Center for Spiritual and Educational Growth.
401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2210
The IHM Conference Center is a ministry of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Center offers service, hospitality, and opportunities for spiritual and educational enrichment for both Church and business communities.
The beautiful Wootton Mansion provides a contemplative environment
for retreat groups and individuals and business people, enabling
renewal of mind and refreshment of spirit for refocusing of goals.
The historic, natural setting stimulates openness to God's presence
and purpose in the personal and corporate lives of all who come
here. The first owner of the Wootton Mansion, George Childs, was
the soul of hospitality and loved to entertain. His favorite niece,
now St. Katherine Drexel, loved to visit his country mansion and
brought her own spirit of holiness to the building. Her cousin,
George Drexel, the second owner, earned his reputation for generosity.
We, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary continue
in this tradition to welcome all our guests.
The Conference Center is available for parish/community group meetings and business organizational days. It offers the following amenities:
A Chapel open daily for prayer and meditation
facilities in the historic Wootton Mansion and flexible meeting
areas with a variety of break-out rooms for discussion or conversation
A distraction-free environment for staff reflection and planning groups
A lovely Dining Room with excellent food service
Ample grounds for walking
S. Catherine A. Kaporch
S. Rose C. Batcho
S. Maureen Christi Van Winkle
S. Elizabeth Woodward
Directions to IHM Retreat/Conference Center
From Turnpike and Route 476 S
Take exit 13 (Rte 30- St. David/Villanova). Go East, passing Villanova, then 2.5 miles to Bryn Mawr Avenue (Bryn Mawr Trust is on left). Turn right onto Bryn Mawr Avenue.
(*) Continue for 7/10 of a mile passing the Hospital, American College and the Radwyn Apartments. Turn left into grounds of St. Aloysius Academy.
(**) Bear right and go up hill following signs for Conference Center.
From the Expressway /City Line Avenue
Follow City Line Avenue west. Turn right at Lancaster Avenue (Rt. 30). Continue going west into Bryn Mawr. Turn left onto Bryn Mawr Avenue. Follow directions (*)(**) above.
From Newtown Square and West
Travel east on West Chester Pike. Turn left at Bryn Mawr Avenue (Dunwoody Home is on right). Continue for 3.6 miles. Turn right into grounds of Academy. Follow (**) above.
From Rt. 95, 476 North
Take Exit 73. Travel west on West Chester Pike (Rt. 3) Turn right at Rt. 320 N follow the curving road Turn right at Bryn Mawr Avenue (traffic light). Go 1.5 miles passing Sacred Heart Academy. Turn right into grounds of St. Aloysius Academy. Follow (**) above.
From Upper Darby and East
Turn right at Darby Road. Continue straight through Haverford and Manoa, crossing Eagle Road. Turn right at Rte 320 (N) and right again at Bryn Mawr Avenue. Go 1.5 miles passing Sacred Heart Academy. Turn right into grounds of St. Aloysius Academy. Follow (**) above.
Center | IHM Conference
Center | VMHS Chapel