History

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), popularly known as the Loreto Sisters (*), was founded by an English woman, Mary Ward, in 1609. In the 19th Century, Mary Ward’s…

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Spirituality

Loreto’s spirituality was shaped by the Ignatian model of “contemplation in action” and inspired by the charism of Mary Ward. Finding God in all things and all things in God…

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Ministries

Mission is at the heart of who we are, and love is the driving force that urges us on. IBVM Constitution Vol. ii 2.1 The shared Loreto vision is to…

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Charism

The founding charism of the Institute was given to Mary Ward with clarity of vision and firmness of purpose through the mystical graces of The Glory Vision, the call to…

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