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)
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.Get Involved
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.Get Involved
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)
Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11, Psalm 80-: 2-3, 15-16, 18-19, Matthew 17: 10-13 When you hear it said that someone is on fire what image comes to mind? I think of someone who is focused, committed – someone who has passion for life and living and serving. …
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 …
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.”