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Entries for 2020

Election Day Prayer

Posted on November 01, 2020 in: General News

Election Day Prayer
In union with Sisters and friends across the country, join us in the Election Day of Prayer on November 3rd.  We have selected the hour of 9:00- 10:00a.m. for IBVM Sisters, Companions and friends. We encourage you to pray for our country and elections, for greater care for the marginalized...

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#givingtuesday 2020

Posted on December 04, 2020 in: Development

We have the best supporters! Your generosity is amazing and we thank you for your support of our Anawim Arts Ministry, the care of our IBVM Loretto Sisters, and other ministry needs on #GivingTuesday, raising a total of $11,485.00. Wow! You all are amazing. Thank you so much.  

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Mary Ward JPIC Newsletter

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: JPIC

Mary Ward JPIC Newsletter
The current newsletter from the MW JPIC office in Rome is available below.

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Anawim Arts Fall Appeal

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: Development

Anawim Arts Fall Appeal
Our Fall 2020 Appeal is focused on the ministry of Anawim Arts.  Click here for more information.  

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Responding to Tilt

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: Anawim Arts

Anawim Arts Fall Art Show has dealt with the theme of "Tilt."  Check out the link here to see how you can share your response to the word with this artistic ministry of the IBVM Loretto Sisters.  

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Whats Up! Nov. 2020

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

Now available to download.

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Vocations Awareness Week

Posted on November 03, 2020 in: General News

November 1 -  7, 2020 National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life. Pray for Vocations

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Special Edition of What's Up

Posted on November 01, 2020 in: General News

The US Newsletter, What's Up has just released a special edition dedicated to Mary Ward.

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New Mary Ward App

Posted on October 14, 2020 in: Global News

Just Released for Iphone and Android You can now participate in a Mary Ward pilgrimage right from the comfort of your home!  The On Pilgrimage with Mary Ward App, covers 7 key destinations of the major Mary Ward pilgrimage in Europe. This App is a new and exciting resource can be used freely by all. On Pilgrimage with Mary Ward  will spark memories if you have visite...

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Amazon Prime Days Oct. 13 & 14

Posted on October 13, 2020 in: Development

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2179797 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Thank you!

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: Development

Thank you!
Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters and donors for making our first ever online virtual fundraiser, Mission IS Possible, a huge success! Thanks to your kind and generous support, our IBVM Sisters can continue making a positive difference in the the world through wonderful ministries such as...

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What's Up - US

Posted on September 30, 2020 in: General News

The September issue of the US IBVM newsletter is available to download.  Enjoy!

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News from Canada

Posted on September 29, 2020 in: Global News

The Fall Issue of What's Up, the IBVM Canada newsletter, is available to download.

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UN Handbook

Posted on September 22, 2020 in: Global News

The Loreto JPIC India office has created a UN Handbook full of historic and current information.  This is a great resource to learn more about our relastionship with the UN.   A PowerPoint is also available for downloading below.

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Sign up for Email Blasts

Posted on September 15, 2020 in: Development

Sign up for Email Blasts
As the world is going more and more digital, sign up for our email blasts through the IBVM Office of Development to keep up with all the news we share!  Click the link here. 

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Connections Summer 2020

Posted on September 14, 2020 in: Development

Connections Summer 2020
Our latest edition of Connections is out now!  Click the link below to read it today!  

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New Recovery Card!

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: Development

New Recovery Card!
Did you know that you can support our Sisters by ordering Memorial, Recovery, and All Occasion cards through our IBVM Office of Development?  Click the link here to see the latest update: a beautiful new design on the Recovery card by staff member, Juanita Rea-Dorn.   Click here

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Mission IS Possible- Virtual Event 2020
This year we have made our Annual Event a little different!   With the emergence of Covid-19, we changed this to Mission IS Possible!  It is our hope that you will continue to support the care of our retired and infirm IBVM Sisters and our Sisters in active ministry, to ensure the wor...

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Sept/Oct House of Prayer

Posted on August 27, 2020 in: General News

The 2020 September/October House of Prayer is now available to download below.

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News From Rome

Posted on July 31, 2020 in: Global News

The July 2020 issue of "What's Happening" from Rome is now available below.  This newsletter contains information about Loretto Sisters around the globe.

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News From Canada

Posted on July 29, 2020 in: General News

The July issue of What's Up! is available below.

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Peg Ivers, IBVM

Posted on July 29, 2020 in: In Memoriam

Peg Ivers, IBVM
Peg Ivers, IBVM Entererd Life:  December 15, 1937 Entered Religious Life:  September 8, 1955 Entered Eternal Life:  July 28, 2020 "My vocation is love." May she rest in peace. Sr. Margaret “Peg” Ivers was born in Chicago and entered the IBVM in...

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Webinar on Human Trafficking

Posted on July 29, 2020 in: JPIC

Webinar on Human Trafficking
This webinar taking place Thursday, July 30 at 12 PM CDT online.  Click the link to register!  https://usccb.clickmeeting.com/811114759/register

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US Province Newsletter

Posted on July 25, 2020 in: General News

Summer 2020 Edition available below.

