Beginning of the General Congregation of the IBVM

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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 the IBVM also participated in the General Congregation of the CJ, they are full members of the GC in Spain.

The IBVM has provided a lot of information on its website about the General Congregation, the steering group and the members. At you can access this information in English and Spanish.

At the Loreto Sisters have set up a “Padlet”, a kind of online pinboard. There, all those who want to connect in prayer can leave greetings.

The opening liturgy will be livestreamed on 5 October at 5 PM CEST. To celebrate with the GC members, please join:

You can also follow the communication from Manresa on social media:




We wish the members of the General Congregation of our IBVM sisters God’s rich blessing and good days of discernment, prayer and sharing.

Esther Finis