About Us

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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 the spiritually and educationally...

Who Are the IHMs?

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Immaculata, Pennsylvania, are a religious congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel message in the spirit of Jesus the Redeemer. Strengthened by a life of vowed consecration, nurtured by...

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...

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 IHM congregation is, in the tradition of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the spirit of Jesus Christ the Redeemer. The essence of Redemptorist spirituality is rooted in the self-emptying of Jesus Christ and it is this spirit which impels ...

Chapter 2018 Focus Statement

Inspired by the pioneer spirit of our congregational story, we are challenged to revitalize and respond anew to our charism of love, creative hope, and fidelity. Through a deepened understanding and a clearer articulation of our charism, each sister...

Congregational Administration

S. Mary Ellen Tennity IHM General Superior S. Patricia M. McDermott IHM First Assistant S. Stephen Anne Roderiguez Council Member S. M. Sharon K. Hedrick IHM Council Member S. M. Joanne T. Ralph Council Member S. Donna...