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

Upcoming Events

6th Annual Day at the Races @ New Orleans Fairgrounds
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Join the Sisters of the Living Word, Associates and friends at the 6th Annual Day at the Races on Saturday, March 10, 2017 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

3rd Annual Jazz Brunch @ Chevy Chase Country Club
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm


Join the Sisters of the Living Word, Associates and friends for the 3rd Annual Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL.



  • December 13, 2017 05/29/15 December 13, 2017

    Isaiah 40: 15-31; Psalm 103: 1-2, 3-4, 8, 10; Matthew 11: 28-30 COME, LORD JESUS is the prayer we have been praying during the days of Advent. In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome.” Jesus knows …

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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.

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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



Jeannette Bergeson, ASLW, Rest in Peace
Michael Robbins, SLW Jazz Brunch Committee, 2013 Partners in Mission Award Recipient, Rest in Peace