Deans and Notables
Loretto College

Mother Agatha O'Neill
1842 – 1927
When Mother Agatha O'Neill entered the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1866, she had already attended the Toronto Normal School and graduated with a first-class certificate. Thus, when the Institute assumed responsibility for a school in Lindsay, Ont., where young women would be prepared to write the examinations of the provincial Department of Education, she was chosen to teach there as one of the nuns professionally qualified. As a result of her experience in Lindsay, she was determined to bring this standard of education to all the Loretto Academies. When she was given the responsibility of overseeing the educational preparation of the members of the Institute, she strongly promoted the higher education of our Sisters in order to obtain the required qualifications and certification for teaching at every level. She is fondly remembered in the community for her stance in this regard.

Mother Agatha was one of the first promoters of University Federation and was actively engaged in the community's struggle to establish a college for Catholic women at the University of Toronto. She contributed to negotiations with the university and St. Michael's College, which were finally successful when in 1911 an agreement was concluded between St. Michael's and the two Catholic women's schools in Toronto, Loretto Abbey and St. Joseph's Academy. Female students could finally be enrolled in a Catholic college in the University of Toronto. Mother Agatha's Dictionary of Canadian Biography can be seen here.

Sr. Estelle Nolan

Sr. Estelle Nolan
Dean: 1912-1913

Sr. Margarita O'Connor

Sr. Margarita O'Connor
Dean: 1913-1932

Mother St. Margaret Kelly

Mother St. Margaret Kelly
Dean: 1932-1937
1932-1945; 1947-1949

Mother Mary Aloysius Kerr
Dean: 1945-1947

Mother Boniface Hopkins

Mother Boniface Hopkins
Dean: 1949-1955

Mother Angela (Marjorie) McKeown

Mother Angela (Marjorie) McKeown
Dean: 1955-1959

Mother Mary Bernadette Culnan

Mother Mary Bernadette Culnan
Dean: 1959-1965

Mother St. Philomena Cassin

Mother St. Philomena Cassin
Dean: 1965-1967

Sr. Maria Lanthier

Sr. Maria Lanthier
Dean: 1967-1971

Sr. Caroline Dawson

Sr. Caroline Dawson
Dean: 1971-1975

Sr. Diane Bridges

Sr. Diane Bridges
Dean: 1975-1981

Sr. Mary Frances Jordan

Sr. Mary Frances Jordan
Dean: 1981-1982

Sr. Lenore Sullivan

Sr. Lenore Sullivan
Dean: 1982-1983

Sr. Johanna D'Agostino

Sr. Johanna D'Agostino
Dean: 1983-1986

Sr. Cate McBurney

Sr. Cate McBurney
Dean: 1986-1989

Sr. Kathleen Heffron

Sr. Kathleen Heffron
Dean: 1989-1992

Mary Hardie

Mary Hardie
Dean: 1992-1997

Laurelle LaVert

Laurelle LaVert
Dean: 1997-2001

Sr. Mary DiGirolamo

Sr. Mary DiGirolamo
Dean: 2001-2004

Angela Convertini

Angela Convertini
Dean: 2004-

Faculty

Mother Estelle Nolan

Mother Estelle Nolan
1912-1914; 1919-1937

Mother Athanasia Quinlivan

Mother Athanasia Quinlivan
1912-1931

Mother Margarita O'Connor

Mother Margarita O'Connor
1912-1932

Mother Lucilla Breen

Mother Lucilla Breen
1912-1918

Mother Gertrude Gumpricht

Mother Gertrude Gumpricht
1912-1930

Mother Dorothea Barry

Mother Dorothea Barry
1914-1930

Mother St. Clare McEachen

Mother St. Clare McEachen
1914-1922

Mother St. Margaret Kelly

Mother St. Margaret Kelly
1932-1937

Mother Berchmans Doyle

Mother Berchmans Doyle
1926-1941

Sister St. Stanislaus McCardle, M.A.

Sister St. Stanislaus McCardle, M.A.
1935-1962

Sister St. Ivan McQuade, M.A.

Sister St. Ivan McQuade, M.A.
1932-1947

Sister Mary Aloysius Kerr, Ph.D.

Sister Mary Aloysius Kerr, Ph.D.
1945-1947

Sister St. Magdalen (Loretto) McIntyre, M.A.

Sister St. Magdalen (Loretto) McIntyre, M.A.
1938-1971

Sister Marcia Smyth, Ph.D.

