400th Anniversary News & Events

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In the Presence of God: Mary Ward’s Spirituality

A new publication by Ursula Dirmeier, CJ Translated by Julie Clinton, IBVM Published by Loreto Sisters, Gibraltar 2009 The purpose and content of this recent publication by Ursula Dirmeier CJ is to spell out the spirituality of Mary Ward for the people of today. Mary Ward (1585 - 1645) was misunderstood by the Catholic Church for several centuries. She was not recognized as the founder of her...

Loretto Sisters Celebrate 400 Years of Service Video

Loretto Sisters Celebrate 400 Years of Service Video Sorry, flash is not available. Credits: Neil Kinnear and Lesley Chung Photography

The 2009 India Study and Leadership Program

The Student Participants in the 2009 India Study and Leadership Program witness, serve and learn in order to become advocates for justice and a voice for the voiceless in developing countries.” The India Study and Leadership Program was jointly planned by the Loretto Sisters, Adventure Learning Experiences and the Toronto Catholic District School Board for the year 2009 to mark and...

Loretto Sisters Celebrate 400th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

May 3rd, 2009 “Divine love is like a fire.” We are called by God to a vocation of love.” -- Mary Ward, c. 1619 The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters), their associates, friends and honored guests gathered at St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto, Ontario for a special Eucharistic celebration on Sunday May 3rd, 2009. His Grace, Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, was the Presider...

400th Anniversary Inaugural Celebration

The Institute Story in the Universe Story IBVM Sisters and Associates gathered at Loretto Abbey on January 3rd, 2009 to inaugurate the Canadian Province’s celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the founding of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The theme of the day, “the Institute Story in the Universe Story” was chosen to highlight the new responses that were evoked in the 17th century...

Loretto College: 400th Anniversary Workshops

Details to be posted From Charity to Justice: A full day workshop co-sponsored by the Multi-Faith Centre. Each major religion addresses the need for social justice and calls its members to action. The day begins with a prayer service, then an outreach to some shelter or soup kitchen. Shared discussion to followed identifying the causes of such issues and what action can be taken. Corporate...