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Entries for 2021

Whats Up! September 2021

Posted on September 21, 2021 in: General News

The latest edition of the US Region newsletter is now available to download. Previous Issues are available HERE.

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Statement On Afghanistan

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: JPIC International

Below is the Statement on Afghanistan from the Wheaton Franciscan JPIC.  We are in support of this Statement and, with their permission, share it with you. September 2, 2021 As the US completes its formal military withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war, we need to reflect on what we have learned.  In his recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti, in paragraph 261, Pope Franc...

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Sept/Oct House of Prayer

Posted on September 01, 2021 in: General News

The 2021 September/October House of Prayer is now available to download below.

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JPIC Calendar September 2021

Posted on September 01, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

Download this month's JPIC calendar below.    

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The Teresa Ball Legacy

Posted on August 31, 2021 in: General News

  Celebrating 200 Years of Teresa Ball's Legacy Courtsey of the Loretto Archives, Canadian Region Expore the new online exhibit in honour of the bi-centennial of Teresa Ball beginning her foundation in Ireland.

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Diane's Health Hints

Posted on August 30, 2021 in: General News

Diane's Health Hints
Diane's Health Hints, her last edition, is here!    Click below,  to download the current issue. As Diane moves on to a new phase we wish her all the best and are grateful for her years of love and care.  Blessings to you Diane!  

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Sips of Faith Returns 9/4

Posted on August 29, 2021 in: Companions

  Sips of Faith on Zoom All Sisters, Companions and Friends are welcome Saturday September 7th, 10 am  Make a cup of coffee and join in.  No preparation or RSVP required.   Email Dana for the Zoom link.  Hope to see you!

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IBVM Digital Archives

Posted on August 26, 2021 in: Province Archives

Now Live! Explore the digital archive and discover the rich history of the IBVM! Included are photographs and documents that cover a range of topics such as the sister’s arrival in the United States, schools, the 1980 Centennial and more. The digital archive is a long-term project, and new content will be added on a regular basis. Please contact the archives with any questions, comments o...

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IBVM BBQ

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

IBVM BBQ
Celebrate the End of Summer! IBVM BBQ Sisters, Companions, and Staff Sunday, September 12 1:30 PM 562 Illini Dr. Carol Stream, IL  Bring a lawn chair if you have one!  RSVP Here!

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Launch of Jubilee Year

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

200th IBVM Jubilee Some exciting resources to look back and reflect on our past. Archive News - Newsletter of the IBVM: Institute and Irish Province Archives The Beginning is Everything; 200 years of IBVM (Loreto Branch)

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News From Canada

Posted on July 31, 2021 in: Global News

The July newsletter from Canada is available below to download or can be read HERE.  Enjoy!

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News From the UN

Posted on July 21, 2021 in: Global News

Un Update No. 47 June 2021 

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Maria Sheerin, IBVM

Posted on July 19, 2021 in: In Memoriam

Maria Sheerin, IBVM
Maria Sheerin, IBVM Entered Life: October 29, 1930 Entered Religious Life:  September 8, 1948 Entered Eternal Life:  July 18, 2021 "With Him and in Him, through Mary." May she rest in peace. Obituary  

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Set Your DVR's

Posted on June 19, 2021 in: Companions

Amanda Longe-Asque and her Surgeon, Dr Bharat, will be featured on WGN on Tuesday June 22nd at 9pm.  Amanda is doing amazingly well.  She is working hard all day, every day, at the Rehab center and hopes to be going home soon. Amanda's Go Fund Me

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Zoom Invite to All

Posted on June 13, 2021 in: Global News

Zoom Invite to All
Living Laudato Si'  June 16, 7:00 am CST Zoom Please join the global Mary Ward Family for the online launch of the Laudato Si' 7 year Action Plan.  Our very own Carrie Goodale will be sharing our part of the this exciting new endeavor.  Set your alarm, grab some coffee ...

