Sister Loretta Cornell

Sister Loretta is a native of Baltimore, Maryland; her early ministry took her to Staten Island, New York, as a resident counselor at Boys’ Hope, a living and learning program for boys unable to live at home. Later, she served as co-director of a New Jersey-based program that worked with families and children in foster care.

Back in Baltimore, she served as pastoral associate at Our Lady of Fatima parish before becoming the campus minister and teacher of religion at Seton Keough High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Fordham University.

She served as both Vocations Director and Treasurer before being elected President of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart in 2008. As President, Sister Loretta’s ministry is of and for her Sisters. “We believe that we are called by God in our faith,” she says. “We trust God, and are free to focus our love of God on our ministries and the people we reach in those ministries. Our Sisters are truly a gift from God, and I feel very blessed to have their support and prayers.”