We are the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM),commonly known to many as Loreto Sisters. We are drawn to companionship in the service of the gospel. Inspired by the Mary Ward’s Charism and the Ignatian Spirituality. We strive to support the growth in faith and freedom of each person through spiritual ministries, education, and other works of mercy which meet the needs of our times. As stipulated by our constitution: (1:11) we are called to ‘‘A great love of God, and the desire to do good, an attitude of openness to all good works, a freedom to refer all to God, and a readiness to follow the way of justice and sincerity in lightness of spirit.’’ This is the charism that Mary Ward desired to shine through all our words and works.