Welcome to Loreto House

The Religious Formation Ministry Programme, Loreto House, Dublin, is a one year course offered by the Irish Missionary Union. It celebrates its 33rd year in 2014. Since It began in 1982, the Programme has become renowned for its excellence and graduates are ministering on every continent throughout the world. 

The Programme addresses the task of preparing women and men in a cross cultural setting for the ministry of leadership and initial/life-long formation in Religious Life, Church and society in the 21st century.

Many religious also choose the Programme for renewal and discernment during a time of transition. The Programme offers unique opportunities for human development and personal transformation. It enables participants to engage with current realities in Church and world with greater skill, confidence and self-awareness.

Unique and Enriching Dimensions

The international diversity of the group adds a unique and enriching dimension to the Programme which is joyfully celebrated in liturgy, art, music, dance and other cultural activities.


The Programme continues to develop and adapt to meet the needs of participants in a rapidly evolving world and universe. In the rich and challenging environment of diverse cultures, worldviews and experiences, it aims to create an inclusive, welcoming community which seek to read the signs of the time from a Gospel perspective.

For further details go to the Programme page and the Application Page