The IBVM / Loreto Network

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, often called “the Loreto Sisters,” was founded by the Englishwoman Mary Ward in 1609. Today the IBVM Sisters minister on 5 continents in 24 countries (see map above and list below).
Our administrative centre is at Casa Loreto in Rome, Italy. Altogether there are:
• 70,000 Loreto students worldwide
• 3,500 teachers in Loreto schools
• 1,400 support staff employed in Loreto schools
• 119 Loreto schools in 12 countries on 6 continents:
Europe – Albania, Gibraltar, Italy, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom.
Australasia – Australia.
Africa – Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Mauritius, Seychelles.
North America – Canada, United States.
South America – Ecuador, Peru.
Asia – Bangladesh, East Timor, India, Nepal.

Click here to visit the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary website.