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

Upcoming Events

Bible Study on Luke’s Gospel @ Living Word Center
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Peace & Justice Nourishing Conversations and Food @ Living Word Center
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Join us for revolving discussions on Immigration, Racism and Creation while enjoying a complimentary lunch. Sisters Colette Fahrner, Carrie Miller, and Kris Vorenkamp will be leading the discussions.

Memorial Mass @ Living Word Center
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


We remember all who have gone before us especially in the past year. Please join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates and friends for a Memorial Mass on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Living Word Center.

Advent Prayer Service @ Living Word Center
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


You are invited to join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates for an Advent Prayer Service on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Living Word Center.

8th Day at the Races @ New Orleans Fair Grounds
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Please join the Sisters of the Living Word and their Associates for a Day at the Races at the New Orleans Fair Grounds in the Black Gold Room on Saturday, March 7 at noon.

SLW Mission and Core Values Video 2019


A Collaborative Experience With Bitter Jester Studios 
Continuation of OutWord interview

Fall Appeal 2019

Today….we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Laudato Si

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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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In Remembrance

The prayers and intentions of the following people will be remembered at the Sisters’ Annual Memorial Mass on November 3, 2019 at the Living Word Center.

Chuck and Marilyn Neuman
Barbara Mass, SLW
Joanne Fedewa, SLW
Kristine Vorenkamp, SLW
Sharon Meltzer
Jean Wenzel
Eileen and Marlene Geimer, SLW
Joanne Ginter, SLW
Kathleen O’Donnell
Viola Snyder
Barbara Vandergrift
Bonnie Borchut
Janet Raiche
Leanne Wisniewski
Joan Arisette
John and Kay Weagraff
Agnes Piszczek
Patricia Esbrook
Susan Engel
Althea Mieske
Janice Fedewa
Margie Mei
Char Greil
Fred Talsma
Robert Coates
Carolyn Becker
Barbara K. Anderson
Mary Ann Zrust, SLW
Julie Hoffman
Mary Louise Coccimiglio, SLW
Carol Kelzer, ASLW
Tony Meyer
Veronica Hoffmann, SLW
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hartman
Mary Ann O’Hara
Phyllis Martinka
Rosie Mabry
Deena and Phil Cossich
Colette Fahrner, SLW
Sue and David Sabrio
Rosalie Erdmann, SLW
Eleanor Lonadier
Jerry Sullivan
Agnes Simon
Sandra Mitchell Dunham
Joe and Mary Rafferty
Rose Mary Williams
Charlotte C. Roussel
Jean Kennedy
Debbie Ferguson
Mary McKinney
Mary Catherine Connolly, SLW
Linda Nicholas, ASLW
Alicia and Bruce Schoumacher
Lorraine Foley
Cathy Heer
Diane Bauer
Emma Galindo, ASLW
Lana Rigney
Frank and Joanne Pollack
Fidelis Rolfes, SLW
Celine Brand Siira
Julia Stump, SLW
Judy Case
Laura Barrett
Nancy Geimer Russell, ASLW
Fr. Matthew Fedewa, ASLW
Ann Payne
Donna Williams, SLW
Barbara Aretz, ASLW
Chioma Ahanihu, SLW
Antonia Fahey
Bernadine Iott
Mary Jo Pedersen
Byron and Peggy Dore’
Pat Bethel
Cleo Harder
Sheryl McClendon, ASLW
Shirley Mueller
Kathy Egloff
Barb and Steve Rademacher
James Hay