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End Child Labor

Posted on June 12, 2021 in: JPIC International

Mary Ward Family Pledges to Raise Global Awareness to End Child Labor Here's How You Can Help

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Mary Ward's Cause

Posted on May 31, 2021 in: Global News

News from Rome....

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Mary Ward JPIC Newsletter
The latest news from the Mary Ward JPIC Office is now available to download below.  This issue includes articles from all across the globe.  Be sure to read page 6 and learn more about our work here in the US.

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MWC Thriving During COVID

Posted on May 21, 2021 in: General News

MWC Thriving During COVID
The past year has been quite different to say the least.  We have all taken to technology and the internet in ways we never have would have imagined before.  Offices closed, work remote became the norm, businesses shut their doors, and people stayed home.  But that is n...

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JPIC Awards Grant to HHH

Posted on May 19, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

JPIC Awards Grant to HHH
Harmony Hope and Healing is a Chicago non-profit where vulnerable individuals can rebuild themselves through the restorative power of music.  Started in 2003 by Marge Nykaza, our connection to HHH was there right from the start.  Marge was in grad school and began a program at St...

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Josephine O'Brien, IBVM

Posted on May 07, 2021 in: In Memoriam

Josephine O'Brien, IBVM
Mary Josephine O'Brien Entered Life: December 29, 1922 Entered Religious Life:  October 27, 1940 Entered Eternal Life:  May 7, 2021 "Thy will be done."   May she rest in peace. Obituary May 17, 2021 Celebration of Life Mass Homily by Father William Vol...

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Breathe As One

Posted on May 05, 2021 in: Global News

Join the Mary Ward Family Global Prayer May 8th at 6:00 am CST. Click HERE to Register  Pray in solidarity with and for all those impacted by COVID-19. Sponsored By     

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How Catholic Sisters are Helping to Save the Earth -- and You Can Too Sponsored by Global Sisters Report Presented by Sr. Sheila Kinsey and Sr. Melinda Roper Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2 p.m. Central Catholic sisters have long been involved in efforts to protect the environment, address climate change and care for creation. Join Sr. Sheila Kinsey from Rome and Sr. Melinda Roper from Darien...

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News from the UN

Posted on March 31, 2021 in: Global News

The March issue of "It's Your World" is available to download below.  Earlier editions can be found on our publications page.

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Archives Needs Your Help!

Posted on March 06, 2021 in: Province Archives

Archives Needs Your Help!
So Many Photos ... So Little Information!   Can you help us identify some of our old photographs?  Take a walk down memory lane and see if you can help!   Click HERE  

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Mary Ward Service Video

Posted on January 25, 2021 in: General News

Recorded on January 24, 2021, the Mary Ward Service from York is available on Vimeo.   This ecumenical celebration of the life and legacy of Mary Ward is presented by J. Nobel.   Enjoy.  

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Mary Ellen Beck, IBVM

Posted on January 19, 2021 in: In Memoriam

Mary Ellen Beck, IBVM
Mary Ellen Beck, IBVM Entererd Life:  February 8, 1933 Entered Religious Life:  September 15, 1950 Entered Eternal Life:  January 19, 2021 "Thy will be done." May she rest in peace. Video of Sr. Mary Ellen's Celebration of Life

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US Capitol Violence

Posted on January 10, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

Statement Regarding January 6, 2021 US Capitol Violence In keeping with Mary Ward’s call and charism of freedom, justice and integrity, we her community, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, join with more than 1300 other leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement: We, the Leadership of the IBVM, join with LCWR and with the world in praying for peace after wi...

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New Connections

Posted on January 10, 2021 in: Development

The latest edition of Connections is out!  Click the link below to read all the latest from the IBVM Office of Development.  

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News From South Sudan

Posted on January 05, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

Learn more about the IBVM ministry in Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan.  The ministry continues to thrive under the leadership of Orla Treasy, IBVM and her wonderful staff!    The First Annual Report is available for us all .  Enjoy.

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