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LORETO ELLIOT ROAD HAS TWINNED UP WITH LORETO BANGLADESH

History Has Been Created For the First Time Ever a Full Fledged Debate in English

Cultural Programme


Basketball match held on 6th August 2019 between four houses - সাম্য, মৈত্রী, ঐক্য & প্রগতি

Whole of Bangladesh celebrated 'Hand washing Day

A+ Students of the class X Board Exam at the SSC - Secondary School Certificate Examination. All students who secured 80 percent and more were awarded at the felicitation ceremony.



  • Blessing of the Residence in Dhaka

  • Felicitation ceremony

  • Freshers Welcome 1

  • Freshers Welcome 2

  • Hand writing competition

  • Inter - school cultural competition

  • Parent - Teacher Meeting

  • Rabindra-Nazrul Jayantiremembering the Master with our respects

  • The opening of the Plus Two section after long 7 years of untiring efforts 1

  • The opening of the Plus Two section after long 7 years of untiring efforts 2

REACHING OUT TO OTHERS IN SERVICE - WITH THEIR MOBILE CLINIC TO DISTANT VILLAGES

ST. ALFRED’S HIGH SCHOOL, BANGLADESH

In 2013 the region was amalgamated and with Loreto’s presence now in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, in whatever ministry that meets the needs of society, the Province of India became the Province of South Asia.

Having been pioneers of quality education for women in India, the Loreto Sisters took on whole-heartedly the call of the Congregation to make a preferential option for the poor. Even though every Loreto school admitted students who were and are, economically disadvantaged, from the beginning of the‘70s into the ‘80s and until the present, the Sisters took a further step by actively engaging with the task of community development by setting up development centres- i.e. the Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Centre in 2006 and the Kolkata Mary Ward Social Centre in 2014, which helped in a focussed approach to social upliftment. They also set up schools in remote rural areas and provided accommodation for girls from rural areas who wished to pursue further studies

The Rainbow Homes were set up in the regular schools, availing of the existing infrastructural facilities to ensure a secure future to those who could have been otherwise lost. This model has spread to other places as well. Today the government endorses this model through its Sarva Shiksha Abigyan programme and now runs similar Homes in many of their schools.

The Loreto sisters have not only been pioneers in education but have been instrumental in the Foundation of three other women’s Congregations in India. The story of the founding of the Daughters of St. Anne in Ranchi and Bengal is a fascinating one.

The Lutheran missionaries of the Gosner Evangelical Lutheran Church- came to Chotanagpur in 1845 and established a Church and schools in Ranchi. They were followed by the Anglicans. Father Auguste Stockman was the pioneer of the Catholic mission and came to Chaibasa in 1873 and worked among the Ho people.

Meanwhile, the military cantonment in Doranda had Fatherr Ferdinand de Coq as chaplain from 1877 and he explored the possibilities of the Ranchi environs. Eventually in 1886 the Jesuits came to Ranchi to set up schools .They soon saw the need for the education of girls as well as boys and in 1890 Mother Gonzaga Joynt accepted the Bishop’s s invitation to open a convent in Ranchi for the education of the tribal girls, setting up a boarding school that matched the life-style of the simple Adivasi families that the children came from.

The founding members were Mother Gonzaga Mc McCarthy with Sisters Patricia Quinn, Aloysia O’Brien and Teresa Rodriguez.

The boarding school provided religious education – preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Matrimony along with literacy, hygiene and basic skills for good home making. The boarders went home for the planting and harvest seasons. Some came only for the marriage classes while others continued in the school for several years. The style of living was very simple Adivasi practice – no beds, tables or chairs but sleeping mats, metal plates and glasses. There might be as many as 400 girls or as few as 75, depending on the season and particular needs.

When Puran Prasad Kispotta’s daughters reached marriageable age they refused to marry the better educated grooms their father found them. They wished to be like the Loreto Sisters in prayer and service. After prayer and consultation with the General Superior, a pious association of St Anne was formed and the girls continued their studies and religious education under the guidance of the Loreto sisters and the Congregation of the Daughters of St Anne began in 1897 with Puran Prasad’s two daughters, his niece and her friend - Sisters Bernadette, Veronica,

Cecilia and Mary. Sister Bernadette is now Venerable Bernadette, the first step towards canonization. As this order of Indian women religious grew, some of its members were gradually relocated to other Loreto mission outreach sites, including Morapai.

The Ursuline Sisters took over from Loreto in Ranchi in February, 1903 and continued the formation of this new congregation of tribal nuns.

St. Teresa of Kolkata was a Loreto Sister for 20 years and received all her formation in Loreto. In 1946 she wrote to Mother Gertrude Kennedy, the then Superior General about the “call within the call;” Mother Gertrude and the Loreto Sisters supported her in her search for God’s call as she left the gates of Loreto Convent Entally in 1948 to undergo basic medical training in the Medical Missionary Sisters’ Hospital in Patna. From then began the Saints’ journey in serving the “poorest of the poor.”

Venerable Mary Ward, the Founder of the congregation of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Loreto, believed that “The ways of virtue endure no standing still; she who does not go forward goes back.” And thus God’s work continues to unfold and history is created in and through the Loreto Sisters in South Asia and the world.