Sister Maria Patris Hogan, IHM

Sister Maria Patris died in Camilla Hall on Friday, February 11, 2022, just shy of her 94th birthday.  Sister was in the 75th year of her religious life. Patricia Ann Hogan was born on February 19, 1928.  Her dear Dad, Edward, was born in Ireland and her dear Mom, Anna (Desmond) Hogan was born in …

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Sister Marianne Evans, IHM

Sister Marianne Evans (formerly Sister M. James Rita) died in Lankenau Hospital on Sunday, January 30, 2022 in the 53rd year of her religious life.  Sister recently celebrated her Golden Jubilee, fiftieth anniversary of her First Vows.  Family members and many friends celebrated the joy of this glorious celebration. Marianne was born on November 25, …

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Sister M. Elizabeth Jane Murray, IHM

Sister M. Elizabeth Jane Murray, formerly known as Sister Virgo Fidelis, died on January 17, 2022, in Camilla Hall.  Sister died just shy of her 90th birthday.  Sister Elizabeth was in the 71st year of her religious life. Elizabeth Jane Murray was born on March 18, 1932.  Sister’s parents, Michael and Jane (Emery) Murray, raised …

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Sister M. Rita Charles Smith, IHM

Sister Rita Charles, formerly Barbara Ann Smith, died in Camilla Hall on Monday, January 17, 2022 in the 56th year of her religious life. Barbara Ann Smith was born in York, PA on May 6, 1947.  Her parents Charles and Mary Rita (Trulinos) raised their family of five in Immaculate Conception Parish in York, PA.  …

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Sister Marie Lorraine Bruno, IHM

Sister Marie Lorraine Bruno died in Paoli Hospital on December 29, 2021 in the 69th year of her religious life. Lorraine Bruno was born on June 30, 1931.  Her parents Thomas and Carmella (D’Alessandro) Bruno raised their family, Lorraine and William, in St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Philadelphia.  Lorraine attended Drexel Elementary and Vare Junior …

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130th Anniversary of the Death of Mother Theresa Maxis January 14, 1892

During this month of January 2022, we will observe the 130th Anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa Maxis, who died on January 14, 1892. After a number of years away from the community, Mother Theresa eventually returned to her beloved IHM Congregation. Mother Gonzaga, our fourth Mother General, negotiated her return and brought her home to …

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Celebrating Our Congregational Feast Day Today!

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY December 8, 2021 Please join The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as we celebrate Our Congregational Feast Day Today! We invite you to take a quiet moment to reflect…  Standing in our Sacred Heart Chapel, at Villa Maria House of Studies, our Motherhouse, …

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Sister Mary Lorraine Holzman, IHM

Sister Mary Lorraine Holzman died on November 17, 2021 in Camilla Hall.  Sister was in the 55th year of her religious life. Lorraine Eleanor Holzman was born on July 17, 1948 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Her parents Frank and Pauline (Stone) Holzman raised their family in St. Ann Parish in Emmaus, PA.  Lorraine attended St. Ann …

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Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, IHM

Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott died on November 17, 2021 in Bryn Mawr Hospital.  Sister was in the 42nd year of her religious life. Margie Anne McDermott was born on July 2, 1956 in Philadelphia, PA.  Her parents Lawrence J. and Margaret (Cannon) McDermott raised their family initially St. Gabriel Parish in South Philadelphia and later …

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Sister Marita Donald Toland, IHM

Sister Marita Donald Toland died on November 5, 2021 in Camilla Hall.  Sister was in the 70th year of her religious life. Mary Patricia Toland was born on January 26, 1934.  Her parents Donald Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Ford) Toland.  Patricia and her brother Donald grew up in Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Philadelphia. Patricia …

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