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LORETTO SISTERS   

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Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Who we are?

We are inspired by the ground-breaking vision of our founder, Mary Ward, and united by a desire to serve God’s people across Canada.

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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.

Loretto | IBVM Canada has had a presence in Canada for over 175 years and continues with our mission to educate and inspire young women. 

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IBVM Events

  • 6 Day Silent Retreat
    6 Day Silent Retreat
    Thu, Jul 18
    Loretto Maryholme
    Jul 18, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Jul 23, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Jul 18, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Jul 23, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.
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  • 8 Day Silent Retreat
    8 Day Silent Retreat
    Fri, Jul 26
    Loretto Maryholme
    Jul 26, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Aug 02, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Jul 26, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Aug 02, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.
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  • 6 Day Silent Retreat
    6 Day Silent Retreat
    Thu, Sep 05
    Loretto Maryholme
    Sep 05, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Sep 10, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Sep 05, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Sep 10, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.
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  • Celtic Spirituality
    Celtic Spirituality
    Fri, Sep 13
    Loretto Maryholme
    Sep 13, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – Sep 15, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Sep 13, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – Sep 15, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Celtic spirituality can open inner doors to your heart, soul & vision.
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  • 6 Day Silent Retreat
    6 Day Silent Retreat
    Tue, Nov 26
    Loretto Maryholme
    Nov 26, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Dec 01, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Nov 26, 2024, 3:30 p.m. – Dec 01, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.
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