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Entries for August 2019

Sept/Oct House of Prayer

Posted on August 26, 2019 in: General News

You can download the current House of Prayer below.

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"Sips of Faith"   This Saturday, Sept 7th
All IBVM Companions, Sisters and Friends Welcome!  Join us for our monthly, casual, drop-in coffee time at Panera Bread in Wheaton. The back room is reserved just for us!  Our next gathering will be Saturday, September 7th, from 10-11:30, at Panera Bread in Wheaton. We will provide a devotional for the day to read and discuss. No need to prepare – just come, sip, and share!    Please join us and bring a friend!     Due to the Assembly, there will be no "Sips" in October.

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Better Companies, Better World

Posted on August 20, 2019 in: JPIC

Adapted from Better Companies, Better World            by Linda Haydock, SNJM A powerful alliance is formed when religious women and men, ecumenical and interfaith groups, and non-profit partners bring their faith to bear in boardroom of the largest corporations in the world. In twenty years, there are many accomplishments in addressing human trafficking through share holder advocacy. Four areas are noteworthy: Hotels/Airports: The result of partnerships that have been devoted to addressing sex trafficking taking place in hotels and through airline travel is remark...

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July Casa Loreto Newsletter

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: Global News

Download the current newsletter from Casa Loreto and see "What's Happening" in the global IBVM world!

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Below is the second 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, the Loretto Sisters.  She was a woman of faith, courage and love—a true daughter of Mary Ward.  The first part covered her life from birth until she left Dublin with her companions to begin a new mission in Toronto, Canada. This part covers the journey from Dublin to the New World, finally arriving at Toronto. Sr. Theresa Dease, as she is known at this point of her life, is a courageous young woman, following the path that Go...

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The Cause for Mary Ward

Posted on August 03, 2019 in: Global News

Attached you will find a request for prayers and information from Elizabeth Cotter IBVM, Vice Postulator Cause of Mary Ward. Can you help?  

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Artists at work - Sipping Muse

Posted on August 03, 2019 in: Development

Artists at work - Sipping Muse
  On July 11th Sisters, Companions and friends gathered at the Sipping Muse in Wheaton for a evening of fun while raising some funds.  Please enjoy the photos from the event.   What artists we have among us!  

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UN Update Special Edition!!

Posted on August 02, 2019 in: Global News

The IBVM UN NGO Office have just released a Special Edition of UN Update on Human Trafficking.   It gives and excellent overview of the work of the Mary Ward Family at the global, continental, national, regional and local levels. It is also an excellent learning tool as it contains a lot of valuable information. We encourage the members of our network worldwide to engage with the content and use it for conversations and other aspects of your work and life. The issue is serious. Human trafficking is growing in spite of all the efforts. However we just have to trust that, with time, effort and constancy of mem...

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