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 News: The Netherlands to Lahore

By Mary Helen Sandoval CoL / February 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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Happy Pakistan Independence Day!

By Loretto Community / August 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Pakistan celebrated its 70th birthday this year on Aug. 14.  Before Pakistan came into existence the area was called the Subcontinent. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were one nation. The British rule over the Subcontinent prolonged for about 200 years from 1756 to 1947. During pre-independence talks in 1946, the British government found that the point of view of…

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Loretto in Faisalabad and Lahore

By Loretto Community / December 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Maria Daniel Faisalabad was the first love of Loretto in Pakistan. We came back to our own country and found it a challenge. We had to be enculturated. Families we had known had moved on. We were not part of their history. The country had moved for good or bad and we had not…

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Loretto Legacy in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / June 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

Legacy, from its Latin origins, means “to do good,” or, in the Middle English, “a body of persons sent on a mission.” Certainly our Sisters of Loretto in Pakistan bestowed good at St. Albert School and fulfilled the mission of igniting inquiry for students, hope for families, English language facility and pedagogy practices for staff.…

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‘I Love My St. Albert School’

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Painting in St. Albert High School in Faisalabad, Pakistan, started in December 2015, with a hoped-for finish by Jan. 15. However, because of heavy fog, it was delayed. The painting was finished at the end of February. After the painting, a little girl brought this poem in Urdu to Nasreen Daniel, who had tears in…

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Loretto to Leave St. Albert School a Loving Legacy

By Loretto Community / April 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Lovett While recently reading Venture Into the Unknown, I felt saddened that I hadn’t known all about Loretto’s presence in China before I visited my daughter in Shanghai in 2006. I would have ventured into the districts and streets where Loretto sisters had lived and taught, but those facts weren’t known by…

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Pakistan Committee Showcases Loretto Values at Loretto Academy, El Paso, and St. Albert School, Faisalabad

By Loretto Community / March 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Lovett The Pakistan Committee often has its yearly meeting in Denver, but this year the members of the committee agreed to meet in El Paso, Texas, for its annual weekend gathering Jan. 8-10. The purpose of this change was to facilitate a presentation about St. Albert School to third through 12th grade…

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Loretto Endowment Fund for Pakistan

By Lydia Peña SL / October 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

In August 2013, Pearl McGivney, president of the Sisters of Loretto, asked me to raise $1 million for a Loretto Pakistan Endowment Fund. An endowment ensures the future of the Pakistan mission and work of our Sisters living there. Margaret Hartman, a 1967 alumna of Loretto Heights College (LHC), pledged $250,000 and said, “The Sisters…

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Loretto Beyond Boundaries: The Final Vows of Maria Daniel and Samina Iqbal

By Loretto Community / September 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

By Maureen Fiedler Loretto is reaching out … “beyond boundaries…” (I am the Way, #35). That was the theme of Mary Catherine Rabbitt’s homily at the liturgy celebrating the final vows of Maria Daniel and Samina Iqbal in the Motherhouse church on Aug. 8. Mary Catherine noted that the “House of Loretto” has often seemed…

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A Celebration of Final Vows

By Loretto Community / August 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

On Saturday, August 8, Maria Daniel SL and Samina Iqbal SL made perpetual vows as Sisters of Loretto, amidst a gathering of about 150 members of the Loretto Community.  An atmosphere of joy and love characterized the day. Photos from the weekend are available below in the photo gallery and as a video slideshow. Photo…

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