The story of the IBVM (“Loreto”) began in 1609, when an Englishwoman Mary Ward, established a new religious order for women based on the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). She envisioned a new radical way of religious life for women, mobile and flexible in their ability to respond to the needs of the time. Continue reading “The Beginning is Everything; 200 years of IBVM (Loreto Branch)”
Be convinced that
God will always
give you what is
best for you. Mary Ward Continue reading “January – February 2021 House of Prayer”
The Mary Ward JPIC Office has produced a booklet to help us pray in Laudato Si Week from 16th May – 24th May. It is the fifth anniversary of ‘Laudato Si’. Continue reading “Laudato Si Week Reflections”
At this time of difficulty we pray “May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.” Continue reading “House of Prayer May – June 2020”
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 “July -August HOP”
The last Communication from the Mary Ward Cause office.
What does it mean to be a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary today? A reflection from our General Leadership team on their visits to the members of the Institute around the world.