400th Anniversary News & Events

For further information about 400th Anniversary Events Contact Phyllis Parr: pparrr [at] gmail [dot] com

Prayer Service & Open House

Friends of Loretto Sisters are invited to gather for a Prayer Service & Open House celebrating 400 years of service. Sunday June 6, 2010 1:45 p.m. - Prayer Service 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open House hosted by the Carmelite Fathers for the Loretto Sisters. Location Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls (extra parking both sides of Our Lady of Peace Hall) View Larger...

"Mining the Riches of the Christian Tradition: Mysticism in Everyday Life"

"Mining the Riches of the Christian Tradition: Mysticism in Everyday Life" Three part Lecture Series Tuesday evenings: April 27, May 4, May 11 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Loretto Sisters and St. Mike’s Continuing Education Facilitated by Jeanne Cover, IBVM Jeanne Cover, IBVM Christian mystics, as exemplified in the life and work of Mary Ward, attest to the fact that the gift of union with God...
"Mining the Riches of the Christian Tradition: Mysticism in Everyday Life" Three part Lecture Series Tuesday evenings: April 27, May 4, May 11 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Loretto Sisters and St. Mike’s Continuing Education Facilitated by Jeanne Cover, IBVM Jeanne Cover, IBVM Christian mystics, as exemplified in the life and work of Mary Ward, attest to the fact that the gift of union with God...
"Mining the Riches of the Christian Tradition: Mysticism in Everyday Life" Three part Lecture Series Tuesday evenings: April 27, May 4, May 11 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Loretto Sisters and St. Mike’s Continuing Education Facilitated by Jeanne Cover, IBVM Jeanne Cover, IBVM Christian mystics, as exemplified in the life and work of Mary Ward, attest to the fact that the gift of union with God...

The Legacy of Mary Ward in North America - Juliana Dusel, IBVM

Juliana Dusel, IBVMMary Ward’s Institute, founded in 1609, was decidedly marked for extinction by the 1631 Bull of Suppression: “...we totally and completely suppress and extinguish them, subject them to perpetual abolition and remove them entirely from the Holy Church of God. We destroy and annul them and we wish and command all the Christian faithful to regard and repute them as suppressed,...

Called to be Lovers of Truth and Workers of Justice - Elizabeth Davis, RSM

Embedded in Scripture, Echoes through the Ages, Crying out Today - Elizabeth Davis, RSM Elizabeth Davis, RSMMary Ward (founder of the Loretto Sisters) urged her followers in her seventeenth century world to become “lovers of truth and workers of justice”. Jewish Rabbis, before the tenth century, spoke about the tripod that held firm the foundations of the world: ‘emet (truth), din (justice) and...

Love beyond Borders, Reconciling the Estranged - Jeanne Cover, IBVM

Mary Ward’s vocation of love meets the global world - Jeanne Cover, IBVM Jeanne Cover, IBVMIn the world of today is dialogue across differences possible? How can we reach beyond the borders, meeting those so afraid of being deceived or mistreated that their first reaction is to distrust, their second to contradict? How can we be voices of hope, creating the space where stories of awe and wonder...

400th Anniversary Lecture: Mary Ward - an Ignatian Exemplar

‘Ignatian Spirituality as embodied in the spirit of Mary Ward’ Lecturer: Gill K. Goulding CJ Associate Professor of Systemic Theology and Spirituality Regis College, University of Toronto Location: Regis College, University of Toronto Entrance: 100 Wellesley Street East Mass: 4:00 p.m. followed by Reception and Lecture Contact: gill [dot] goulding [at] utoronto [dot] ca

IBVM 400th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Rome

IBVM Sisters, Associates, Family, Friends will gather in Rome from countries around the world for an Institute Celebration of 400 years.

Corporate Social Responsibility - The Vision of Mary Ward in Today’s Global Economy

The Loretto Sisters are co-sponsoring this workshop with The University of St. Michael’s College, Continuing Education Division in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Location Sam Sorbara Auditorium, Brennan Hall St. Michael’s Campus, University of Toronto Keynote Speaker: Mary M. Gusella Mary M. Gusella is a Loretto graduate of St. Michael’s...