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Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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The Loretto Sisters (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, IBVM) 
are an active community of Catholic women seeking to spread the Gospel as ‘Contemplatives in Action’.

Mary Ward (1585 - 1645) founder, an English woman who held a strong conviction “that women in time to come will do much,” continues to inspire and challenge women today.

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday evening Earth-centered Prayers
    Mon., Jul. 26
    Online Event Zoom
    Jul. 26, 7:00 p.m. – Sep. 13, 7:30 p.m.
    Online Event Zoom
    Loretto House Earth-centered Evening Prayer is on pause.
  • Landing day
    Thu., Sep. 16
    Online Event
    Sep. 16, 12:01 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
    Online Event
    Our leadership will continue to monitor the situation to determine when and if an event can be held. Updates will be posted here.
  • Poets, Mystics and Prophets
    Fri., Sep. 24
    Loretto Maryholme
    Sep. 24, 5:00 p.m. – Sep. 26, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Celebrate the autumnal changing of the year