Special IHM Devotion to Mary, The Mother of God
Sisters, from the very beginnings of the foundation of the Congregation,
were dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of her
Immaculate Conception. With the IHMs, as reiterated in the welcome
of Sister Rose Marie De Carlo, General Superior, it is always a
"matter of the Heart." Mary's heart is united inseparably to that
of her divine Son as is graphically portrayed on the rings of the
Sisters. Engraved on the band are two hearts, intertwined and pierced
by the same symbolic sword a reminder to the Sisters of their
commitment to the work of redemption in the Church.
The Sisters celebrate with great joy all the major feasts of Our Lady, but they commemorate with special solemnity the patronal feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.
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