Ignacio Ellacuría SJ was a Catholic priest, Jesuit, philosopher and theologian who was born in 1930 in Spain. He got reknowned through his work as a professor and Rector of the Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” (UCA), a university founded by Jesuits in San Salvador in 1965. Ellacuría was a close friend of the psychologist
Month: October 2022
Congratulations and blessings to the new IBVM leadership team!
After time of prayerful preparation and discernment, the delegates to the IBVM General Congregation 2022 have elected the incoming Institute Leadership Team, comprised of: Institute Leader: Carmel Swords, Irish Province Institute Consultors: Natalie Houlihan, Australia and South East Asia Province Mary Kamotho, Eastern Africa Province Geraldine Moktan, South Asia Province Kate Myers, English Region Kate
New IBVM Institute Leader has been elected!
The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary has elected a new Institute Leader. Following a time ofprayerful discernment and conversation, delegates to the IBVM General Congregation haveelected Sister Carmel Swords as the new Institute Leader. We celebrate this wonderful news and ask God and Mary Ward to guide Sr Carmel in the coming years. Mary
Lead us on Mary Ward – a song by Deirdre Browne IBVM
Loreto pupils all over Australia already know this song very well: Lead us on, Mary Ward. Sr Deirdre Browne IBVM has written it in 2009 for the 400th jubilee of the foundation of our Institute. Now, we all can hear and learn this song as Sr Deirdre has spoken about the history of her composition
Let us rejoice!
In the first important canonical step on the path of Becoming One of the two branches of MaryWard’s Institute, the IBVM leadership team submitted a petition to the CJ General Congregation on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 to ask for canonical fusion, for the Institute to be incorporated into the Congregation of Jesus. On 25th August
Beginning of the General Congregation of the IBVM
Today, 4 October 2022, the members of the General Congregation of the IBVM – the second branch of Mary Ward’s Institute – gather in Manresa, Spain where their General Congregation will be opened tomorrow. Among the participants are some sisters of the Congregatio Jesu, including Sr Veronica Fuhrmann CJ. In the way the sisters of