Loretto nun

Lo·​ret·​to nun | \ ləˈret(ˌ)ō- \

Definition of Loretto nun

: a member of a congregation of religious women founded by Mary Teresa Ball near Dublin, Ireland, in 1822

called also Lady of Loretto

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History and Etymology for Loretto nun

from Loreto, city in Italy famous for its Holy House, said to have been the home of the Virgin Mary in Nazareth

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“Loretto nun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Loretto%20nun. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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