‎175 years of Loreto Sisters in South Asia, part 1

Posted February 2, 2017 12:51 pm by Editor

‎175 years of Loreto Sisters in South Asia, part 1

It was on Dec. 30, 1841, that a group of 12 young Irish women belonging to the  Institute of the ‎Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), better known as the Loreto Sisters, landed in Calcutta, British India, in ‎what is Kolkata today, four months after setting sail from Ireland, never intending to return home.  This ‎intrepid band of 7 sisters and 5 postulants, averaging just 18 years of age, were led by Sr. Delphine ‎Hart.  After landing in Calcutta, they ‎never looked back, and today the ‎congregation is active in ‏many parts‎ of India, Nepal, Bangladesh.  The Loreto Sisters of South Asia,

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