Mary Ward founded the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) and Congregation Jesu (CJ) as a community of women free from the confines of cloister
to meet the needs
of their time.
Today IBVM and CJ Sisters minister around the globe.
They commit themselves to promoting dignity and liberation for all, especially women and children; challenging unjust systems and structures; standing with those on the fringes
of society; and showing reverent care for the earth
and all of creation.
"Remember that God is the end of all your actions
and therein you will find great satisfaction
and think all things easy and possible."