ROME, ITALY 6TH OCTOBER – 16TH OCTOBER, 2023 The group was warmly accommodated at the CJ Generalate. We are deeply grateful to the CJ sisters who were kind and generous hosts. Besides the five-day workshop organized by SOFIA, we also had a briefing and a debriefing session before and after the workshop. Both these sessions


Our Decision to Become One

We remember this day one year ago when delegates gathered in Manresa, Spain for the General Congregation 2022 of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Guided through a 3-day discernment process led by Fr. John Dardis, SJ, delegates listened to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. In a historic unanimous vote, delegates ratified the

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Laudate Deum

Laudate Deum (Praise God) Pope Francis released Laudate Deum on 4th October 2023 on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi the patron saint of Ecology and the close of the Season of Creation. It was a joyful moment to receive the Apostolic Exhortation, which is the second part of Laudato Si’. In it, Pope

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Watch Webinar to celebrate the 2023 Parliament of World’s Religions

A group from the Mary Ward Family attended the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Chicago 14-18 August. This unique experience of religions gathering to celebrate their diversity and work together to address the big problems of our time is worth sharing as widely as possible. We invite you to a webinar where

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Parliament of the World’s Religions

“The curtain has descended on this present session of the Parliament, yet the momentum of our inter-religious enterprise endures, in communion, as community, steadfastly illuminating the path ahead.” (Cecilia O’Dwyer ibvm) Parliament attendees Sarah, Rudolph, Kathy Murtha, Yusra Shafi, Audrey Ferrer  (Mary Wary Ward Centre, Toronto), Cynthia Matthew, Janet Palafox, Riya Bhargava (UNNGO, New York),

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Welcoming Cardinal Parolin To Rumbek

The visiting religious leader urged the people of Rumbek town in Lakes State South Sudan to embrace peace and reconciliation. “First of all is dialogue. We should not forget dialogue. We have to stick to each other and explain maybe we have different points of view and ways of thinking but we have to talk and

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Parliament of the World’s Religions

Some Mary Ward people at the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago. 10,000+ participants from more than 200 diverse religious and spiritual traditions, people of goodwill, and more than 80 nations have been answering the call to conscience at the world’s largest and most diverse interfaith convening. Towards a Global Ethic is an essential ethical

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For a Synodal Church…

keep up to date and involved with the movement for a more inclusive and participatory church The Instrumentum Laboris is the working document for the first session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (4-29 October 2023) has recently been released. Listen to a recent lecture by Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ,

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