ANNE KELLY writes from New York Anne Kelly, IBVM NGO Representative at the United NationsThe UN buildings and adjacent neighbourhood have been in a state of siege this week, as 140 heads of state have arrived to take part in the Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and engage in debates in the General Assembly, that mark the start of the new academic and working year in this part of...

IBVM Supports "Make a Noise for the MDG’s"

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) are targets adopted at the UN Millennium Summit of 2000, aimed at slashing poverty, hunger, disease, maternal and child deaths and other ills by a 2015 deadline. The UN Millennium Campaign supports citizen efforts to hold their governments to account for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

IBVM joins the “Shout Out” campaign to “Make Poverty History”

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary General and Provincial Leaders join the global initiative to remind world leaders gathered at the G20 and G8 meetings in Toronto, Canada to keep their promise to make poverty history. We renew our commitment to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

Mary Ward Declared Venerable by Pope Benedict XVI

Press Statement The Loretto Sisters (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) rejoice in the news of this step in the Cause for the Canonization of Mary Ward, founder of the Institute. THE VENERABLE MARY WARD

Personal Highlights of the Mary Ward 400th Pilgrimage to Rome Oct. 1-12, 2009

Lenore Sullivan IBVM Thirty two-pilgrims from Canada joined nearly a thousand others from 33 different countries for a week of celebrating the founding vision of Mary Ward in 1609 and her “way” of identification with Jesus in responding to the needs of the time with integrity, justice, freedom and joy.

The Greening of Loretto College

Mario Iusi, President of Ameresco Canada, Evanne Hunter IBVM, Jane McDonell IBVM, Mary Mallany IBVM and the Honorable John Garretsen, in front of newly installed solar panels at Loretto College.On September 17, 2009 the IBVM Canadian Province hosted a special event on the Rooftop Patio of Loretto College unveiling Loretto’s first energy sustainable building in Canada. Recently completed eco -...

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

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