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

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The Summer Gospels, Part I @ Living Word Center
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Jubilee 2019 @ St. Edna's Church
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Please join us for the Eucharistic Liturgy on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Edna Church at 2525 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL to celebrate the Jubilees of Stella Stacken, SLW and Theresa Weber, SLW (both 75 Years), Rosalie Erdmann (70 Years), and Angela Ashbey, SLW and Joanne Ginter, SLW (both 60 Years).

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The Summer Gospels, Part II @ Living Word Center
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Founder’s Day SummerFest @ Living Word Center
Aug 11 @ 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 11 from 1:00 until 4:00 at the Living Word Center.  The Banjo Buddies will perform from 1:30 until 3:30,  hotdogs, chips and ice cream will be served. Fun for the whole family.

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The Summer Gospels, Part III @ Living Word Center
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Birdies for Charity

You may choose to support the Sisters of the Living Word through the John Deere Classic Chip in for Charity 2019. John Deere will match up to 10% of all donations.

Donate Now Select Birdie Number 2153 Sisters of the Living Word.

The proceeds from this fundraiser for the Sisters of the Living Word will support the ministries of retired Sisters who continue to provide volunteer support to a number of social service agencies or schools. Whether counseling students, serving people who are homeless, visiting the sick, teaching English as a second language, or providing spiritual guidance and support, the Sisters’ wisdom, years of experience and knowledge are sought out and greatly appreciated.

 

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  • May 16, 2019 05/29/15 Keep Hope Alive

    Sister Kris Vorenkamp was invited by Sandra Salazar to join others from Santa Maria del Populo parish in Mundelein, Illinois to attend Cardinal Blase Cupich's fundraiser for immigrant ministries called Keep Hope Alive. She had led Sandra and the others through formation for their ministry …

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  • May 16, 2019 05/29/15 Jazz Brunch 2019 photos

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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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