Justice, human rights and social needs must be at the heart of all ministries and so justice, peace and integrity of creationJPIC

must be nurtured as part of the IBVM identity, being, formation and living. Getting JPIC into our DNA requires that deep

transformation of heart, soul and will, and is a life-long journey for each person.

Central to this journey is the need to:

Province Contacts

Australia Libby Rogerson libby.rogerson@loreto.org.au
England Kathryn Keigher kathrynkeigher@gmail.com
Mauritius Therese Yaw therese.ykt@gmail.com
South Africa Elizabeth Donnan edonnan@zamtel.za
USA Frances McCarron ibvmfm@aol.com
Eastern Africa Pauline Macharia pnyambmach@gmail.com


  • At the General Congregation held in September 2014 at Loyola, Spain the following statement was adopted.

IBVM Corporate Stance on Human Trafficking

As members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an international and multicultural congregation of women religious, we pledge to work for the eradication of all forms of human trafficking and its causes, particularly among women and children, wherever we live and minister. Read more  


Groups we Collaborate With

Solidarity with South Sudan

Religious congregations together training teachers, nurses, midwives, local farmers and community leaders in the youngest country in the world.

JPIC Commission

The JPIC Commission promotes and supports the integration of JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION (JPIC) in the life and mission of the Union of Superior Generals (USG) and the International Union of Superior Generals (UISG) and their member congregations.  It is responsible for animating men and women religious in justice, peace and integrity of creation according to the vows of the evangelical life, through experience, social analysis, spiritual reflection and action.

Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN)

AEFJN is a Faith-based International Network present in AFRICA and in EUROPE, established in 1988.  It promotes economic justice between the European Union and sub-Saharan Africa so that the poor of Africa may look forward to a better future.