Anne Marie Losty, teacher and Housemistress at Kilgraston, has been awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (literally: ‘for the Church and the Pontiff’), by the Pope.
The honour, which consists of a gold medal inscribed in Latin and an official scroll, is the highest medal that the Pope can award to a layperson. Established in 1888, it is given to a Catholic who has shown distinguished service to the Church and to the papacy.
Miss Losty was presented with the award on behalf of the Pontiff by the Right Reverend Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld, at Kilgraston’s annual presentation of ribbons and prizes.
As Head of Science, chemistry teacher, and house mistress, Miss Losty, who retires this year, has had a profound influence on many girls, and more broadly across the entire Kilgraston school community.
Mr Tim Hall, Chair of Kilgraston’s Board of Governors, paid tribute to Miss Losty as ‘a tireless advocate and example of the Sacred Heart Goals in action’.
Miss Losty has devoted over 36 years of her teaching career to Kilgraston. Her legacy is a new science building, a strong house system and an extensive intellectual and cultural programme.