The Order of Mary Ward Award nominations for 2017 are now open. If you know an outstanding “Loretto Lady” who has made a significant contribution to society through her spiritual, academic, creative and social gifts please consider nominating her for the Order of Mary Ward. Click here for information about the nomination criteria and download the nomination form. All nominations are due no later than May 31, 2017.
Save the Date
This year’s Mass and Tea and Order of Mary Ward celebration will take place on Sunday October 1st, at Loretto Abbey in Toronto.
About the Mary Ward Award
Every year we bestow a prestigious award, named in honour of the foundress of the IBVM to individuals who best embody Mary Ward’s vision and assertion that “I hope in God it will be seen that women in time to come will do much”. The Award is conferred upon those who display those qualities most admired by Mary Ward – joy, freedom, love of the poor and a desire for justice. Recipients are also individuals who demonstrate a significant contribution to society through spiritual, academic, creative and social gifts. Moreover, the recipients are positive role models who will continue to inspire and challenge today’s young women.
We hope you can join us for this very special event!
Regards, Loretto Alumnae Board