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Pakistan

Mindful of the call of the universal Church, Loretto extended its Community to Pakistan. Pakistani women entered the Community and continue Loretto’s global mission of service there. Learn more about our Pakistan Mission.

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Pakistan Community enriched by new participants

By Nasreen Daniel SL / July 15, 2021 /
Two women in traditional Pakistani attire stand shoulder to shoulder.

The purpose of the Come and See program is for the participant to acquaint herself with religious life and the Loretto Community. This includes a study of Loretto’s history, values,…

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At school in Pakistan: Keeping the light burning

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 21, 2021 /
Two young Pakistani girls, one in a school uniform and one in a lacey dress, sit together.

At the beginning of last year, Saba came to us asking for financial help. She has three children: two girls and a boy. We hired her to prepare breakfast for…

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Go into the world: Sisters find common ground with people of other religions

By Loretto Community / January 25, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 25, 2021 Sr. Nasreen Daniel was a panelist for the Global Sisters Report in their The Life feature series. Sr. Maria Daniel…

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What does distance learning look like in Pakistan?

By Nasreen Daniel SL / November 6, 2020 /

When the government started online classes for children of all grades, we sisters pasted our web address on our school’s gate for the parents. Abid is one of the students…

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Pakistan: Helping our neighbors protect themselves

By Nasreen Daniel SL / June 12, 2020 /
Women sewing

Photos by Nasreen Daniel SL The whole of humanity is grappling with the coronavirus. In Pakistan, after the appearance of COVID-19, the price of masks drastically increased. Poor people all over…

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“Shahnaz changed after her husband’s death…”

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 28, 2020 /

Daim is in class four in our school in Lahore. He is 13 years old but his height is only two-and-a-half feet. His parents were getting medicine for him for…

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Loretto students learn about life in Pakistan

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / November 5, 2019 /

Nasreen Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Maria Daniel, three Loretto sisters living in Lahore, Pakistan, were asked by the local bishop to take over operations at St. Anthony’s School, which teaches…

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Khush Amdeed! Welcome!

By Claudia Calzetta SL / November 1, 2019 /

Khush Amdeed! Welcome! These words spoken by Barbara Nicholas began a meaningful prayer service that welcomed four eager and confident women to Loretto’s first Come and See program — the…

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Loretto Welcomes Leslee Moore

By Maureen O'Connell SL / November 1, 2019 /

“‘Tis a gift to be simple, ‘tis a gift to be free;  ‘tis a gift to come down where we ought to be. And when we find ourselves in the…

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Pakistan Sisters Share Vegetables, Love Through Garden Bounty

By Nasreen Daniel SL / September 1, 2019 /

Every year we grow different vegetables and share them with our neighbors. Last year when I was at the Motherhouse, Nancy Wittwer very generously offered to help me to buy…

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Loretto Sisters Host Discernment Retreat in Lahore

By Nasreen Daniel SL / September 1, 2019 /

Six young women from outside Lahore and ten teachers from our school joined the Loretto sisters for a three-day discernment retreat. The first day began with these questions: Why am…

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In Pakistan, Solar Is Life-Giving

By Samina Iqbal SL / July 1, 2019 /

Life in Pakistan is not easy for women. The majority of Pakistan’s women belong to the working class as agricultural laborers, factory workers, domestic servants and governesses.  They are part…

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