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Loreto is the Italian word for laurel-wood. There are many towns and places by that name, among which: Some trees and shrubs in the laurel family Lauraceae are called Laurel: Bay laurel Laurus nobilis, the original true laurel that is the source of bay leaves used as a seasoning. ...

In Italy

  • Loreto, in Ancona province, a town with a Marian shrine that is the origin of the wide dissemination of the name
  • Loreto (AT), in Asti province
  • Loreto (NO), in Novara province
  • Loreto (PG, 1), in Perugia province
  • Loreto (PG, 2), also in Perugia province
  • Loreto Aprutino, in Pescara province

Loreto is a hilltown and comune of the Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche. ... A Virgin Mary shrine is a shrine marking an apparition or other miracle ascribed to the Blessed Virgin Mary. ...


The Marian shrine has also given its name to very many schools and colleges throughout the world, as well as to women in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Loreto (or Conchó) was the first Spanish town on the Baja California Peninsula, the capital of Las Californias from 1697–1777, and the current seat of the Loreto municipality in Baja California Sur. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Loreto is a municipio (2nd-level municipality) of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. ... Loreto is a town and municipality in Zacatecas State, people celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe on 12th December. ... Loreto is a department in Peru. ... Loreto is a 1st class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. ... Loreto is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Santa Casa di Loreto (Holy House of Loreto) (1736 words)
Loreto is a small town a few miles south of Ancona and near the sea.
The shrine and church of Loreto are indeed often mentioned; the church is said by Paul II in 1464 to have been miraculously founded, and it is further implied that the statue or image of the Blessed Virgin was brought there by angels, but all this differs widely from details of the later accounts.
On the other hand, even if the Loreto tradition be rejected, there is no reason to doubt that the simple faith of those who in all confidence have sought help at this shrine of the Mother of God may often have been rewarded, even miraculously.
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