Online Formation Meeting

On 28th February we had the first of the three CJ/IBVM Joint online meetings. The topic of the day was ‘Vocation Animation’.  Sixty members from all over the world participated in it.  It was open to all those interested and desire to walk together to reflect on different topics related to Formation. The majority of

First Sunday of Lent 2024

“I had a short imperfect sight of a soul wholly God’s” Mary Ward noted during her spiritual exercises in 1619. The Lenten journey offers a time of spiritual growth. To help us on the journey Rachel McLoughlin ibvm and Susan Daily ibvm have prepared contemporary spiritual exercises written for five consecutive Sundays in Lent 2024.

Devastating forest fires in Chile: solidarity from the Mary Ward family

Enormous forest fires have led to a catastrophe in Chile. On Sunday, the forestry authority registered 188 fires across the country, covering an area totalling almost 29,000 hectares – roughly the size of Bremen. Thousands of houses have been damaged or destroyed, with more than 3,000 in the Valparaíso region alone, said Interior Minister Carolina

Greetings from Kiev

Dear Companions, from 28th January to 2nd February sr. Archanjela CJ and me visited our Ukrainian communities. On Sunday 28. 1. afternoon we celebrated Mary Ward week together with the community Uzghorod-Seredne sharing the spiritual joy and common table. Our meeting was an enrichment to us. Next day, on Monday 29.1. we travelled to Kiev

Day of consecrated life 2024

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of

Welcome to our new General Bursar

Today, 1st February 2024, we welcome our new General Bursar, Sr Anna Schenck CJ from Germany, Middleeuropean Province. Sr Anna was born in Augsburg in 1976. and studied religious studies with a focus on Islam and the relation between religion and politics. Soon after her graduation she discovered her talents in management and economics. “So