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The Loretto Heritage
The Loretto Schools and Loretto College Residence are an important part of the IBVM (Loretto) heritage in Canada. IBVM sisters were known for their excellence in education as well as their commitment to Christian formation. Loretto continues to actively foster an ongoing relationship with those schools which began as Loretto Schools and are now Catholic Secondary Schools. IBVM (Loretto) also seeks to nurture a continuing relationship with those Catholic Separate schools where there was a strong Loretto presence in the past, as well with the schools that bear our name or that of our founder Mary Ward.
Loretto Alumnae Association
Learn more about the Loretto Alumnae Association and get updates on news and activities. Visit their website at www.lorettoalumnae.ca
Staying connected with IBVM
Loretto Sisters value the relationship with past pupils and alumnae. We hope you will consider staying connected with the Loretto family by learning more about current IBVM (Loretto) mission initiatives here in Canada and world wide. To learn more about Loretto worldwide visit our general website at www.ibvm.org
- Melissa Gibson, representing the Alumnae of Loretto College Residence, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Carmen Diston, IBVM Province Leader and Margaret O’Keefe IBVM, Loretto College Community Coordinator, at the Loretto Day Celebrations in January of 2006.
- Loretto College Residence 70 St Mary St. Toronto Ontario.
- Loretto Abbey School is now a Catholic Secondary School. You may visit the school webpage at the Toronto Catholic District School Board Website
- Our Lady’s Grotto, situated on the grounds of Loretto Abbey is a favorite spot for Loretto Abbey sisters and past pupils.
- Loretto College School is now a Catholic Secondary School. A new facility for this school has recently been built at 121 Rosemount Avenue, Toronto. You may visit the school webpage at the Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Sister Jane Dunbar, IBVM Education Liaison visits the newly constructed Loretto College Secondary School in 2005.
- Loretto Academy, Niagara Falls, Ontario, was an educational facility from 1867 through 1982. IBVM operated a retreat centre from 1982 until the building’s closure in the spring of 2005.
- Past pupils of Loretto Academy in Niagara Falls, Ontario gather for Loretto Day celebrations in the spring of 2005.
- Mary Ward’s prayer, O Parent of parents and Friend of all friends.
“Fervour is not placed in feelings but in a will to do good. I hope in God it will be seen that women in time to come will do much.”