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Where We Are

The Institute of The Blessed Virgin Mary is an international congregation of Catholic vowed religious women. IBVM sisters can be found ministering across five continents.


The General Leadership for the IBVM Loret(t)o Branch is located at Casa Loreto in Rome, Italy.

Our sister branch founded by Mary Ward is the Congregatio Jesu

The Loret(t)o Branch is organized into nine Provinces and one Region and the Community of Southern Africa:

  • Africa – Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Mauritius, Seychelles

  • Asia Bangladesh, East Timor, India, Nepal

  • Australia

  • Europe – Albania, Italy, Ireland, Spain

  • North America – Canada, United States

  • South America – Peru

  • United Kingdom

2023 IBVM World Map
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