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Ties That Bind

Students leave this seminar with a better understanding of the history of the Sisters of Loretto and the founding of St. Mary’s Academy.  They study the courage and tenacity of the Sisters and develop a richer understanding of how SMA is grounded in the Loretto values, assuming a role in the continuation of living a courageous and tenacious life.  The seminar allows students to mentally “time-travel”, as they review primary research documents and hear anecdotes gathered by Regina Drey SL. They have opportunities to represent their understanding by creating an illustrated timeline for display in the pods and by reenacting some of the fun and brave experiences of early Loretto leaders.

Faculty: Christina Garcia - Spanish 7

Dates Offered

December 7, 2018
January 11, 2019

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • Go to:  The Loretto Community website describes the mission and programs of the Sisters and co-members of Loretto. The Loretto at the UN website describes the work of Loretto in connection with the United Nations.

  • Great books: Sr. Regina Drey’s commemorative book “St. Mary’s Academy: 150 Years” illuminates our shared school history. This book is available for checkout in the MS Media Center.

  • Video: The miracle of the Loretto staircase in the Santa Fe chapel is described in this video.

Why History?

Ancient Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius said “Study the past if you would define the future.” An understanding of SMA’s Loretto roots and values provides students with a foundation and guidance as they chart their futures.