Entries for September 2019
Download below the latest news from IBVM NGO office at the UN
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.
The South Asia Province June-August Newsletter has arrived. Click below to download.
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...
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...