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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Posts from Pakistan: 3.8.2023

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2023 /
Two women in traditional Pakistani tunics hold pigeons and a huge bouquet of gladiolas.

Greetings to you all from Pakistan! Richard Rohr wrote the other day that a pilgrimage is a kind of extroverted mysticism. Anna and I like that image. I myself am deluged…

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Anna and Mary Ann off to Pakistan

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2023 /
A diverse group of individuals sitting, standing, and crouching smiling together for a group photo indoors.

On February 10 Anna Koop and Mary Ann McGivern left Louisville, Ky., destined for Lahore, Pakistan. They flew from Louisville to Dallas, to Doha in Qatar, then on to Lahore.…

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.23.2023

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2023 /
A view out the car window at multiple people passing on motorcycles and selling things on the side of the road.

I saw two camels on the street yesterday. I cannot convey the intensity of the traffic — pedestrians, and carts with donkeys and carts with bicycles and carts with motorcycles…

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Weeping with the women of Pakistan

By Nasreen Daniel SL / February 19, 2023 /
A woman dressed and wearing a black headscarf and mask walks down the street in Pakistan.

I took a deep breath and lost all my words. After the woman left I sat stunned and felt my emptiness and inability to help her. Nasreen Daniel SL I…

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.19.2023

By Loretto Community / February 19, 2023 /
Seven women gather for a photo. Five are in white tunics and pants; two are in traditional Pakistani dress.

Greetings to all of you who have prayed us here and might be interested in what it is like being here!! Our trip was challenging in length but even more…

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.18.2023

By Loretto Community / February 18, 2023 /
Five young women in vibrantly colored traditional Pakistani dress pose for a photo. They all wear colorful headscarves and their clothes are embroidered with gold thread.

We have been very tired. The trip took a lot out of us. So we have not felt we had a lot of time on our hands. We’ve taken naps. …

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Posts from Pakistan: 2.13.2023

By Loretto Community / February 13, 2023 /
Women, some in traditional Pakistani dress, gather in a sitting room for conversation.

Hello to all of you, It is 5:30 am and I’m sitting up in bed, drinking coffee Anna has made, and listening to prayers being sung across the street at the Mosque.…

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Christmas Wishes from Loretto in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / December 25, 2022 /
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Maribah Departs to Chicago With Blessings

By Loretto Community / October 22, 2022 /
Blessings To Maribah Ishaq As She Prepares To Depart To Chicago

As readers of Interchange know, Maribah has now entered the Inter-Congregational Collaborative Novitiate in Chicago. She visited Loretto locales before making the journey to Chicago. An interesting, attractive, intelligent young…

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Nasreen Daniel SL is standing tall in Pakistan with the Loretto Community’s support

By Nasreen Daniel SL / July 5, 2022 /

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women,…

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The Stars Allign

By Claudia Calzetta SL / July 1, 2022 /
A woman wearing a blue shawl and skirt smiling in front of some pink and red heart posters and a red rose wall.

★ Maribah was accepted into the 2022/2023 Inter-Congregational Collaborative Novitiate (ICCN) in Chicago, Ill. ★ Maribah’s application for an H-3 visa was made and on June 21, she was given…

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Humility: A virtue for all and for all seasons

By Nasreen Daniel SL / April 23, 2022 /
Young Pakistani women stand at their desks during a Christmas performance.

At school in Pakistan children learn lessons in kindness and generosity ‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians…

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