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Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

Latest Updates

Are you a student interested in living on the University of Toronto campus for the 2021 Winter Term? There is still space available in single rooms. Please email for more information.

Upcoming Events

Compassion for Self Compassion for Others
Sun, Dec 06
Online event
Dec 06, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Online event
Free online gathering each Sunday in Advent
Earth-centered Prayers - Dec 7
Mon, Dec 07
Online Event Zoom
Dec 07, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Online Event Zoom
Every Monday in December
Mary Ward Week
Sat, Jan 23
Online Event
Jan 23, 2021, 12:01 AM – Jan 30, 2021, 11:59 PM
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.

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