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

28/01/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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, fear and hurt can be told, where both the “long loneliness” [of pioneers like Mary Ward and Dorothy Day] and the “mirth” and “joy” inherent in a vocation of love can sit comfortably side by side?

In the years 1609-1610 Mary Ward took the first definitive steps to establish the Institute you know as the IBVM or Loretto Sisters. Now, 400 years later, Mary Ward’s vision is being communicated through the international thrust of her Institute. This thrust makes possible constructive dialogue with globalisation which characterises the contemporary world.

In this lecture, I would like to reflect on some ways in which we can respond to the particular demands for love and reconciliation which are peculiar to the twenty-first century.

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