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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.

IBVM Sister appointed to the Order of Canada

On July 1, 2008 Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced the appointment of Christine Leyser IBVM to the Order of Canada. The award is Canada’s highest honour for lifetime achievement.

IBVM Justice Alert: Global Food Crisis

IBVM Justice Alert: Global Food Crisis - May 2008 [PDF 215KB] IBVM Justice Alert: Global Food Crisis - May 2008 Letter [PDF 9KB]

Living With Respect in Creation - Led by Marianne Karsh

60th Anniversary Series: A Sense of Perspective on our planet TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007 7:30-9PM LORETTO MARYHOLME 379 Bouchier St. Roches Point Walk the property at Loretto Maryholme, explore what creation means to us and our spirituality by hearing fascinating true stories of the natural world and talk about interconnectedness, mutuality, variability, survival -- all themes seen in nature which...

IBVM nun receives India's highest civilian award

Sr. Cyril Mooney IBVM A Catholic nun has been honoured with one of India's highest civilian awards. Sister Cyril Mooney of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been awarded the Padma Shri award for social service. Sister Mooney works with poor children in Kolkata, Born in Ireland, on July 21, 1936, she arrived in India in October 1956. She has a PhD in Zoology, which she acquired at...

Letter to the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of the Environment

The Canadian Religious Conference, of which IBVM is a member, speaks out about the Canadian government's lack of appropriate and substantive action to address issues of climate change and its effects worldwide.

General Congregation

The newly elected General Leadership Team - Carmen Diston, Consultor (Canada), Sandra Perrett ,1st Consultor (Australia) Marian Moriarty, General Superior (South Africa), Beatrice Stuart, Consultor, (India), Barbara Murphy, Consultor (Ireland)

Loretto Maryholme Celebrates 60th Anniversary on July 6th, 2006

The IBVM (Loretto) Community is deeply grateful to all the associates, friends and neighbours who joined us for these celebrations. We especially want to thank all those who organized the justice and ecology displays, provided entertainment, music and foOn Sunday July 6th, 2006, we held a sixtieth anniversary celebration of this much loved property, beginning in the early morning with IBVM...