Sisters of Loreto of South Asia celebrating 175 years ‎

Posted January 6, 2017 11:10 am by Editor

Sisters of Loreto of South Asia celebrating 175 years ‎

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), better known as the “Sisters of Loreto”, are currently celebrating 175 years of their presence in South Asia. “With immense gratitude to God we celebrate the arrival in India of the first sisters, who 175 years ago brought the love of God”, Sister Anita M. Braganza, head of the religious Province of South Asia told Vatican’s Fides news agency.  

Twelve brave Irish women, that included 7 nuns and 5 postulants, set sail from Ireland, where the congregation was founded in 1609 by the Englishwoman Mary Ward,  landed in Calcutta, British India, after 4

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