Posts from Pakistan

A bird’s eye view of what it’s like to be with our Loretto Community members in “The Gateway to the East,” courtesy of the Loretto Pakistan Mission Committee and our intrepid travelers there.

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Keeping hope alive in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2024 /
Three women smiling together for a picture with others distracted behind them. They are outdoors on a sunny day, and two of the women are holding bowls of clay on their heads.

By Nasreen Daniel and Maribah Nasreen writes: Pakistan has 2.3 million people, or around one percent of the population, working in conditions it labels modern slavery. The most common form…

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Our move to a new house: A journey of hope and joy

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2024 /
A woman taking a selfie, she has dark brown long hair pulled back in a ponytail and she is wearing a black and floral patterned blouse.

By Maribah Moving to a new house, even when it is just a rental house, is more than just a change of physical location — it is a transformation of…

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Posts from Pakistan – 3.23.23

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2023 /
A woman stands, waving, at the gate in an old stone wall as other people walk through it.

Dear Hearts, Today, March 23, is Pakistan Resolution Day, marking the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan. It is a holiday and it is also the first day of…

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Posts from Pakistan – 3.22.2023

By Loretto Community / March 22, 2023 /
Six people gather outside for a photo

Well, here we are with less than a week left in our wonderful stay in Pakistan. I am hoping that this last communication captures for you some of my lasting…

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Posts from Pakistan: 3.9.2023

By Loretto Community / March 9, 2023 /
Two women and two men in Pakistani tunics walk down a dusty brick road.

The days fly by as we now enter the second half of our precious time here. I recently read a reflection of Richard Rohr’s about the “extrovert mystic” and pilgrimage.…

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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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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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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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Covid-19 and Education in Pakistan

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /
Pandemic online teaching

By Nasreen Daniel Education as a path out of poverty has been the belief of the Sisters of Loretto since inception. Wherever the sisters are present, they impart formal or…

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