After two years preparation by an international planning group, the Loreto Schools International Education Conference was held in Pretoria South Africa from 25 June to 2 July 2017. Continue reading
Greetings from Pretoria, South Africa.
We thank our hosts from the Loreto schools in South Africa, who have made this Conference possible. Some 60 delegates from IBVM and CJ schools across 19 countries have convened to reflect on our shared roots, to move forward in response to the challenges of the 21st Century and cross boundaries on all levels (nation, language and experience) within an atmosphere of mutual support and respect. Continue reading
More photos from Sandeep Singh from Day 2 of the Loreto Schools’ Conference in South Africa.
Welcome all to South Africa! An amazing first day of the Loreto International Schools’ Conference. Fantastic to be part of a world wide family where we all share common values. A beautiful mass at the first Loreto School in Africa… Continue reading
On April 27, 2017, the General leadership teams of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto) and the Congregation of Jesus meet in Rome. The remembered their common heritage of one institute founded by Mary Ward.
Loving greetings from the TERTAINS 2017 Bray, Wicklow. We have now come to the end of three weeks journeying together along with Chris and Margo. Continue reading
In this update we share information and impressions on the recent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, The Commission on the Status of Women, International Day of Happiness, and Impact Investment. Teresia Wamuyu Wachira ibvm, Kenya offers us a beautiful reflection entitled “Promote Peaceful and Just Societies”, the third reflection in our series of Reflections on the Spiritual and Ethical dimensions of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Continue reading
Last weekend we enjoyed free days with the gentle sun and blue skies inviting us to be out and about in Rome. Some took up exploration on a hop-on-hop off bus, Continue reading
Wednesday saw us up with the sunrise and setting off in a small coach to the Vatican. The security from here to our places was as strong as at any airport. Eventually we arrived at seats very close to where Pope Francis was sitting to speak to the people. Continue reading
This UN Update provides us with lots of interesting information and links. We have a Reflection from IBVM General leadership on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda as an integral framework for implementing our Christian and religious charism and our General Congregation Orientations or calls. Continue reading