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

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Domestic Violence Educational Workshop and Luncheon @ Living Word Center
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join the Sisters of the Living Word and Shelley Welch, Senior Manager of Community Resources at WINGS, for a complimentary lunch with a sundae bar and educational workshop on Domestic Violence at the Living Word Center.

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Jubilee 2018 @ St. Edna's Church
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join the SLW for their Jubilees on Saturday, June 23 at St. Edna Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL. Mass at noon with reception to follow.

Jubilees will be celebrated by:   Virginia Thoennes – 70 Years

Jeannine Randolph – 60 Years

Sharon Glumb – 50 Years

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SummerFest 2018 @ Living Word Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Please join the SLW, Associates and Friends for a Founder’s Day SummerFest on Sunday, August 19 from 1:00 until 4:00 at the Living Word Center.  The Banjo Buddies will perform from 1:30 until 3:30 and hotdogs and blizzards will be served as well.

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SLW Memorial Mass 2018
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join the Sisters of the Living Word, Associates, and Friends at their annual Memorial Mass at the Living Word Center. Once you register online please email mmei@slw.org with names of loved ones to remember at this Mass.

 

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SLW Advent Prayer Service
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Join the Sisters of the Living Word, Associates and Friends for the annual Advent Prayer at the Living Word Center.

 

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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)

Immigration: 21st Century

Immigration: 21st Century

Participation in immigration activities among Sisters of the Living Word began in earnest around 2008 when the Congregation committed itself to active involvement in the social justice issues surrounding immigration.

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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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 In Memoriam

 

We are sorry for the loss of our Sister Joyce Roehl.

May she rest in peace.