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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

  • Earth-centered Prayers - May
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 30
    Online Event Zoom
    May 30, 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event Zoom
    Every Monday in May
  • 3 Day Weekday Silent Retreat
    Tue, Jun 07
    Loretto Maryholme
    Jun 07, 12:00 p.m. EDT – Jun 09, 12:00 p.m. EDT
    Loretto Maryholme, 379A Bouchier St, Roches Point, ON L0E 1P0, Canada
    Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.
  • Do No Harm - 6 part webinar series
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 19
    Online Event
    May 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Explore how intersectional oppression affects the options and choices of people across the spectrum of exploitation.