Ministries

Our charism is reflected in many ministries and what ignites us can be found in any of our works simply by living the love of  God.

Institute members and companions are responding to today’s needs in diverse ministries including:

  • Spiritual Direction & Accompaniment
  • Social & Development Work    
  • Anti-trafficking
  •  Prison Ministries
  •  Education
  • Justice & Advocacy
  • Pastoral
  • Nursing
  • Artists
  • Aged Care
  • Facilitation
  • Retreat work
  • NGO
  • Immigration  and refugee work

Here are examples of IBVM Ministries in different countries:

Australia Primary Education in Timor Leste
Hostel for tertiary students in Ho Chi Minh City  www.loreto.org.au

Canada Loretto Maryholme Retreats & Spirituality Ctr www.lorettomaryholme.ca
Mary Ward Centre for justice, education and spirituality www.marywardcentre.ca

Eastern Africa Loreto Mary Ward Centre for retreats and conferences in Karen.
Campaign for the Eradication of Female Genital Multilation: Ephigenia Gachiri, IBVM

England (United Kingdom)Loreto Centre Llandudno, North Wales http://www.loretocentre.org.uk
Mary Ward Loreto Albania; anti-human trafficking www.albaniahope.com www.ibvm.org.uk

Ireland Loreto Centre, Crumlin Rd, Dublin loretoc@gofree.indigo.ie
Artist at Work Claire Dillon, IBVM loretonewmemberoffice@eircom.net
Spirituality Project Everyday God; Retreat Centre Anam Aras in Laytown.

India Kolkata Mary Ward Social Center and Darjeeling Mary Ward Social Center; Anti-trafficking, Loreto Rainbow Homes www.loreto.in

Mauritius Retreat and Conference Centre in Souillac & Retreat and conference centre in Curepipe
loradmrh@intnet.mu

Peru Nurseries for healthcare and early intervention; Training workshops in Suburbs of Lima Facebook: IBVM Mary Ward Peru

South Sudan Loreto High School in Rumbek, Orla Treacy, IBVM www.loretorumbek.ie

Spain Fundacion Mary Ward/Mary Ward International www.fundacionmaryward.org  www.ibvm.es

Morocco Centre for adult education in technology and languages, dressmaking and basic literacy and numeracy. www.ibvm.es

Zambia Healthcare projects for mothers and children, HIV/AIDS Testing, social care and pastoral ministries, Catechetics and primary and secondary education assistance.

USA Loretto Mary Ward Center, Chicago, Illinois www.ibvm.us