MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change.
The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

Month: January 2018

Events taking place in honour of St. Bakhita, 8 February 2018- International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.


The URAT (United Response Against Trafficking) Network in Albania has prepared a Prayer and Liturgy Service which will be held at St. Paul’s cathedral, Tirana on the 8th of February. Confirmed attendance include the Deputy Minister of Interns/ National Co-ordinator against Trafficking in Persons, who will present a speech. Archbishop George Frendo will present the homely.

Please find attached  the materials related to the event:

Prayer Card;

The Liturgy;

The poster;

The invitation.

This year, the network has chosen to concentrate on the theme Migration without Trafficking, and will be supporting the National Asylum and Migration Centre in Babrru, Tirana by means of food, materials and goods for the refugees currently living there. This action will take place post St. Bakhita Day.

Watch this space for news and photographs!

Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.



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Mary Ward Week 2018

23rd – 30th January, is the week of Mary Ward. This is the anniversary dates of her birth and death. Below you will find a booklet, offering for prayer and reflection during Mary Ward Week 2018. The various contributions to the booklet reflect the many instances cf collaboration between the two branches of Mary Ward’s Institute and our many lay friends and colleagues during the past year.

It also reflects our growing sense of ourselves ms one family with family members in all quarters of the globe, all united in our commitment 10 Mary Ward’s charism of freedom, justice, sincerity and joy — the ‘Felicity” of the Just Soul.

Please click the link to read Mary Ward Booklet 2018.




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A reflection of poverty in Albania through pictures taken by local people who participate in MWL projects.

Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, eradicating Human Trafficking in the places of extreme poverty in Albania. These pictures were taken by local people who participate in MWL projects. They reflect their reality of poverty in Albania. There is a lot of work still to be done. Join us on this mission!

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The fifth Anniversary of MWL Foundation in Albania.

On January 11th Mary ward Loreto celebrated the fifth Anniversary of the Foundation in Albania.

Don. Marjan Lumci was invited to celebrate in the morning for all those who wished to come.  Together we expressed our thanksgiving for the work and mission of the past five years.

Throughout the day the MWL staff gathered for training and to prepare the rest of the year’s events.  In the evening we celebrated with much fun and laughter during a meal followed by singing and dancing. It was a great day.

Thanks again to everybody who stayed close to us throughout these five years.











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International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking- 8 February, 2017. Feast Day of St. Joseph Bakhita.

Feast of St. Bakhita, 8 February 2018. ‘’Say YES to Freedom and No to Slavery.’’

“Prayer and reflection vigil against Trafficking”

Theme 2018: Trafficking and migration

Commemoration of Saint Bakhita

Download the vigil

In preparation for events to honour the feast of St. Bakhita, we invite you to participate in the annual RENATE Campaign to mark the International day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking and to share with us your plans and/or any event that you participated in or attended. .

A variety of events present themselves, ranging from; holding a Prayer Service; using the RENATE video ‘Called to Give Voice to the Voiceless;’ attendance at a Liturgy; giving a talk to a community; holding an awareness-raising event; keeping a Prayerful vigil and much more.

Please find a link to Talitha Kum, for suggestions and information on the feast day

Also available from the USCSAHT (U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking), is their annual Calendar of Prayer, prepared by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, in the United States of America.

UISG has released its resources for The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2018 which will be celebrated on 8 February. The theme is ‘Migration without trafficking’.

Access the resources in multiple languages here

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.


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