The Beginning is Everything; 200 years of IBVM (Loreto Branch)

This exhibition tracks the 200 year history of Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ireland

Loreto Rumbek – August 2020 newsletter

August has been a busy month for us here. Thankfully the rains have helped as we begin to harvest our groundnuts, it goes some way to help alleviate the hunger but we are not over the hunger period yet.

Loreto Rumbek – July 2020 newsletter

Currently we are seeing over thirty new cases a day of malaria into the clinic, sadly many are young children. There is still no clear update on the situation with Coronavirus in the state though our local hospital hopes to become a testing centre.

Tackling Coronavirus – update from South Sudan

As we begin the month of July we do so with a sense of hope, though life hasn’t been easy here in Rumbek. We have seen an increase in clan fights and revenge attacks, an increase in malaria, rains have been late and people are still struggling to plant and then there is coronavirus.

Loreto Rumbek – May 2020 newsletter

The journey of Coronavirus is becoming very real for us. In our capital of Juba many of our top political leaders have confirmed they are positive for Coronavirus. A number of confirmed cases are now present in our town.

Loreto Rumbek – April 2020 newsletter

South Sudan is just beginning to register the reality of the virus as more cases are being reported from the capital city. Our schools are closed for 5 weeks and already we are sadly hearing stories of students being forced into marriage.

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis Delivers Special Prayer For End To Coronavirus Pandemic

Loreto Rumbek – March 2020 newsletter

Like the rest of the world our programme has dramatically changed in the past few days. We began the month with celebrations as we welcomed the great results for our graduates but the news of the Coronavirus began to spread fast.

IBVM Archives Newsletter February 2020

We are delighted to circulate the February 2020 edition of the IBVM Archives Newsletter, carefully curated by the IBVM archivists across the globe.

Loreto Rumbek – School Magazine

News from Loreto Rumbek – this month’s newsletter brings you the first publication of our new school magazine! As always, many thanks for your ongoing support and prayers.

Loreto Rumbek – December newsletter

News from Loreto Rumbek – December has been a busy month for us with the end of the academic year, Government Examinations and the beginning of our Summer holidays! The Primary examination went well and the Secondary candidates are currently sitting, their last exam will be Maths on Christmas Eve!

Loreto Rumbek November 2019 newsletter

Dear friends, Greetings from the sunshine of South Sudan! We are coming towards the end of our school year with all our classes in examinations. Our Primary 8 have just completed their Government examinations today while we are waiting to hear when the Secondary will sit their examinations. Our Political leaders have extended the peace […]

An update on global citizenship

Update No. 6

Pat Murray IBVM appointed to Pontifical Council for Culture

We would like to congratulate Pat Murray IBVM Irish Province. Sr. Pat has been appointed by Pope Francis as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Loreto Rumbek October 2019 newsletter

We have just begun our mid-term break and the girls are very excited. Most are gone home for the few days though we are left with 100 students. These girls remain for various reasons – distance, security and the threat of forced marriage is very real for a number of them.

Loreto Rumbek September 2019 newsletter

A special thank you to all of the donors, advocates, and supporters of the Loreto Programs in Rumbek. Without your hard work or support none of this would be possible.

UN Update 39

This month’s update reports from New York where The 2019 Review of the Sustainable Development Agenda was held from the 9th – 18th July.

UN Update 38 – Human Trafficking

Welcome to a special edition of UN Update on Human Trafficking to mark World Day against Human Trafficking 2019.

UN Update 37

We are happy to share information and links to documents on significant issues recently discussed at the UN and exciting news about you, Mary Ward Network.

Mary Ward Summer School York 2019

Our heartfelt gratitude to our Institute Leaders Jane and Noelle and their team members, who worked together and planned this course on Mary Ward, to foster our spiritual and apostolic wellbeing.

Loreto Archive news – June 2019

Dear Sisters and Friends, We hope all are well. We have been busy in recent weeks with our regular team of researchers, led by Deirdre Raftery, and Ruth Ferris who continue to make fascinating discoveries about M. Teresa Ball & M. Michael Corcoran and their contribution to education in Ireland and abroad. We look forward […]

Latest news from the UN

Localising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Latest news from the UN ahead of local and european elections: UN Newsletter Update Issue Two

Sr. Pat invites Pope Francis to meet with congregational leaders from around the world

Sr. Pat Murray – Loreto Sisters Irish Province is secretary General of UISG. Sr. Pat invites Pope Francis to meet with congregational leaders from around the world. UISG (International Union of Superiors General) is a worldwide, canonically approved organization of Superiors General of Institutes of Catholic Women Religious. As such it: Provides an International Forum […]

Congratulations to Sr. Orla Treacy

Orla Treacy Women of Courage Award – Statement News from Rumbek : Click on the following link to read the latest news:              Rumbek March 2019

United Nations Update March 2019

The following newsletter is an update from our Sisters in the UN: Click on the link below: UN Update No 35.

