Leading the
New Generation.

It started on October 4th 1987, in a small student apartment in Vienna where three young students - led by georg mayr-melnhof - came together to pray the rosary and eat sandwiches afterwards.

The Founder of Loretto

Prior to that they had been to Medjugorje and felt a desire to continue living what they had experienced in their hearts while they were there. That was the beginning of our first prayer meeting and the beginning of the Loretto Movement.

Since then, we have grown to over 700 members across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the UK. As a movement, we are now accredited by the Austrian Episcopal Conference with Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn as patron and friend of the community.


700 members in Austria, Germany,
Switzerland, Italy, France and England