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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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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Sister Marita Patrick Devlin, IHM

Sister Marita Patrick Devlin died on November 15, 2021 in Camilla Hall. Sister was in the 73rd year of her religious life. Mary Theresa Devlin was born on September 8, 1930. Her parents Patrick and Mary (Taylor) Devlin raised their family in St. Joseph Parish in Ashland, PA. Mary Theresa attended St. Joseph Elementary School …

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Sister M. Claire Hutchinson, IHM

Sister Claire Hutchinson, formerly Sister Agnes Cecilia, IHM died in Camilla Hall on November 2, 2021 after a long life of loving service.  Sister Claire died in the 76th year of her religious life. Sister Claire’s parents Earl and Frances (Coll) Hutchinson raised their family in St. Andrew Parish in Newtown, PA.  Sister Claire attended …

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Founders’ Day, November 10, 2021 – Celebrating the 175th Anniversary

In her book, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 1845-1967, Mother Maria Alma Ryan recounts:               On the morning of November 10, 1845 the three women (Mary Maxis, Charlotte Martha Schaaf, and Therese Renauld) met in the Church to attend Holy Mass celebrated by Father Gillet for the guidance of the project so …

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