Loreto Sisters from around the world come to Bray

A group of Loreto Sisters from different countries come to Loreto Convent Bray for a time of reflection.  We are grateful to ‘The Bray People’ for the following article: LoretoSisters meet in Bray

Loreto Rumbek Newsletter January 2019

The January Newsletter shows how girls at risk are supported.  Click on the link below for more details: Loreto Rumbek Newsletter Jan 2019

Invitation to Consider Religious Life

Are you considering your future path in life? If so, and if you would like to learn more about religious life,  you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed environment at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham on Saturday March 30th from 11.00 to 3.00 pm. Enquiries: or phone 086 – 3194597. Please […]

Loreto Archives

Please click on the link below to read some Archives news: Archive News Dec 2018

70th Anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights

  Know your Rights –  Stories Behind Human Rights The 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human rights reminds us above all that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and right, as stated in Article 1. That means you, me and everybody. These days we are constantly reminded that it […]

Loreto Rumbek Newsletter

Please click on the link below for news from Rumbek:   Loreto Rumbek Newsletter – Nov 2018

Loreto Rumbek October Newsletter

In this edition read about a peace deal for Sudan, committment to excellence in education and our accountability to you. You can read the newsletter by clicking on the link below: Loreto Newsletter – Oct 2018

ECO Newsletter

ECO news explores the work of different groups caring for our environment. Click the following link to find out more: ECI-Newsletter-May-June-2018

News from Rumbek, South Sudan

Watering cans, bore holes and a cow… the latest news from Rumbek by clicking the link below: Loreto Newsletter – Apr 2018

Latest News from the United Nations

Did you know that over half a billion children live in countries unable to measure progress towards achieving sustainable goals.  Read more on the link below: UN Update No 32

Photos from 10th Anniversary Celebrations in Rumbek

Some photos from Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan.  Ten years of Loreto education is celebrated by the whole school community, the local area and visitors from Ireland and Rome and representatives from Misean Cara.  Sonya Hyland, Ambassador to South Sudan also attended the celebrations. She was inspirational and encouraging in her address to the students. Click […]

News from South Sudan

Students in the Primary and Secondary School are thriving academically- well done to great teachers and all those who support our educational endeavours in Rumbek. Click on the following link for the latest newsletter: Loreto Newsletter – Mar 2018

Loreto Archives

The following newsletter gives a  glimpse of life in Australia and Canada in the founding years. Click on the following link to read more: Archive News Mar 2018 (Easter)

Thanks from Loreto Rumbek

Loreto Rumbek in South Sudan is about to celebrate 10 years.  Thank you for your support over those years.  You are making a difference to the lives of so many in a war torn country.  We pray that you will continue to donate to our school and clinic so that all in our care will […]

Newsletter from the UN

Our Sisters working in the New York, Cynthia CJ and Cecilia IBVM, give an update of awareness raising and challenges that we all need to face to make our world a better place. Click on the following link for the newsletter: UN Update No 31

What are you doing to recycle?

Protect our earth, recycle.  Begin today. Read more in the following newsletter from our Loreto JPIC Group.  Click on the link below: JPIC Newsletter March 2018   the-new-recycling-list

Loreto Rumbek February Newsletter

Over one thousand primary school students enroll for school.  Read more by clicking on the link below: Loreto Newsletter – Feb 2018

Mary Ward’s Words

Click on the following link from utube to view some of the words of our founder Mary Ward:

News update from South Sudan

‘I work with people who live very much on the margins: life and death, hunger and despair. Every day they live on the edge. And yet in that you can still glimpse love and hope every day’. Sr Orla Treacy Click on the following link to read the January Newsletter from Rumbek: Loreto Newsletter – […]

Are you considering your future path in life?

