Reverend Francis M. Craft (Mohawk) and the American Sisters

Reverend Francis M. Craft (Mohawk) and the American Sisters: Mother Mary Anthony Cloud Robe (Susie Bordeaux)(Brulé), Sr. Mary Joseph (Josephine Two Bears) (Hunkpapa), Sr. Mary Gregory or Gertrude (Ellen Clark)(Hunkpapa), and Sr. Mary Bridget (Annie Pleets)(Hunkpapa), at U.S. Military Hospital, Havana, Cuba: Rev. Craft and the sisters were inspired by Sacred White Buffalo Woman of …


The Administration Building

The Administration Building: In 1890, the Administration building is under construction for Loretto Heights Academy, an elementary and secondary school for girls. The Administration Building, originally called Tower Hall, was the first building on campus. When completed, a year later, nineteen Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross and fifty-one students move in.

Prayer to St. Scholastica

“Prayer to St. Scholastica,” Calligraphy and illustration by Mother Elizabeth Strange for Sister Mary Scholastica Murto: Mother Elizabeth Strange was one of the original seven Sisters of Mercy to arrive in the United States in 1843. This holy card was created between 1879 and 1900.

Mother Pancratia Bonfils (1852 – 1915)

Mother Pancratia Bonfils (1852 – 1915): Mary Louise Bonfils, born in St. Louis in 1852, was the daughter of Protestant parents who had her educated by the Sisters of Loretto. She joined the order at age 14 and was assigned to teach in Denver. By her 30th birthday, she had been appointed as Mother Superior …