Congratulations to the new General Congregation Leadership for the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM). After prayerful preparation and discernment on October 22, 2022, the delegates elected the Institute Leadership Team

Pictured left to right: Geraldine, Mary, Carmel, Kate, and Natalie.

Institute Leader:

Carmel Swords, Irish Province

Institute Consultors:

Natalie Houlihan, Australia, and Southeast Asia Province

Mary Kamotho, Eastern Africa Province

Geraldine Moktan, South Asia Province

Kate Myers, English Region


On Sunday, October 2, 2022, we blessed Sr. Judy Illig, Sr. Barb Nelson, and Sr. Krista Parra as they began their journey to serve as delegates to the IBVM General Chapter in Manresa, Spain. We are happy to welcome them back home.  Thank you for your service to your community and the People of God.