If you would like to learn more about religious life click into the following invitation: Invitation

News from the United Nations

Did you know that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights? Our Sisters Cecilia IBVM and Cynthia CJ share all that is happening from our NGO office in New York. Click on the following for their newsletter. UN Update No 30

Loreto Rumbek December Newsletter

There are two artlcles to read from South Sudan.   Christmas was not very peaceful in Rumbek.  It was a very challenging time for all.  Sr. Penina Omanya, head of the medical unit is pictured giving medical advice to a student. Loreto Newsletter – December 2017    Compassion and Care – December 2017

Our Mission Ministry

Latest news from our Mary Ward International Office. This newsletter gives a global view of our missionary and advocacy work worldwide.   Click on the link below to read more.   Mary Ward International Newsletter Dec 2017

Loreto Rumbek November 2017 Newsletter

300 children turn up at the Primary School to enroll in the space of 15 minutes!. Our main photo shows a young child chatting with Sr.Orla about a possible place in the primary school. The Loreto Rumbek website is  Log on for more details. Click on the link below to read the November Newsletter: […]

Loreto Rumbek Impact Report 2107

Our Sisters working in Rumbek South Sudan share their end of year report.  The work is challenging, the statistics are startling yet the work continues.  We are grateful to all who support us in our mission to Rumbek. Loreto Rumbek Impact Report 2017

November Newsletter from the United Nations

Sr.Cecilia O’Dwyer, in the November newsletter gives us a picture of working for justice at the United Nations.  Please click on the link below to read the newsletter.  At the end of the newsletter you will notice a heading ‘International Day of the Girl 2017’.  Click on the link to see Loreto School girls in […]

Congratulations to Sr.Orla Treacy

Sister Orla received the Mons. Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award in Killarney on Saturday 4th November.  Orla received the award  for her humanitarian work in Rumbek, South Sudan. Orla was presented with her award by Mayor of Killarney, Cllr.Niall Kelleher.  She was also presented with the Mons. Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Medal by Ms. Pearl Dineen, a […]

October Newsletter from Rumbek South Sudan

In this newsletter read about the challenges facing students as they prepare for national exams.  Loreto Rumbek has launched a new website.  Log onto Loreto Newsletter October 2017

Sr.Patricia McLaughlin from Co Antrim is honoured in Peru

Sr. Patricia attended Loreto College, Coleraine, and joined the Loreto sisters in 1976. She did her teacher training in St. Mary’s University College, Belfast and taught in St. Brigid’s Secondary School in Omagh from 1984 – 1987. She went to Gibraltar and taught for two years in Westside Girls’ Comprehensive, then in Loreto primary school […]

Sr.Mary Owens receives an award in Kenya

Irish Loreto Missionary, Sr. Mary Owens, has been presented with an award by the Ministry of Health in Kenya in appreciation of her timeless service and dedication to the country’s Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Programme. The Programme provides quality HIV care, treatment and support to those infected or affected by HIV and is part of the […]

Mons. Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award for Sr. Orla Treacy in South Sudan

Coveted award for Sr.Orla Treacy working in South Sudan Article posted on August 30, 2017 by author John O’Mahony . A LORETO nun who has dedicated much of her life to helping those in need in South Sudan is to be the recipient of the 2017 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. Sr Orla Treacy, from […]

Everyday God – Upcoming events

To find out more about Everyday God upcoming events click on the link below: Everyday God Brochure 2017- 2018

World Meeting of Families

The Meaning of the logo for World Meeting of Families 2018 AT THE HEART OF THE LOGO At the heart of the logo is the family. Family members are represented in different ages and roles while walking together in communion and love, helping one another through the journey of life. No one is excluded, no […]

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Partnership with Loreto South Sudan

  Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Partnership with Loreto Sisters in South Sudan. South Sudan was one of the world’s poorest countries before the war, and now, violence, illness, and extreme poverty are destroying the lives of millions Following a peace deal in 2005, war-torn South Sudan slowly began to heal. With a fresh […]

Loreto Sisters campaign against Trafficking

Six months ago the Loreto Irish Province, in collaboration with ‘Act to Prevent Trafficking’ hosted the UN Gift Box Project.  The emphasis of the project  was to raise awareness of Human Trafficking. Read more details in the link below: Trafficking Newsletter July 30th 2017

Loreto at the United Nations

In the latest United Nations newsletter you will read about the Oceans’ Conference, reflections from Loreto Sisters worldwide, video clips and an invitation to contribute to UN Together: a global campaign to change attitudes and perspectives in our world in relation to persons who are migrants or refugees:   United Nations News update No. 27