Loretto High School Alumnae Association gives to charities

The Loretto High School Alumnae Association (LHSAA) recently made contributions to four charitable organizations associated with the Sisters of Loretto.

Funds — collected from annual dues and member donations — were distributed to four “Loretto projects designed to serve God and minister to people in a generous spirit that we all recall learning during our student days at Loretto High School,” according to a news release from the association.

The organizations are:

  • Knobs Haven Retreat Center at the Loretto Motherhouse in Loretto, Ky. Knobs Haven director Joann Gates plans to partner with La Casita Center to provide individuals with free retreat opportunities which include childcare for Hispanic immigrant women. La Casita Center, which is associated with the Casa Latina Catholic Worker House, serves Hispanic and Latino families.
  • The Healing Place, a social services organization which supplies support and resources for people experiencing homelessness and those who are hungry and addicted.
  • Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality in Buffalo, Ky. The center provides retreat experiences for students, as well as for refugees, homeless individuals and women and children from domestic violence shelters.
  • Hildegard House, which is set to open in 2016. The center will provide end-of-life care to individuals with no home or family.

Loretto High School was a Catholic all-girls high school in the West End. The school — started by the Sisters of Loretto at Cedar Grove — operated from 1925 until it closed in 1973. For more information, contact LHSAA president Vicki Stanley by phone at 533-7356 or by email at vickistanley@aol.com.

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