Sister Marcia Smyth, Ph.D.
1941-1955

Sister Olga Warne, Ph.D.

Sister Olga Warne, Ph.D.
1941-1968

Sister Marion Norman, Ph.D

Sister Marion Norman, Ph.D
1940-1968

Sister St. Francis Nims, M.A.

Sister St. Francis Nims, M.A.
1941-1983

Sister Stella Marie (Esther Hanley), Ph.D.

Sister Stella Marie (Esther Hanley), Ph.D.
1956-1957; 1959-1973;
St. Michael's Library 1975-1994

Sister Mary Madigan, Ph.D.

Sister Mary Madigan, Ph.D.
1972-1982; 1985-1988

Catherine Grisé

Catherine Grisé
1964-2001

Deans and Notables
St. Joseph's College

Deans

Sr. Perpetua Whalen

Sr. Perpetua Whalen
Dean: 1911-1914; 1916-1929

Sr. Austin McKay Warnock

Sr. Austin McKay Warnock
Dean: 1914-1916

Sr. St. John O'Malley

Sr. St. John O'Malley
Dean: 1929-1933

Sr. Mary Augusta Murphy

Sr. Mary Augusta Murphy
Dean: 1933-1935

Sr. Bernard Tuffy

Sr. Bernard Tuffy
Dean: 1935-1941

Sr. Blandina Hitchen

Sr. Blandina Hitchen
Dean: 1948-1953

Sr, Geraldine Thompson

Sr, Geraldine Thompson
Dean: 1953-1960

Sr. St. Stephen O'Connor

Sr. St. Stephen O'Connor
Dean: 1960-1968

Sr. Janet Fraser

Sr. Janet Fraser
Dean: 1968-1974

Sr. Rita Marie McLean

Sr. Rita Marie McLean
Dean: 1974-1979

Sr. Jean Gove

Sr. Jean Gove
Dean: 1979-1985

Sr. Mary Anne McCarthy

Sr. Mary Anne McCarthy
Dean: 1985-1992

Sr. Noel O'Neill

Sr. Noel O'Neill
Dean: 1992-1993

Sr. Anne Delaney

Sr. Anne Delaney
Dean: 1993-1998

Sr. Anne Marie Marrin

Sr. Anne Marie Marrin
Dean 1998-2006

Administrators

Sr. Claudette Loftus

Sr. Claudette Loftus
Administrator: 1979-1997

Sr. Conrad Lauber

Sr. Conrad Lauber
Administrator: 1997-2006

Faculty

Sr. Perpetua Whalen

Sr. Perpetua Whalen
History, English, German: 1911-1929

Sr. Austin McKay Warnock

Sr. Austin McKay Warnock
English: 1912-1916

Sr. St. John O'Malley

Sr. St. John O'Malley
Latin: 1916-1968

Sr. Mary Augusta Murphy

Sr. Mary Augusta Murphy
English: 1927-1929
1933-1935

Sr. Blandina Hitchen

Sr. Blandina Hitchen
Latin: 1941-1974

Sr. Geraldine Thompson

Sr. Geraldine Thompson
English: 1947-1976

Sr. St. Stephen O'Connor

Sr. St. Stephen O'Connor
Freshman Spanish: 1960-1974

Sr. Mary Agnes Murphy

Sr. Mary Agnes Murphy
French: 1914-1940

Sr. St. Charles McSweeney

Sr. St. Charles McSweeney
Latin: 1917-1922

Sr. Dominica Blake

Sr. Dominica Blake
English: 1926-1961

Sr. Marie Thérèse Larochelle

Sr. Marie Thérèse Larochelle
French: 1929-1971

Sr. Mary Bernita Young

Sr. Mary Bernita Young
English: 1931-1949

Sr. St. Peter Gravel

Sr. St. Peter Gravel
French: 1935-1949

Sr. Corinne Meraw

Sr. Corinne Meraw
French:1949-1968;
1974-1979

Sr. Eleanor Breen

Sr. Eleanor Breen
French: 1960-1974

Sr. Mary Arthur Knowlton

Sr. Mary Arthur Knowlton
English: 1962-1977

Sr. Mechtilde O'Mara

Sr. Mechtilde O'Mara
Classics: 1970-

Sr. Ellen Leonard

Sr. Ellen Leonard
Theology: 1974-