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Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto (1852-1968) Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - East Alameda Street in Santa Fe New Mexico

 

Photo taken- June 2008

 

Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto Historical Marker

 

Text of sign:

 

Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto (1852-1968)

 

Four Sisters of Loretto, Mother Magdalen Hayden and Sisters Roberta Brown, Rosana Dant and Catherine Mahoney, arrived in

Santa Fe from Kentucky on September 26, 1852.  In January 1853 they established Our Lady of Light Academy, later known as

Loretto, the first school for young women in the Territory of New Mexico.

 

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