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 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 charism of the sisters is Love, which continues to manifest itself today in the sisters’ joyful service of God and his people; creative Hope, which puts all its confidence in God’s loving Providence; and Fidelity, which inspires fervor in their vocation in Christ and in their mission in the Church.

The Immaculata branch of the Congregation comprises approximately 691 Sisters who currently staff Catholic schools and parishes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Florida and in the South American country of Peru. The sisters also serve the Church in pastoral and other evangelization ministries in other states as well.