About Us

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Who Are the IHMs?

The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is a Pontifical Religious Institute, whose members are committed to God and to the Church by the profession of the public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The...

History

Throughout our history, and relying on God’s Divine Providence, we, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have been called to be pioneer women of faith, hope and trust, celebrating and proclaiming the Good News of God’s unconditional lov...

Our Foundation

The beginnings of our congregation can be traced back to a log cabin in Monroe, Michigan. It was there that Reverend Louis Florent Gillet, a Redemptorist missionary, having searched in vain for religious to teach his people, resolved to found a community...

Founders

Father Louis Florent Gillet Father Louis Florent Gillet was born in Antwerp, Belgium, January 12, 1813 and baptized the same day at the Franciscan Church of St. Anthony. Although little of his childhood can be documented, it is known that education...

Spirit of the IHM Congregation

The spirit of the congregation is, in the tradition of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the spirit of Jesus Christ the Redeemer.  This spirit impels the sisters to offer themselves in joyful oblation to God by their transformation in Christ and their incorporation ...

Chapter 2012 Focus Statement

Trusting in God’s Providence and animated by our shared charism, let us embrace our mission with renewed personal and congregational fervor as we identify and respond to the current and emerging needs of the church with compassion, creative hope, a...

Congregational Administration

S. Lorraine M. McGrew IHM General Superior S. John Evelyn DiTrolio IHM First Assistant S. Patricia M. McDermott IHM Council Member S. William Thérèse Bryne IHM Council Member S. Mary Ellen Tennity IHM Council Member S. R...