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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 Sisters Share Vegetables, Love Through Garden Bounty

By Nasreen Daniel SL / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 good seeds, which are now giving life and strength to many. We never use any pesticides in our garden; it is organic. We are very…

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Loretto Sisters Host Discernment Retreat in Lahore

By Nasreen Daniel SL / September 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 I here on this planet earth? What is the meaning of my life? Where is God calling me? What gives me energy and joy? What…

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In Pakistan, Solar Is Life-Giving

By Samina Iqbal SL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 of the lower and middle class, which includes students, teachers and nurses. In the middle classes women are becoming doctors, engineers, computer programmers, etc. Women…

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Exciting Beginnings for San Antonio Sister-Schools — and St. Anthony, Lahore, Pakistan

By Mary Ann Lovett SL / June 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

(Editor’s Note: This article is an update to the initial article in the December 2018 issue of Interchange. It gives us a view of the great progress the sister-schools in San Antonio, Texas, and Lahore, Pakistan, have achieved.) There are many possible ways to connect sister-schools between St. Anthony School, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and Rolling…

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Nerinx Alum, Skype Enable Conversations With Pakistan

By Helen Santamaria SL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

 “I thought that it was so awesome that a Sister of Loretto from Pakistan was speaking at my school!” That was Nerinx Hall senior Sarah Ruttencutter’s opening response to how she got involved with the Loretto Mission in Pakistan. Nasreen Daniel’s presentation so inspired Sarah that she initiated conversation in her Christian Life Commitment class…

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Loretto Welcomes Commitment of New Co-Member Molly Kammien

By Vivian Doremus CoL / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Community Group 21 gathered on April 13 to affirm Molly Kammien as she joyously promised to live as a co-member of Loretto, agreeing to support other Community members in realizing God’s peace on earth while continuing to create a community of faith, hope and love. Family, friends, surprise guest add to celebration The Community Group…

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A Picture Speaks Volumes!

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

March 16 Nasreen Daniel and other representatives of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in Pakistan will convene for its annual meeting. Nasreen, the only woman on the NCEC, is pictured above at the NCEC meeting last year.

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Loretto Academy Hosts Annual Nun Run

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

The senior class at Loretto Academy in El Paso sponsored the Nun Run Feb. 2. The Nun Run has become an annual event to raise money for the Loretto Pakistan Mission. Each senior is asked to recruit 10 or more participants. Some seniors dress as nuns and welcome the competitive runners, non-competitive runners, walkers, family…

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Sister Schools — From San Antonio to Greentown

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Lovett My work as the coordinator of extended day programs at Rolling Hills Catholic School and Antonian Middle School in San Antonio is a position to love and for which you have permission to envy. Since I see it as an adjunct curriculum to enrich students, foster apostolic fervor and an opportunity…

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Nasreen Daniel Offers Thanks from Pakistan to Loretto Schools

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Nasreen Daniel It had always been my desire to visit our Loretto schools in the United States and thank each person personally for their sensitivity to the needs of those who are not as fortunate. It was a God-given opportunity for me to stay in the United States this fall and travel to the…

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Death of a ‘Twin’

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Nasreen Daniel What a blessing and honor for us to participate in the wake and the life celebration in a Mass at the Motherhouse of Elaine Satterwhite. How kind of Elaine’s nephew, Steve, to wait for us to come from Pakistan and then have her services. Samina Iqbal, Maria Daniel and I already had…

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A Visit to WaterStep in Louisville

By Loretto Community / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Buffy Boesen This past July 6, Maria Daniel, Kathy Wright, Barbara Nicholas, Kathleen Corbett, Jane German and Buffy Boesen met with WaterStep in Louisville. WaterStep developed the water filtration system that the Pakistani Doctors’ Association donated to the Sisters of Loretto in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Unfortunately, our sisters had to leave the system at St.…

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