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

Our Ministries

Mary Ward Center

Learn More

Spiritual Direction

Learn More


Learn More

Anawim Arts

Learn More

Latest News

  • JPIC Calendar – December
    The December 2022 JPIC Calendar is available to download or view. Please follow along this month.
  • IBVM Christmas Ornament
    “It’s beginning to look a lot like IBVM Christmas…” Bring a touch of IBVM into… Read More>
  • JPIC Grant
    The JPIC Grant Cycle is now open. The JPIC Circle is offering a grant for… Read More>
  • Food Drive
    Food Drive – Sunday, November 13, 2022 “The Invitational Church Circle of the Wheaton Franciscan… Read More>
See More News