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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 18
    Online Event Zoom
    Jul 18, 7:00 p.m. – Sept 06, 7:30 p.m.
    Online Event Zoom
    Loretto House Earth-centered Evening Prayer is on pause.
  • The Golden Rule and Interfaith Dialogue
    Aug 08, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom event
    Explore the power of the Golden Rule as a unitive tool for peace
  • 6 Day Silent Retreat
    Tue, Sept 06
    Loretto Maryholme
    Sept 06, 12:00 p.m. – Sept 11, 12:00 p.m.
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to rest, rejuvenate and receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.