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SALT Magazine
Created in 1974, Salt communicates the life, mission and core values of our sisters and associates and invites others to partner with us to continue our legacy. Salt is published three times a year for friends and family of the Sisters of Charity, BVM.

If you would like to receive Salt, contact the Office of Development for a complimentary subscription at or 563-585-2864.

Summer 2018:
Worship, Work, and WIN!

Win or lose, the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers know they can count on the love and support of their 98-years-young chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM. This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (a.k.a March Madness) propelled Sister Jean and her team to the Final Four—and gave the world a chance to see BVM values in action. Read more about Sister Jean and the BVM Legacy of Love.

Winter 2018:
Planting Seeds of Hope

On June 11, 2014, BVM Marge Clark closed out the first “Witness Wednesday: Voices of the Unemployed” event, held in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As she retires, Marge shares her belief that the future of social justice advocacy is “in good hands” and the seeds planted by BVMs and associates continue to thrive. (Photo republished with permission from the Project on Government Oversight)

Fall 2017:
Autumn—Miracle of Transformation

As we rejoice in the life of Helen Maher Garvey, BVM (Robert Joseph), we share her spirit and love, reflected in this issue by the mission and ministries of her BVM sisters. As they gather to envision the future and celebrate jubilees, the sisters continue to foster education, inclusivity and the right of all to live with dignity.

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