Sister of Loretto

Sister of Lo·​ret·​to | \ -ləˈret(ˌ)ō \

Definition of Sister of Loretto

: a member of a Roman Catholic community of nuns founded in 1812 at Loretto, Kentucky, and devoted to educational work and the care of orphans

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“Sister of Loretto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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