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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 at or 563-585-2864.

Fall 2018:
A life of Service

Even at the age of 103, Ann Ida Gannon, BVM never forgot the importance of a warm smile, standing up for what was right, or “doing the hard work.” Her life, spirit, and love is remembered in this issue by the mission and ministries of her BVM sisters who truly live lives of service. Read more about Ann Ida and the BVM “Legacy of Love.”

Photos courtesy of the Women & Leadership Archives of Loyola University Chicago

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)

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