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Sisters of Charity, BVM: Freed by Love, Acting for Justice

Learn about the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and their core values of freedom, charity, education and justice.

BVM Hunger Fund works toward systemic change: Current Justice Issues

2015-2016 Registration Materials are now available online! Click Here!

My life as a BVM has been a journey of many surprises . . .



In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, more than 40 BVMs and associates joined in ministry to prepare and serve a meal at St. Patrick Parish in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 22.

Find out which BVM was honored by her class on her 100th birthday! Read about a Sister who taught for nearly six decades and is still busy—and much more! Check out the latest issue of Currents of Change.

Summer means jubilee celebrations at Mount Carmel in Dubuque, Iowa! Read more about our diamond jubilarians.

The BVM core value of freedom led us on a journey of exploration at the associate retreat at Mount Carmel in Dubuque, Iowa, July 17–19. How are we being called? And what keeps us from this freeing experience?

BVM Sisters Grateful for Pope Francis' Encyclical

We applaud the publication of LAUDATO SI’, Pope Francis’ new encyclical, and look forward to reading it, praying it, and discussing it with our sisters and friends.


BVMs Receive Governor Volunteer Awards

Two Sisters of Charity, BVM were among other volunteers for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque who were presented with the Governor Volunteer Awards June 11 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.


New Director Takes Helm at Mount Carmel’s Roberta Kuhn Center

Carolyn Farrell, BVM ‘passes the torch’ to Karen Kane-Heber.


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