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

Upcoming Events

Grand Raffle Tickets 2017
Jun 29 @ 6:42 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 am

Purchase tickets here

Summer Prayer @ Living Word Center
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register for SummerFest/Grand Raffle Drawing @ Living Word Center
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Please join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates for a Summer Fest featuring the Banjo Buddies, ice cream social, face painting and the drawing of the Grand Raffle winners at the Living Word Center.

Bridge the Black/White Divide October 2017
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am


Leaders in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago are invited to a breakfast conversation regarding the Black/White Divide at the Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez, Arlington Heights, IL

Sisters of the Living Word Afternoon Tea
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Sisters of the Living Word and Associates for an Afternoon Tea which will include a short presentation at the end of the tea by Luanne Wilhelm, SLW on Human Trafficking and prayer at the Living Word Center, Arlington Heights, IL.


Latest News

  • July 5, 2017 05/29/15 2017 Jubilee

    Praise the God of Our Journey The sun streamed down on the sisters Saturday, July 1 at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Palatine, Illinois as they celebrated their Jubilees.  Celebrating were Sr. Genevieve Shea, Sr. John Boegeman, Sr. Joanne Fedewa, Sr. Julia Stump, Sr. Elaine Tworek, and …

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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.

How Can I Help?

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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Thank You to Our Jazz Brunch Committee


Pat Bethel,

Josette Buehlman,

Gary Colabuono,

Patty Colabuono,

Eileen Geimer, SLW,

Marlene Geimer, SLW,

Sharon Glumb, SLW,

Char Greil,

Joe Greil,

Judy Maciorowski,

Barbara Mass, SLW,

Margie Mei,

Debbie Prendergast,

Mike Robbins,

Maureen Schaffhausen,

Bruce Schoumacher,

Alicia Schoumacher,

Gerry Stec,

Pat Tobin,

Kellene Urbaniak