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 into his redeeming mission through the Church.

A spirituality which the Congregation calls Alphonsian, is one that exemplifies itself by simplicity of lifestyle, dedication to the abandoned poor, and a warmth and welcoming hospitality for all the people of God.  The essence of Redemptorist spirituality is the stripping of self in order that the sisters can be transformed into the redeeming Christ (viva memoria).