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, 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.
We are Called and Committed
Inspired by Mary Ward’s vision, we 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. Learn More About Us
- IBVM Christmas“Christmas Blessings to you and your loved ones.” Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Celebrate the… Read More>
- JPIC Calendar – DecemberThe December 2023 JPIC Calendar is available to download or view. Please follow along this month.
- Thanksgiving BlessingsThanksgiving blessings to you and your loved ones from the IBVM Sisters & Community. We… Read More>
- Remembering Mary Simpkin, IBVMEntered Life: November 19, 1924Entered Religious Life: September 8, 1944Entered Eternal Life: November 5, 2023 … Read More>