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Scenic Marion County, KY: Badin Pond



2014-05-03 - Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse, Marion County, KY - Photo by Kenny Browning, The Feedman.
Badin Pond
Located on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse, off of Hwy 152 in Marion County, Kentucky. The Loretto Motherhouse is the traditional "home place" for the Sisters of Loretto, and a spiritual center for the broader Loretto Community, 'which seeks to praise God and serve the near and farther neighbor by educating ourselves and others in the ways of peace and justice.' We are located on 788 acres in Nerinx, Ky., about 60 miles from Louisville. The Loretto Motherhouse property has been a working farm from the time Reverend Stephen Badin purchased the land in 1796 and named it St. Stephen's Farm. It became home to the Sisters of Loretto in 1824, the center from which Loretto sent teachers to the western frontier and, later as far as China, South America, Africa, and Pakistan. The 788-acre property today is the permanent home for about 100 sisters and co-members and includes the farm, a licensed long term care facility, residential buildings, and two retreat centers. As much as possible, the Community's spiritual values guide our decision-making and planning at the Motherhouse. - Kenny Browning, the Feedman. Seen in the ColumbiaMagazine group on Flickr.

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