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

Upcoming Events

Annual Memorial Mass 2017
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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.

Annual Advent Prayer Service
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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

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.



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Latest News

  • October 19, 2017 05/29/15 Little Saints

      Students of Judiann Derhake, SLW and Jeannette Daniel, SLW at St. Anthony's in Bunkie practicing for All Saints Day.

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  • October 11, 2017 05/29/15 Bridge the Black/White Divide Workshop
  • September 14, 2017 05/29/15 Memorial Mass

    Please join us in prayer and celebration as we remember our loved ones. A special Memorial Mass at 2 pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Living Word Center, 800 N. Fernandez Ave., Arlington Heights, IL. During the service, we will light candles in memory …

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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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 We Are Called To Respond


“We are called to respond individually, communally, and collaboratively to those areas of society that are in need of a compassionate presence.”

We the Sisters of the Living Word have had a history of courage for more than 40 years. Our mission is to identify and meet the needs of persons who are poor and oppressed.

Today that means walking with the refugee; caring for those escaping human trafficking; educating young teens; and providing a place for spiritual seekers.

We thank you for your continuing support. Are you Called to join with the Sisters of the Living Word in these ways? Click here to make an online donation