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Spring 2018 Appeal


Friends are invaluable in everyone’s life and your friendship and caring play a very important role in the lives of all of our Loretto Sisters.  With your support, we are able to assist others and also care for our retired and infirm Sisters. These remain our greatest concerns and needs and we know we are not alone.

Times have changed for women in our world. Young women have many more options for service to others and may not choose religious life, as in the past. The NRRO (National Religious Retirement Office) tells us there are just over 45,000 remaining women religious in the US and the average age is well over 70.

In the past, working Sisters outnumbered the retired and infirm. Now the numbers are reversed and we rely more on the generosity of our friends.

We have been blessed by your generosity, which has helped us move our Sisters to assisted and independent living facilities. We are happy to say that all of them have found their new homes welcoming, peaceful and comfortable. Their presence is appreciated by their new neighbors and friends.

Our Presence:

Wherever we find ourselves, the foundation of our living the Gospel is our ministry of prayer and presence with others.

Some of our Sisters continue to engage in the following areas of active ministry:

  • Educators in School Administration
  • Teaching, Business Managers
  • Catechist
  • Community Archivist
  • Counselors
  • Development Office
  • Drivers for the Sick and Homebound
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Hospice Care
  • Parish Ministry
  • Spiritual Directors
  • Food Pantry Volunteer
  • ESL Teachers
  • Justice Advocates
  • College and High School Tutors
  • Hospital Volunteer.

We continue to serve where we can and care for our Sisters with your help.  We have little control over rising health care costs and life expectancy.  Your generous donation will allow us to continue our presence and mission to others and care for our retired and infirm Sisters.  DONATE HERE



Anne Delaney
Development Director
630.682.9097   EMAIL




IBVM Office of Development   PO Box 508   Wheaton, IL 60187  630.682.9097
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.