Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Loretto Academy History III

Fire Prevention Week at Loretto Academy

Students at Loretto Academy put on a presentation in commemoration of Fire Prevention Week in 1958.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Little Women Production at Loretto Academy

Girls from Loretto Academy put on an production of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women in 1958

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Loretto Academy Production- Little Women

Girls from Loretto Academy put on an production of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women in 1958

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Loretto Academy's The Wizard of Oz Program

The original 1958 Program of the Wizard of Oz production put on by the students of Loretto Academy.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Loretto Academy's Production-The Wizard of Oz

Loretto Academy's Production of The Wizard of Oz in 1958.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Loretto Chapel -1924 - El Paso, Texas

Loretto Chapel Dedication - Bishop Schuler in 1924. The first bishop of El Paso, Bishop Schuler, was named in 1915. He was a great supporter of the educational movement begun by the Sisters of Loretto and knew there was now inadequate space in the St. Joseph's Academy building. He and Mother Praxedes Carty, the dynamo behind the construction of Loretto Academy, became good friends. She had been Superior General of the Sisters of Loretto before her appointment to El Paso in 1922 as local superior. She was well known as a builder from the very beginning of her career. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretto_Academy_%28El_Paso,_Texas%29

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Men in black and white following bishop are members of Knights of Columbus. This was at dedication of chapel at Catholic girls' school in El Paso, TX.

St. Joseph Academy

Saint Joseph Academy - students sitting in front of the building. Names are written on some of the students. St. Joseph Academy was located in downtown El Paso. Sisters of Loretto arrived in El Paso from San Elizario in the late 1800's.

Area: Central / Downtown

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March is Women's History Month annually in the USA. Photo taken in El Paso, TX of young girls and their teachers near downtown El Paso, Tx.

St. Joseph Academy - 1920 - 1929

St. Joseph Academy - exterior of the building located on Oregon Street, El Paso, Texas.

Area: Central / Downtown

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"Building sheltered Marie Reparatrice nuns who fled Mexico in April 1926. they used buildin as convent and school for refugees.until 1932. " -Eva Ross

My mother, Concepcion Seggermann (Diehl) graduated from St. Joseph's in 1920. She was the valedictorian and class historian. From there she attended University of Southern California and Texas College of Mines (today's UTEP.

Bungalow - Mother Praxedes

Where Mother Praxedes lived - she was founder of the Loretto Academy in El Paso, Texas. When she moved to El Paso in 1922, at the age of 68, Mother Praxedes faced another financial challenge. Although the property had been purchased and the new school had been planned, funds for construction were not available. She single handedly succeeded in raising the money to build Loretto Academy. It took fourteen years to complete the three main units of the complex. Mother Praxedes was tireless in her efforts to obtain money for construction. She traveled back to St. Louis against doctor's orders to secure a loan of $80,000.00 for completion of the project. During that time she slipped and broke her hip, an injury from which she never fully recovered. She directed the remainder of the project from her bed until she died in 1933. While construction continued, Loretto Academy held its first registration on September 10, 1923, and held its first class on September 11, 1923.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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March is Women's History Month. Mother Praxedes built educational opportunities for citizens of El Paso, TX.

Mother Praxedes standing below the chapel steps.

In El Paso, one of the most recognized private educational institutions is Loretto Academy. Located in the peaceful area known as Austin Terrace, Loretto overlooks El Paso and her sister city, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The Academy was established by the Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross who celebrated their bicentennial in 2012. The school was the last project of an Irish nun who had led the Lorettines as Superior General for more than a quarter of a century and had come back to her beloved Southwest to spend her last years: Mother Praxedes Carty. http://epcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=309255&sid=4546375

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Sister Christine Marie and Sister Thomas Maria

Sister Christine Marie and Sister Thomas Maria the academy's treasurer at the time taking a portrait at the foot of the Loretto Academy Chapel. Loretto About Us2 Founded by the Sisters of Loretto in 1923 as a celebration of faith in God’s love for us, the Academy, rooted in its rich heritage, continues today as a strong response to that love. Loretto Academy is an independent, Catholic institution (Pre-K3 to 12; Pre-K3 - 5 co-ed, 6-12 only girls) administered by a Board of Trustees, President, and Directors of three schools. http://www.loretto.org/about-loretto/

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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March is Women's History Month.

"Photo taken in El Paso, TX in front of chapel at Loretto Academy." -Eva Ross

Photo taken in El Paso, TX circa 1934.

Sister Alexander- maybe?

A Sister of Loretto having a portrait done. She is wearing the traditional religious habit that Roman Catholic orders were once required to wear. Presently, religious nuns and priests can wear "street clothes" and religious attire such as the habit is to be worn during special events. Some orders still require their nuns and priests to wear the habit at all times preserving their anchorite life.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Article in The Praxedian

Article that appeared on the Praxedian written by Sister M. Rolande. A fantastic article about a Mrs. Manuela McIntyre, whose wish was to have a daughter become a Sister of Loretto, to her surprise three of her daughters became Sisters of Loretto. Sister M. Inatius of East Las Vegas, New Mexico, Sister Rose Anthony of Denver Colorado and sister M. Alexandrene of Loretto Academy, El Paso, Texas all became of the order.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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March is Women's History Month. Praxedian is student newspaper of Loretto Academy, a private Catholic school in El Paso, TX.

Guadalupe Hall Dedication Loretto Academy

The Dedication of the Loretto Academy cafeteria otherwise known as Guadalupe Hall. Loretto Guadalupe Hall (Cafeteria) is where the students dine, and can be rented as an event space. Many such events like the 8th grade dance, Alumnae BBQ, and luncheons take place in this building. http://www.loretto.org/show-location/15-loretto-guadalupe-hall-cafeteria/211/

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Photo taken in El Paso, TX.

Father Nerinckx founder of the Sisters of Loretto

Rev. Charles Nerinckx was a Roman Catholic missionary priest who migrated from Belgium to work in Kentucky. He founded the Sisters of Loretto religious order. Because of his own experience as a refugee forced into hiding in Belgium, Father Nerinckx came to Kentucky determined to help the poor, including slaves and orphans. As a circuit-rider, he encountered other abolitionist-minded clergy who shared his desire to teach and empower persons of color. In 1824, Nerinckx announced the formation of a Black Sisterhood at Loretto shortly before his death. (2 October 1761 – 12 August 1824) http://www.lorettocommunity.org/loretto-history-father-nerinckx-and-abolitionism/

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Sisters of Loretto in 1972

Sister Rose Clare who is seated, Sister Theresa Clare and Sister Pancreatia exhibit their traditional Catholic Habits.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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March is Women's History Month. Photo taken in El Paso, TX Mar 22, 1974.

Sister Rose Clare, my 6th grade teacher, is the one standing to the left wearing glasses. She had a distinctive New York type of accent. Paloma Ganic Towne Loretto '75

Loretto Academy Middle School

Students from Loretto Academy Middle School getting together and participating in arts and crafts.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Loretto Academy Middle School

Students from Loretto Academy Middle School gathering at the Chapel for prayer.

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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Loretto Academy Middle School

In the Middle School, grades six through eight, our focus is on addressing the unique needs of girls between the ages of 11 and 14. During this time of rapid development and physical and emotional changes, adolescent girls need the nurturing and support of a faculty specially trained in educating this unique age group. Our Middle School elective courses and enrichment programs include art, computer science, dance, music, Spanish, physical education, and reading. http://www.loretto.org/academics/schools/middle-school/

Area: Central / Austin Terrace

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March is Women's History Month annually in USA. These middle school school students training to be at ease speaking in public.

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