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Since the beginning of the Institute in the United States, we have been involved in education. Numerous elementary and high schools were established and staffed in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona, and California. In response to the needs of the times, the work of education also includes a wide variety of ministries: pastoral care, education and religious education, literacy and computer programs, and shelter for women.



Sponsored Ministries:
Sponsored Ministries are those which we own and staff as an IBVM community.

Loretto Center: retreat center hospitality for one-day programs and overnight accommodations for longer programs

Loretto Extension Service: correspondence courses for high school students

Loretto House: hospitality and support for single women in need

Mary Ward Center: one-on-one tutoring of English as a Second Language and small group computer training.


Ministry Connections:
  • Michigan Tech University and St. Albert the Great, Houghton, Michigan
  • Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Prescott, Arizona
  • Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, Arizona
  • St. Patrick Succeed Academy, Sacramento, California
  • St. Simon and Jude School, Phoenix, Arizona
  • St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, Chicago, Illinois
  • Wellspring Women's Center, Sacramento, California