Welcome to the July – August HOP from the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Congregation of Jesus. This HOP invites us to pray  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

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.

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

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

“Tens of millions of children are forced to work in degrading conditions, exposed to forms of slavery and exploitation, as well as abuse, maltreatment and discrimination. Continue reading

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