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IBVM Mass of Remembrance

Posted on October 19, 2018 in: General News

IBVM Mass of Remembrance
Mass of Remembrance Sunday November 11, 2018 2:00 PM Wheaton Franciscan Chapel 26W171 Roosevelt Road Wheaton, IL 60187 The Sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary invite you to join us for this special Eucharistic Liturgy in which we celebrate the memory of our beloved deceased who have been enrolled in the IBVM Office of Development Memorial Program throughout the year.   Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. Please RSVP by emailing  development@ibvm.us  or calling us 630-682-9097 or 630-653-4740 ...

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Welcome to the New Site

Posted on March 08, 2018 in: General News

Welcome to the New Site
We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website.  We welcome your feedback.    

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2018 Advent Journey

Posted on December 01, 2018 in: General News

2018 Advent Journey
You are invited to embark on our new Advent journey through the daily devotional booklet: “Welcome the Light”  by Joyce Rupp,OSM. Through reflection and sharing, we can strengthen our bonds regardless of the miles between us. Participation is easy.  After reading the daily devotional, you will visit the ADVENT WEBPAGE to find a personal reflection written by an IBVM Sister or Associate.  You can share your thoughts and questions through the comment section right there.  If you would prefer paper copies o...

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Cause of Venerable Mary Ward

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

Learn more about the process and how you can promote the cause.  the newsletter from the Office for the Cause of Venerable Mary Ward.  Click here to download.

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Diane's Health Hints

Posted on November 18, 2018 in: General News

Diane's Health Hints
Diane's Health Hints can be found here every month.   November's issue is full of useful information about medications.    Take special notice of the Myth Buster section.  Click HERE to download the November issue and an added bonus is a handy chart:  The Common Side Effects of Medication.   Missed an issue?  No need to worry, all issues are archived on the Publications page of our website.

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Shop Online and Support the Sisters

Posted on November 16, 2018 in: General News

You can make a difference while you shop at no additional cost to you by using AmazonSmile and igive.com.  Each online purchase you make will automatically earn money for the IBVM.   Learn more about these programs HERE.   Avoid the traffic and the crowds on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all year long.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday

# GivingTuesday

Posted on November 11, 2018 in: General News

Help us support the Mary Ward Center this #GivingTuesday.   All online donations from now until Tuesday, November 27 will go toward Mary Ward Center Scholarships! Our goal is to raise enough to give 100 people the opportunity to attend classes. To learn more about the Mary Ward Center, check out our website. Click HERE to make a donation! Let's make this year's #GivingTuesday a huge success!  #MaryWardCenterChicago #WomenInTimeWillDoMuch#MWCScholarshipsForClasses

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The IBVM Choir welcomes all singers! To learn more, please contact Anne Hyzy, IBVM at 630 373 0126 or email

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Nov. - Dec. House of Prayer

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General News

You can download the current House of Prayer HERE

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House of Prayer

Posted on August 31, 2018 in: General News

The House of Prayer for September & October 2018 is now available.

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Province Newsletter

Posted on July 09, 2018 in: General News

The July issue of the US Province Newsletter is available here.

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The latest issue of Connections is now available online.  Featured in this issue is "Redefining Retirement"; an inspiring look at our retired sisters at Casa San Carlo. Current Issue Past Issues can be found HERE

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The dedication of the Plaque honoring the IBVM legacy was held on June 12th.  Sisters, Associates and friends attended the event hosted by The Pulte Company.     CLICK HERE to view the video posted by the Daily Herald.   Photos from the event have been posted.

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You Are Invited!

Posted on June 04, 2018 in: General News

You Are Invited!
Pulte Homes invites you to the Wheaton property for the dedication of a beautiful plaque honoring our IBVM Sisters and the many inspiring ministries that were housed at our Wheaton Convent over the years.  This event will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 am.  Refreshments will be served, so it is important that Pulte has an estimate of the number who will attend the dedication.  Please respond ASAP to ibvmjudy@aol.com if you plan to join us on Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 am.

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US Province Newsletter

Posted on May 22, 2018 in: General News

Keep update with the Province.  The June issue of the US Province Newsletter was just published.  Read it HERE.

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The photos are in from the 3rd Annual Loreto Sisters Appreciation Tea held May 5, 2018.  An Irish Tea was the theme this year and over 100 people attended.  The Phoenix IBVM Associates proudly host this event every spring.  View the entire photo album.  

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