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

11/02/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Juliana Dusel, IBVMJuliana 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, extinct, rooted out, destroyed and abolished.”

Yet 400 years later, Mary Ward’s cause endures and her Institute lives. Among the 2,500 members world-wide, a North American contingent also celebrates her dreams and carries on her work. Who ARE these women?

400th Anniversary Lecture Series

Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1585 - 1645)Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1585 - 1645)The Legacy of Mary Ward

The Loretto Sisters in conjunction with the Continuing Education Department of the University of St. Michael’s College are offering a series of three lectures to celebrate the establishment of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary by its founder, Mary Ward.

January 28th, February 4th and February 11th of 2010 at 7p.m.

Location: TBA

Reservations by e-mail: continuinged [dot] stmikes [at] utoronto [dot] ca