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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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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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Happy Pakistan Independence Day!

By Loretto Community / August 16, 2017 /

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

By Loretto Community / September 3, 2015 /

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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