Loretto nun

noun

Lo·​ret·​to nun
ləˈret(ˌ)ō-
: a member of a congregation of religious women founded by Mary Teresa Ball near Dublin, Ireland, in 1822

called also Lady of Loretto

Word History

Etymology

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 3 Dec. 2022.

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