebrates Shared Past and Deeply-linked Future with Loretto

By Annie Stevens SL / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the 257th birthday of Charles Nerinckx, Oct. 2 of this year, the St. Louis Loretto Community and more than 600 students and faculty of Nerinx Hall gathered to celebrate our shared past and our deeply-linked future. Beginning with an all-school Mass in the gym, Loretto spirit was clearly woven through the day of activities,…

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Loretto and Friends Take Part in Nuns on the Bus Tour

By Claudia Calzetta SL / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

(Photos courtesy of Claudia Calzetta SL)

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Making Movies: Loretto Captures Closings of Three Beloved Locations

By Eleanor Craig SL / June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Using high-flying drones, video and still cameras, interviews, photos and documents from the Loretto Heritage Center, Neil Tucker and I have been making movies about the closings of three well-loved Loretto places: the St. Louis Loretto Center, Nazareth Hall in El Paso and the Denver Loretto Center. All three buildings were erected at virtually the…

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St. Louis Climate Summit Summary

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Beth Blissman attended one day of the three-day St. Louis Climate Summit with Roberta Hudlow. It was an enriching experience filled with academic analysis and fresh, local food. The highlight for Beth was meeting U.N. Human Rights champion 17-year-old Kehkashan Basu, founder of the Green Hope Foundation. She energized the crowd, reminding all that “in…

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Portrait of Dr. Ann Manganaro SL To Hang at Nerinx Hall

By Loretto Community / December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

A beautifully framed copy of the portrait titled “Sister Ann” was presented to the student body of Nerinx Hall following an all-school Mass Dec. 8 at the Loretto-sponsored all-girls Catholic high school in Webster Groves. Accepting the gift on behalf of Nerinx were the school’s president John Gabriel and principal Molly Grumich. The portrait was…

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Loretto & Nerinx: In Good Company

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

              By Annie Stevens and Donna Day Sixty people — members of the Loretto Community, Nerinx Hall faculty, students and board members — gathered in the Loretto Chapel for a prayer service April 24. Pearl McGivney welcomed everyone, speaking words of gratitude for the decades of excellent Loretto education…

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Ritual Honors Closing of St. Louis Center

By Loretto Community / May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Donna Day It is true … Community happened here … mission happened here … hospitality happened here … love happened here. “It is true — the doors of the past, which opened onto their own special blessings, encourage us to open the doors of the present and the future.” Mary Luke Tobin did not…

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Sisters of Loretto to Sell St. Louis Loretto Center Property to Nerinx Hall

By Loretto Community / April 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

April 10, 2017 – The Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross, in conjunction with Nerinx Hall Board of Directors, today announce that Loretto plans to sell its buildings and grounds at 590 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo., to Nerinx Hall, a Loretto-sponsored high school. The Loretto congregation and Nerinx currently are…

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