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

Upcoming Events

Jubilee 2017 @ St. Thomas of Villanova
Jul 1 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm


Please join us in celebrating the Jubilees of the following Sisters of the Living Word:  Genevieve Shea, 80 Years; Joanne Fedewa and John Boegeman, 70 Years; Elaine Tworek and Julia Stump, 60 Years; and Carrie Miller, 50 Years.  Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova followed by a reception.

Summer Fest/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.

Annual Memorial Mass
Nov 4 @ 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.

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.


Latest News

  • May 3, 2017 05/29/15 The Sisters Receive a Generous Grant

    The Sisters of the Living Word would like to thank the Crary Family and the Crary Family Legacy Fund for their generous grant. The grant will be used to support our Peace and Justice Missions and assist the sisters with their future Assemblies. A major portion of the grant …

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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