We are Mary Ward women, divided by the events of history into two congregations, IBVM/Loreto and Congregation of Jesus, now living an inspired and joyful journey towards Becoming One that should always have existed.

We are called together, as Mary Ward was called, to ‘Take the Same of the Society’: to live as one Body in ‘union of minds and hearts’, constantly discerning the call to mission according to the needs of time and place and the greater glory of God, in all the ways open to women. This, we are convinced, we can do better together.

If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together

African proverb


Registered Address

IBVM General House. Via Massaua, 3, 00162 Rome, Italy || CJ General House. Via Nomentana, 250, 00162 Rome, Italy