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

Upcoming Events

The Summer Gospels, Part II @ Living Word Center
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Founder’s Day SummerFest @ Living Word Center
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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.

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

SLW Mission and Core Values Video 2019

Birdies for Charity 2019

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.


Latest News

  • June 10, 2019 05/29/15 GuideStar Silver Seal for SLW

    Sisters of the Living Word earned a 2019 Silver Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth financial information about our organization. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ …

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  • June 3, 2019 05/29/15 Brightness of Noon documentary, Part II

    Watch Trailer Part II of this documentary airs on June 8.

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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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