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

Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto (1852-1968) (HMUO9)

Location: Santa Fe, NM 87501 Santa Fe County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 41.093', W 105° 56.279'

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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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Between 1863 and 1879 the Sisters with the help of local people raised funds to build the Loretto Chapel. During the next century, hundreds of women, many of them of Hispanic heritage, joined the Sisters of Loretto. Lucia Perea became the first native-born New Mexican superior at Loretto, Santa Fe in 1896.
HM NumberHMUO9
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 415125 N 3949403
Decimal Degrees35.68488333, -105.93798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 41.093', W 105° 56.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 41' 5.58" N, 105° 56' 16.74" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137 E Alameda St, Santa Fe NM 87501, US
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