Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

Welcome

This website established by Congregatio Jesu (CJ) and Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) is a door to allow you to learn more about our mission, to see where we are, who is involved and with whom we work, to see the public stances we have prepared for decision makers in support of our JPIC ministry, and how to contact us.

We also include some presentations and reflections relating to the themes of our work. We hope that this website will encourage all to participate in the work of the JPIC Office, in the context of the vision and mission of our foundress, Mary Ward.

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The Just Soul

Mary Ward had a special relationship with God, family and others. This prepared her for what was to come in her journey to pursue her call ‘to this other thing’; she learned to refer all to God as her point of reference. God was at the center of her response to her call.

Sincerity for Mary Ward was expressed in the words “being such as we appear and appear such as we are”. It means living an integrated life that is honest and true, simply put: not wearing any masks.

Justice was a value that constantly invited Mary Ward to right relationships, and it must have flown directly from her disposition to refer all to God in freedom. As a result, she undertook with great commitment, all forms of good works.

For Mary Ward living the Just Soul brought her ‘indescribable joy’. A just soul refers all to God, endeavours to live in right relationships at all times and lives sincerely, just as she appears, leading to a state of great inner joy. The fruit of this is rendering joyful service to God and to humanity.

News

By Continent

10 February 2021

Rooted. Responsive. Relevant. IBVM&CJ JPIC South Asia new Network.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that” Martin Luther King Jr. These words rang true as the IBVM and CJ sisters collaborated to host the very first Mary Ward JPIC South Asia General Meet from 15 to 17 th January, 2021 creating

15 December 2020

Creativity through the COVID 19 crisis in Kenya

During the unexpectedly tough times of Covid-19 pandemic, creative engagement became the only means of exhibiting the inbuilt talents, and gifts that had not been explored due to the limitations of space and time. The challenging times became a blessing in disguise enabling the sisters to be more innovative and more creative like no one

4 December 2020

REFLECTION FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE WOMEN MARTYRS OF EL SALVADOR

Am I willing to suffer with the people here, the suffering of the powerless, the feeling impotent? Can I say to my neighbours I have no solutions to this situation; I don’t know the answers, but I will walk with you, search with you, be with you. Can I let myself be evangelized by this

27 November 2020

Living JPIC during COVID-19 pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, as in the rest of the world, we have been learning how to do things differently, especially in the area ofJustice and Peace. However, in some ways it has helped us to redefine who we are and what are the priorities which motivate us. These priorities have not changed even though

15 December 2020

Review of 2020, LORETO JUSTICE NETWORK

Dear friends, we invite you to read the Review of 2020, LORETO JUSTICENETWORK, which focused this year on advocacy, communication, education/Formation and research. Increased mission/justice focus of all Loreto communications, with attention paid to all designated social justice days and province justice priorities. Anna Turkington has also been instrumental in liaising with school comms personnel

Coronavirus – COVID 19 Notification

Our world has been hit by the COVID 19 pandemic since the first case was reported in December 2019. This has presented enormous challenges and disruptions to our lives. We remain eternally grateful to all frontline responders: a big thank you to each one of them. We acknowledge too the contribution of our sisters in their commitment to the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized all over the world.  Unfortunately, the virus is still spreading with many parts of the world experiencing bulging in numbers. Please let us remain vigilant and follow regulations and advisories: wear the mask, sanitize your hands and observe social distance.