Since her first companions gathered with Mary Ward in 1609, her vision has inspired women from every continent to join together to serve where “the need is greatest” across 45 countries. Today the two branches, Congregation of Jesus and IBVM-Loreto, work increasingly closely together, educating women so that they might live creatively their particular call from God and contribute to a better world.
Marist Sisters in Australia gathered recently for a liturgy of remembrance and thanksgiving. The liturgy involved a pilgrimage to the grave sites where sisters who have died in Sydney, Australia, are buried. These women and all deceased Marist Sisters have shared our Marist life and lived in fidelity so we remember, honour and celebrate them.
This slideshow/film tells the story of the Loretto (Loreto) Sisters, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an order of women religious. Founded in France in 1609, the Loretto Sisters arrived in Canada in the 1840's to set up a school for the Roman Catholic children in Toronto. Today they are in many countries around the world providing education and other services for children and families.
A Pictorial History. Includes photographs of the Sisters, pupils and buildings... to 1990
Interview with Sr Vivienne Goldstein, General Council.
We the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, are religious women whose desire is to seek God. Our spirituality, nourished by the ancient Rule of Benedict and the Good Samaritan parable, is expressed in our commitment to community life, prayer, justice, hospitality and compassionate service. We take seriously Jesus’ Gospel command to go and be neighbours.
Dominic was educated for the priesthood and was invited to become a Canon of the Cathedral at Osma in Spain. After journeys to Denmark and Rome, as companion of his diplomat Bishop, Diego Acebes, Diego and Dominic were convinced that they had a new mission – to bring the gospel message to the market place as PREACHERS, firstly among the people who followed the Albigensian Heresy.