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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.

We are proud to be celebrating our 175th year in Canada in 2022. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday evening Earth-centered Prayers
    Mon, Nov 07
    Online Event Zoom
    Nov 07, 6:45 p.m. – Nov 28, 7:30 p.m.
    Online Event Zoom
    Each Monday in November Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
  • The Mystery of Advent
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Nov 28
    Nov 28, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Toronto, 70 St Mary St, Toronto, ON M5S 1J3, Canada
    An Ignatian Reflection series
  • 3 Day Weekday Silent Retreat
    Tue, Dec 06
    Loretto Maryholme
    Dec 06, 12:00 p.m. – Dec 08, 12:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.