Loretto nuns

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loretto nuns (R. C. Ch) Members of a congregation of nuns founded by Mrs. Mary Teresa Ball, near Dublin, Ireland, in 1822, and now spread over Ireland, India, Canada, and the United States. The nuns are called also Ladies of Loreto. They are engaged in teaching girls.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Loreto, a city in Italy famous for its Holy House, said to be that in which Jesus lived, brought by angels from Nazareth

Usage

In literature:

She has come back to Loretto to be a nun.
"Mariquita" by John Ayscough
In Ireland the nuns of this order are styled the Loretto Nuns.
"The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter" by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.
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In news:

United States Postal Service officials met with a roomful of nuns Oct 11 at the Loretto Motherhouse to discuss the future plans for the Nerinx Post Office.
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