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IBVM News from South Africa

Posted on July 22, 2020 in: Global News

Please click the link below to read the latest newsletter from the IBVM in South Africa!  

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IBVM Statement on Racial Injustice in the U.S.
The Sisters, Companions, and JPIC committee have released a statement on the racial injustice that is happening in the United States.  Please view the statement in the link below.    

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Mary Ward's Open Circle, A Metaphor for Today
The IBVM Arts Ministry/Anawin Art just released a new video.  It is timely and very thought provoking.  Watch it HERE.

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UN Update June 2020

Posted on June 15, 2020 in: Publications

The June edition of It's Your World form our UN office is now available.  Click below.

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News from Sudan!

Posted on June 04, 2020 in: Global News

Please see below for the latest news from the Loreto Rumbek in Sudan.    

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Spring Appeal 2020- HOPE

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: Development

Our Spring Appeal- a call to Hope is out now.  Thank you for your support, care, prayers, and kindness.  

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Companion Bill Durborough

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: Companions

  Hats off to our Companion Bill Durborough in Sacramento.  His work to help the poor and homeless in the area is highlighted on the Februrary edition of Catholic Viewpoint: Faith, Hope, and Love,  hosted by Fr. Michael Kiernan.   Let his work inspire you! Watch the Video Here  

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Anawim Arts

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: General News

Anawim Arts has announed a Special Edition: Art in the Tme of the Corona Virus.   The are accepting contributions reflecting the various experiences of the pandemic.    Be sure to check out the poem and painting from Arlene Ashack, IBVM.  

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IBVM Leadership News

Posted on March 29, 2020 in: General News

March edition is now available below.

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Mary Ward, Coronavirus and Us

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: General News

Mary Ward, Coronavirus and Us
  I am often filled with awe that there seems to be nearly no situation that might be unknown to Mary Ward. Of course, she did not know the coronavirus, but she certainly experienced limitations and detention in times of illness and infectuous diseases. In 1631, after the suppression of M...

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Catholic Sisters Week 2020

Posted on March 10, 2020 in: Development

Catholic Sisters Week 2020
It is Catholic Sisters Week!  We would love for you to share with us stories of how our IBVM Sisters have made a positive impact in your life.  You may find us on Facebook or email us at development@ibvm.us.  We will share all the stories with our Sisters!  

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News from Canada

Posted on March 06, 2020 in: Global News

January/February Edition of What's Up is available to download below.

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Our Mary Ward Center Newsletter for Winter 2020 is out now!  Check out a copy here.  

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Time Capsule

Posted on February 29, 2020 in: Province Archives

The IBVM time capsule from 1962 was recently opened.  All items have been photographed and are available to all to view.  Click here.

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"Sips of Faith" Saturday, Mar. 7

Posted on February 29, 2020 in: Companions

"Sips of Faith"  Saturday,  Mar. 7
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, March 7th, from 10-11:30, at Panera Bread in Whe...

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Lent 2020

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: JPIC

Lent 2020 has begun and we would like to share this Living Laudato Si' 2020: Living a Laudato Si' Lent publication with you.  

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"It's Your World"

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: Publications

The February update from the UN is available to download below.  Previous issues can be found HERE.

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House of Prayer March-April

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: General News

The March/April House of Prayer is now available to download.

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Connections - Annual Report

Posted on February 26, 2020 in: Development

The 2018 - 2019 Annual Report has been published.  Download the latest edition of Connections below to read it.

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Mary Ward Center

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

The Mary WarD Center Winter Newsletter is here.  Download below.

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IBVM Leadership News

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: Publications

The February newsletter is available to download below.

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Mary Alfred Guillard, IBVM

Posted on February 14, 2020 in: In Memoriam

Mary Alfred Guillard, IBVM
Mary Alfred Guillard, IBVM Entered Life - September 13, 1927 Entered Religious Life - January 18, 1945 Entered Eternal Life - February 13, 2020 "Lord Serves." “Love Serves!”  Sister Mary Alfred chose those two words as her motto to lead and guide her t...

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Leadership Newsletter

Posted on February 14, 2020 in: General News

February newsletter from US Leadership is now available.

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Mary Ward Week 2020

Posted on January 23, 2020 in: Global News

Mary Ward Week  2020
  Attached is this years reflection booklet for Mary Ward Week.   This year’s Mary Ward Week resource booklet has been collated and edited by two Indian members, Prabina IBVM and Manjusha CJ in India. Once again, the contributors come from many different parts of our Mary ...

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Maria Bierer, IBVM

Posted on January 03, 2020 in: In Memoriam

Maria Bierer, IBVM
Maria Bierer, IBVM Entered Life - July 31, 1933 Entered Religious Life - September 8, 1952 Entered Eternal Life - December 29, 2019 "I am your reed, Sweet Shepherd, glad to be." Maria Bierer, IBVM was a daughter of Mary Ward who, early in the 17th century, was alr...

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House of Prayer Jan-Feb

Posted on January 03, 2020 in: General News

The January thru February House of Prayer is available to download below.

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