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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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Nerinx Alum, Skype Enable Conversations With Pakistan

By Helen Santamaria SL / June 3, 2019 /

 “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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A Picture Speaks Volumes!

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Graduation in Pakistan! Nasreen, Maria and Samina bring light to families in their neighborhoods

By Loretto Community / July 2, 2018 /

Let there be light    by Maria Daniel Recalling the year Sister Anna Koop was with us in Pakistan, we had no solar and we used to light the candles and keep them in the hallways, on the steps and in our rooms. The whole compound looked like a deep well of darkness. It gave such…

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A Day of Fun for the LEWP

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /

By Maria Daniel Some of the members of Loretto Empowering Women in Pakistan share a meal of biryani, a rice with veggies and chicken dish, on their outing together with Loretto’s Pakistan sisters.(Photo courtesy of Maria Daniel)[/caption]Recently, Samina Iqbal, Nasreen Daniel and I took the women’s group of the sewing class, Loretto Empowering Women in…

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Pakistan News: The Netherlands to Lahore

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / February 1, 2018 /

Maria Daniel is in the Netherlands working on her doctorate. Before the holidays her dissertation topic was approved. In it she will compare the educational system in Pakistan with that of the Netherlands. She is living in a small room in student housing and was fortunate to spend Christmas with her and Nasreen Daniel’s sister,…

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Loretto Mission in Pakistan Empowers Other Women

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2017 /

By Cathy Mueller Our sisters in Pakistan — Maria Daniel, Samina Iqbal and Nasreen Daniel — are busy with several projects, all of which reflect the Loretto mission. Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw OFM asked our sisters to take over St. Anthony School in Green Town, a poor section of Lahore. From 8 a.m. to 1:30…

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Interfaith Funeral of a Squirrel from Maria Daniel SL

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2017 /

Interfaith Funeral of a Squirrel From Maria Daniel SL It was Friday early morning, I was getting ready to go to school. I saw outside my window, some school students saying funeral prayer (Muslims) and Christian students were with them, too. Wondering what is going on, I started searching for the person who died and…

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