All For the Glory of God

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a worldwide religious community of Catholic women dedicated to serving God by responding to the needs of God’s people. In the United States, the Institute is present in Arizona, California, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Although education was its primary work, Loretto Sisters now serve in a wide variety of educational, pastoral, and social ministries. We continue to follow the path envisioned by Mary Ward working for freedom, justice, and sincerity in our times with particular interest in the needs of women and children and those who are marginalized.

We are Called and Committed

Inspired by Mary Ward's vision, we will claim more passionately and live more radically our Ignation spirituality and share it more widely with those among whom we live and work.

We commit ourselves to living as a multi-cultural, international Institute, and challenge ourselves to act as one body, with one Mission.




Welcome to the New Site
We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new websit...
"Sips of Faith"  Saturday:  July 7th
All IBVM Associates Welcome!  Cement your spiritual connections with other IBVM associa...

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The dedication of the Plaque honoring the IBVM legacy was held on June 12th.  Sisters, Associat...
June JPIC Calendar is now available!
Keep update with the Province.  The June issue of the US Province Newsletter was just published...
Save The Date - Gala 2018
September 23, 2018 Loretto Gala    
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