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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Wed, Feb 15
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Fri, Feb 17
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Sat, Feb 18
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Sun, Feb 19
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Mon, Feb 20
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Tue, Feb 21
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Wed, Feb 22
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Thu, Feb 23
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Fri, Feb 24
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BVM/St. Mary Immersion trip to Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador
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Who are we?

Mary Frances Clarke, our foundress, was a simple Irish woman who, together with her friends, began our community. Her deep faith in God and her love for the people in her life were always her focus. She was sensitive and kind and her letters often included freeing reminders of God's unfailing love. This spirit of freedom and the importance of relationships became part of the great legacy she left us.

Over five thousand women have entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the past one hundred seventy-five years and we continue to be inspired by Mother Clarke's tradition of keeping God at the center of our lives and cherishing relationships.

Our lives are dedicated to "being freed and helping others enjoy freedom in God's steadfast love." (BVM Constitutions #10) We do this today in a variety of ministries that include being educators, advocates for the elderly and underprivileged, hospital and hospice chaplains, prison and parish ministers, and spiritual guides.

In whatever way we feel called to minister, we try to do so in a spirit of joy and sharing in the great abundance of God's love that we find in community. We do so within a circle of friends who help us reach out to others in love.

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