Who Are the IHMs?

Sr. Catherine Ward, Meg Fleming, Sr. Barbara Jude Gentry and Sr. Susan Bruno came out to support their fellow sisters who were participating in DFOFS competition under the name of IMH Sister Act, including Sr. Emily Faubion, Sr (2nd from left)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 prayer and the Eucharist, and sustained by community living, the Sisters radiate joyful service and promote Gospel values, offering compassion to all God’s people through our charism of love, creative hope, and fidelity  and through our mission to evangelize, to catechize, and to teach.

Today more than 600 Sisters comprise the Immaculata branch of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who currently staff schools in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and in Peru. The Sisters work in the Congregation’s corporate apostolate of Catholic education as well as in catechetical, pastoral, hospital and prison ministries, parenting programs, counseling, literacy instruction, adult spirituality programs, care of the infirm, retreat work and campus ministry. In their lives and in their work, they continue to offer Praise, Love, and Thanksgiving to God as they carry out the Gospel mandate of Jesus, the Redeemer, “Go and teach all nations.”

RESOURCES FOR IHM COMMUNITY HISTORY (as of March 1, 2020) 

Books written by Immaculata IHM Sisters

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1845-1967) by Mother Maria Alma Ryan, I.H.M. 1967

Thou, Lord, Art My Hope! (The Life of Mother M. Theresa, A Pioneer of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) by a Member of the Congregation. 1961

WITNESS:  One Response to Vatican II by Sister Margaret Mary Baney, I.H.M.  1987

Renewed Vision:  Vatican II to the Millennium, 1962- 2006 by Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, I.H.M.  2008

We Walk on Their Shoulders by Sister Maria Corona Crumback, I.H.M. 1995

An Amazing Adventure (The Story of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Written and Illustrated for Children) by Sister Patricia M. Dailey, I.H.M. Illustrated by Lauren McIntyre. 2018

Books Written by Scranton and Monroe IHM Sisters 

Paths of Daring, Deeds of Hope (Letters by and about Mother Theresa Maxis DucheminEdited by Sister Margaret Gannon, I.H.M.  1992

Pilgrim Let Your Heart Be Bold (Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM) by Sister Margaret Gannon, I.H.M.  2018

The Story of the Founding of the Congregation or the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Their Work in the Scranton Diocese by a Member of the Scranton Community.  1921

Achievement of a Century:  The Motherhouses and Missions of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary — Monroe, Michigan.  (1845 – 1945) by Sister M. Rosalita, I.H.M.  1948

No Greater Service.  The History of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary — Monroe, Michigan.  (1845 – 1945)

Edited by Sister M. Rosalita, I.H.M.  1948

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