Loretto nun


Lo·​ret·​to nun
: 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


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 24 Apr. 2024.

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