Sister Maria Prudens Wright, IHM

Sister Maria Prudens Wright died in Camilla Hall on November 16, 2022, in the 75th year of her religious life, just shy of her 96th birthday. Marie Anna Wright was born on February 20, 1927.  Marie’s parents Harry Wright and Anna V. (Jones) Wright raised their family of four in St. Edward Parish in Philadelphia. …

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the IHM Sisters in Peru!

December 12, 1922 – December 12, 2022 Villa Maria, Miraflores, Lima This year on December 12, 2022, we will commemorate the first arrival of our IHM Sisters in Peru on December 12, 1922 to serve at Villa Maria, Miraflores, Lima. Let us briefly enjoy the fascinating story of such a miraculous and momentous endeavor! Read …

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Sister Helen Maureen Campbell, IHM

Sister Helen Maureen Campbell died in Camilla Hall on November 9, 2022, in the 67th year of her religious life, just shy of her 86th birthday. Mary Jane Campbell was born on November 16, 1936. Her parents William A. Campbell and Helen Brigid (O’Farrell) Campbell, each born in Ireland, raised Mary Jane and her sister …

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Sister Theresa Marian McCormick, IHM

Sister Theresa Marian died in Camilla Hall on October 4, 2022, in the 72nd year of her religious life. Mary Agnes McCormick was born on April 11, 1932, in Philadelphia. Her parents Thomas and Catherine McCormick (who died in 1947), traveled extensively for employment commitments. From 1938 through grade school graduation (1946), Mary Agnes received …

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Sister Genevieve Mary Simons, IHM

Sister Genevieve Mary Simons died in Camilla Hall on September 28, 2022, in the 84th year of her religious life.  Sister died just shy of her 102nd birthday. Genevieve Simons was born on October 13, 1920, in Philadelphia; her parents raised their family of three boys and three girls in St. William Parish in Philadelphia. …

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In loving Memory of S. Genevieve Mary Simons, IHM

With Deep Gratitude for Your Loving Service and Faithful Dedication To The IHM Archives 1980 – 1999  It was during the tenure of Sister Rose Bernard, IHM Archivist, that the Archives finally emerged out of boxes and were put on display at the new Villa Maria House of Studies.   In 1980, Sister Rose was given …

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Sister Mary Louise Gallagher, IHM

Sister Mary Louise Gallagher, formerly Sister Marie Eloise, died in Camilla Hall on August 25, 2022 in the 75th year of her religious life.  Sister died just shy of her 93rd birthday. Mary Louise Gallagher “Weezie” was born on September 8, 1929.  Sister’s parents John J. and Marie (Seery) Gallagher were from St. John the …

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Anticipating the 150th Anniversary of Villa Maria Academy

An IHM Story of Divine Providence and Dedication to the Mission… What prompts the beginning of a great endeavor? In speaking of Villa Maria Academy, the clear answer is two-fold — the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the dedication to the mission. Throughout the 150 years of the life of Villa Maria Academy, these …

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Sister Mary Shaun Conroy, IHM

Sister Mary Shaun Conroy died in Camilla Hall on August 17, 2022 in the 69th year of her religious life. Sister Mary Shaun was born on November 8, 1924 in New York, NY.  Sister’s parents John and Catherine (Grennon) Conroy raised their family of three children in St. Joseph Parish in Garden City, NY.  Sister …

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Sister Marie Peter Conboy, IHM

Sister Marie Peter Conboy died in Camilla Hall on July 26, 2022, in the 74th year of her religious life. Patricia Frances Conboy was born on March 23, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA.  Peter and Marie (O’Leary) Conboy raised their large family in St. John the Baptist Parish in Philadelphia. Patricia attended St. John the Baptist …

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