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.

On the weekend of February 16th and 17th, Mary Ward Friends gathered for a Retreat in Durres, led by Sister Carmel Swords, I.B.V.M.

The Mary Ward Friends had a wonderful retreat in February filled with learning, prayer, and reflection that challenged and lifted the spirits of us all, whether we had attended many spiritual retreats, or if it was our first experience. 18 people attended this retreat which took place in Durres, by the sea in Albania.

Sister Carmel, from Ireland is an energetic and very charismatic woman who brought the life of Mary Ward to us and encouraged us to reflect this life in our daily lives.

Thank you to Sister Carmel for all of her hard work and openness. We will always remember this retreat and the time spent with you and we hope to welcome you back to Albania soon!