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

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SLW Advent Book 2018
Aug 1 @ 12:00 am – Oct 2 @ 11:45 pm

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2018 Sisters of the Living Word Advent Books may be ordered now through October 2.  They will be mailed or may be picked up at the Center in early November.  Please add a last name for each book ordered – that is a required field – the last name can be yours and repeated as many times as necessary.

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SLW Video Project 2019
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm

Yes, I would like to help underwrite the SLW mission video

By helping to underwrite the SLW Video for 2019 your name will appear in the credits.  The video will focus on the mission of SLW. Thank you!

 

 

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Bible Study on Matthew’s Gospel @ Living Word Center
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – Nov 19 @ 10:45 am

Bible Study on Matthew’s Gospel will be given by Joanne Grib, SLW on October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at the Living Word Center.  The book you will need is The Gospel According To Matthew by Barbara E. Reid (available on Amazon.com).  Contact Joanne Grib, SLW at joannegrib@gmail.com or 847-909-5204 to register.

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“Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Present Reality and Care” presentation and luncheon @ Living Word Center
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Please join the Sisters of the Living and their Associates for a presentation by Rev. Sara Wohlleb, Program Director for the Unaccompanied Children’s Interfaith Ministry, on “Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Present Reality and Care” which will include a complimentary Oktoberfest luncheon at the Living Word Center on Wednesday, October 17, 2019 at noon.

 

 

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On Care for Our Common Home: Laudato Si @ Living Word Center
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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You are cordially invited to attend a monthly series: On Care for Our Common Home, Laudato SI: The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on the Environment.  The series, being led by Colette Fahrner, SLW, begins on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lounge at the Living Word Center. Series dates include November 25, December 30, January 27, February 24, March 31 and April TBD. Registration is not necessary; however, you may do so if you wish.

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  • September 20, 2018 05/29/15 Peace Prayer at Living Word Center

    The kindergarteners from Northwest Suburban Montessori joined in the making and planting of pinwheels for peace at the Peace Prayer Service at the Living Word Center.

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  • September 10, 2018 05/29/15 Bridge the Black/White Divide

    I am a part of the CORE team for the Bridge the Black/White Divide group that has now been in existence about 3 years. We have hosted many breakfast conversations on various topics regarding racism in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Today we are delighted to …

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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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