We’re a community of women religious who advocate for the homeless, immigrants, the environment, and victims of human trafficking.

Peace, Justice & Care of Earth

As Jesus was sent by the Father in the power of the Spirit, so we are sent as Sisters of the Living Word. We reflect and affirm the Word in the World, the Word, who continually frees the oppressed and gives new life.  (SLW Mission Statement)

Syrian Refugees

Syrian Refugees

The Sisters of the Living Word are collaborating with the Viatorians to help settle a Syrian refugee family. More than 250,000 people have died in the Syrian civil war, and more than 6 million have fled as refugees.

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Bridging the Black/White Divide

Bridging the Black/White Divide

The Sisters of the Living Word (SLW) along with the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) have partnered to bring leaders in the Northwest Suburbs together for discussions on race, Bridging the Black/White Divide.

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Outreach Projects

Outreach Projects

Rooted in the Word, We are impelled to be God’s language, Transforming the world we lean into life’s unfolding revelation.
We advocate passionately for the voiceless, risking uncharted paths. We listen in contemplative silence, attending to the call of
Simplicity and presence. We weave a network of connections among diverse peoples and in dissonant situations. (SLW Vision Statement)

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Upcoming Events

Dec
8
Thu
Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 all-day
Jan
26
Thu
Bridge the Black/White Divide January Breakfast @ Living Word Center
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Feb
23
Thu
Bridge the Black/White Divide February Breakfast @ Living Word Center
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Mar
18
Sat
5th Annual Day at the Races @ New Orlean Fairgrounds
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Advent Reflections

  • December 7, 2016 05/29/15 December 7

    First Reading: Isaiah 40:25-31; Psalm: 103; 1-4, 8, 10; Matthew 11:28-30 “God is not just.” All of us in Scripture class were taken aback when our instructor asserted this. But he explained that according to Webster, just means treating people in a way that is considered morally right or fair. If we would be treated …

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Latest News

  • December 7, 2016 05/29/15 Angela Ashbey, SLW, serving New Orleans West Bank

    Sisters of the Living Word have been living, sharing and teaching the Word for many years.  Angela Ashbey, SLW, has been sharing the Living Word for over 25 years on the West Bank of New Orleans in Marrero, LA.  She has several different classes.  This …

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In memoriam

 

Sr. Laurita spend four decades as a teacher, superior and principal in Detroit, Chicago, Sioux City, New Ulm, Minneapolis, and Palatine.  She was delighted to teach junior high at St. Theresa in Palatine because she had the opportunity to teach alongside her two sisters Bea and Connie!

She made her vows as a Sister of Christian Charity in 1948 and in 1975 joined 89 other Sisters in forming the new community of Sisters of the Living Word.  Sr. Laurita served as Director of Religious Education and Adult Education at three parishes in Illinois before returning to the classroom at Pope John XXIII in Evanston where she taught middle school math.

In 1988, she became the hospitality coordinator for the Living Word Center and also worked with the development office and assisted with many events.

When she moved to Resurrection Life Center in Chicago in October of 2011 she wrote, “I enjoy bringing Christ to others by being cheerful and helpful.  When I came to RLC I saw an excellent opportunity to minister and radiate the SLW Spirit.”

Laurita Saunders, SLW June 9, 1920 - August 19, 1916