Mary Ward (1585 - 1645)

Foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Principal’s message

Mrs. Purbita Bagch

It is with great enthusiasm and pride I welcome you to our Loreto House Community. Here we aim to provide a safe, nurturing and enriching learning environment for all our students. Mary Ward, our foundress believed that ‘Women in time to come will do much’.

Head Girl’s Message

Prapti Banerjee

“Loreto’s name each girl reveres, And holds it ever blest.”
The flag pole bearing the school flag tightly grasped in my hand and the badge shining on my collar,I stood facing the enormity of our school hall as the Head Girl of Loreto House, and it....

Vice - Principal’s Message

Mrs. Gouri Basu

With a feeling of immense delight and pride, we warmly welcome everyone to the Loreto House website. Our founder Mary Ward had a dream - a dream in which she saw generations of young women achieving excellence within the walls of our great institution....

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About School Loreto in India owes its origin to a visit by Dr Bakhaus to Loreto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Ireland, in 1840 to request Mother Teresa Ball to send sisters to set up a school for Catholic children in Calcutta. In response to this, Mother Teresa Ball sent 7 Loreto Sisters and 5 Postulates, all in their twenties, under the leadership of Delphine Hart to India, with the belief that they would probably never see their homeland again. These pioneers were Mother Delphine Hart, Mother Teresa Mons, Mother Martina McCann, Sisters Alexia Egan, Benigna Egan, Veronica Fox, Gabriel Doyle, Miss Isabella Hart (M.Delphine's sister), a Miss McDonough(later named as Sister Xaveria), along with two other postulants, Miss Shanley and Miss Fitzpatrick. Sailing on a ship named The Scotia, this group of pioneers left Dublin on September 1,1841 from Ireland and landed at Babughat, Kolkata on December 29,1841. They were the first congregation to come to North India. Arrangements were made for a formal welcome and religious ceremony at the Cathedral on Portuguese Church Street. A great civic reception was held the next day, where they were welcomed by the Ladies of the Nun Committee, a large gathering of the people of Calcutta and Bishop Carew, and thereafter they were installed at the house in Middleton Row....

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