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Entries for September 2019

"It's Your World" - UN Update

Posted on September 18, 2019 in: Global News

Download below the latest news from IBVM NGO office at the UN

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Loretto Event 2019

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: Development

Our new and updated 2019 Loretto Event was a success!  Thanks to all who donated, attended, volunteered, and contributed.  A very special thank you to Megon McDonough and Peter Polzak for performing hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  "Dedicated to the Ones We Love" was a fun time for our sisters, friends, donors, staff, and all who were able to attend this year!  Click the file below to read the program book from the event.  

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Diane's Health Hints

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: General News

Diane's Health Hints
Diane's Health Hints, September edition, is here!   Click below, related file, to download the current issue. Missed an issue?  No need to worry, all issues are archived on the Publications page of our website.

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JPIC Calendar September

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: JPIC

Download the JPIC Calendar HERE

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News from South Asia

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: Global News

The South Asia Province June-August Newsletter has arrived.  Click below to download.

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Our IBVM history has many beautiful, wonderful experiences. As I look at the clock in my office I remember wonderful times of liturgies, meetings, and happy memories. This clock, however, has another memory. On Tuesday, August 28, 1990 at 3:27 p.m. a tornado blew through Plainfield, Crest Hill, Joliet, Illinois and other nearby towns at 250-350 m.p.h.  St. Mary Immaculate Church and School were devastated as well as the town of Plainfield and many others. Sister Mary Keenan IBVM, the principal of the school and Gloria Sanchez, a young woman who taught music, were killed inside the school. The clock had surviv...

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STOP Trafficking in Persons!

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: JPIC

Human trafficking is an extreme human rights violation and an impediment to the United Nations Sustainable Goal as recognized in Agenda 2020 target 16.2.  In the weeks to come, we ask you to respond to the each of the five A’S  - Adopt, Attend, Adhere, Allocate, Address demand. ADOPT an action-oriented approach to prevent human trafficking, which recognizes the systemic issues that create vulnerability to exploitation, especially in women and children.  Respond to these vulnerabilities through gender-sensitive, age-appropriate strategies throughout a person’s life...

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