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

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2019 /

Congratulations to Webster University 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.…

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Webster University Honors Jane Peckham Stoever with the Loretto Award

By Loretto Community / December 2, 2019 /

The Loretto Award recognizes an alum of Webster University who carries on the community service and social values of the Sisters of Loretto, who founded the university in 1915. Jane Peckham Stoever is this year’s Loretto Award winner. Jane was a Sister of Loretto for 10 years. She taught English in Loretto schools and was…

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What’s Happening on the Nerinx Campus?

By Annie Stevens SL / December 2, 2019 /

Since the last residents of the St. Louis Loretto Center moved in 2017 and the property was sold to Nerinx Hall, many people have asked, “What’s happening on the Nerinx campus?” Over the past year, as plans for demolition of the Center building were completed, the Nerinx Board of Directors engaged in strategic planning for…

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Bonjour Delayed

By Mary Louise Denny SL / November 1, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

“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 /

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 /

(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 /

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 /

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 /

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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