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Entries for December 2019

Download below the latest news from IBVM NGO office at the UN.  Previous issues can be found here.

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Below is the third part of a five-part story about the life of Reverend Mother Teresa Dease, who founded the North American Branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, aka the Loretto Sisters.  She was a woman of faith, courage and love—a true daughter of Mary Ward.  The first part of this series covered her life from birth until she left Dublin with her companions to begin a new mission in Toronto, Canada.  The second part covered their travels, in the nineteenth century, by ship and overland to Toronto and their arrival in Toronto.  This part narrates the first few years o...

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Holiday Appeal 2019

Posted on December 09, 2019 in: Development

Holiday Appeal 2019
Prayer is powerful in many ways.  Asking for prayers for ourselves, a family member or friend, and being asked for prayers by others, is something that we regularly witness in our lives.  An unexpected gift of prayer can immediately give you a warm feeling and let you know you are not alone.  It can console, bring hope and God into our midst. Our IBVM Sisters pray for you and others every day.  One Sister has been saying healing prayers and sending a special ‘something’ to others for a very long time.  It started over 15 years ago, wh...

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IBVM Arts Ministry

Posted on December 07, 2019 in: Global News

Our new IBVM Ministry Arts is launched this weekend.  The introduction to this exciting new international ministry is now on Anawimarts website.   Currently, on the website, is the work of featured artist, Annie Bromham, IBVM. Congratulations to all the artists who gathered at Maryhome in Toronto earlier this year, for this innovative new ministry. Be sure to check out the website:  www.anawimarts.com.

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Holiday Sip & Paint!

Posted on December 04, 2019 in: Development

Holiday Sip & Paint!
Thursday, December 5!  Join us for our next Sip & Paint at the Sipping Muse in downtown Wheaton on Thursday, December 5 from 4 PM until 7 PM.  Cost is $40 per person and includes all supplies, a light dinner, and beverages.  This time we will be painting 3 glass Christmas ornaments!  All proceeds will benefit our Mary Ward Center in Chicago.  Visit the link here to register.    https://www.thesippingmuse.com/event/fundraiser-ibvm-2/

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#givingtuesday 2019

Posted on December 04, 2019 in: JPIC

#givingtuesday 2019
  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  We raised over $4000 for our #givingtuesday campaign to support the Kino Border Initiative.  We couldn't have done it without you!  Thank you to everyone who donated.  We appreciate your support so very much.      

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