Partners and Resources

Community Partners

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary – United States Province

Anawim Arts grew out of the work of the Loretto Sisters in Wheaton, IL. The Loretto Sisters belong to the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a worldwide religious community of Catholic women dedicated to serving God by responding to the needs of God’s people. They are committed to working for freedom, justice, and sincerity in our times with particular interest in the needs of women and children and those who are marginalized.

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Institute Leaderhsip (International)

In December 2019, Anawim Arts announced the beginning of a collaboration with the IBVM Arts Ministry, creating a link to the IBVM international communiity. The IBVM/Loreto Sisters, are women drawn to companionship in the service of the Gospel. Inspired by Mary Ward and the Ignatian spiritual tradition, they strive to support growth into freedom through spiritual ministries, education, and any other works which meet the needs of our times. They are an international, multicultural Institute living and working in many different lands and cultures – ministering on 5 continents in 22 countries.

Tau Center

Anawim Arts is pleased to be offering many of our programs in collaboration with Tau Center. Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans. The Wheaton Franciscans are a welcoming community of faith striving together to be instruments of peace, hope and justice in our world today. Tau Center offers diverse experiences where people can nourish their spirit including: Contemplation and Prayer, Creative Spirituality, Inner-Exploration and Self-Reflection and Holistic Care and Healing Arts.