Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Momentous 1966 Move from Villa Maria, West Chester to Villa Maria House of Studies, Immaculata (PART II – A Continuation!)

If you missed Part I, please refer the Archives Section of the IHM Website (https://ihmimmaculata.org/category/from-the-archives/) In this Part II, we focus on September 7, 1966, the day that the last group of IHM Sisters left Villa Maria, West Chester for Villa Maria House of Studies. We draw on three sources: The Annals of Villa Maria …

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I.H.M. Heritage Room Update

Continuing to Tell Our IHM Story…In a New Venue! COMING SOON! I.H.M. HERITAGE ROOM Down through the years, our Sisters’ faithful trust…

Commemorating the 61st. Anniversary of Camilla Hall Nursing Home’s Opening Day, June 2, 1960

How Providential that, on this same day, this year of 2021, Camilla Hall is beginning the Re-Opening process, following the long Covid-19 Pandemic closure!  From the Camilla Hall Annals we read: Read the actual text here: On June 2, 1960, a bright sunny day, the old and sick Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary …

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Celebrating the 54th Anniversary of the Dedication of Villa Maria House of Studies

During the summer of 1966, the IHM Sisters completed the move from Villa Maria, West Chester to Villa Maria House of Studies, Immaculata. The General Administration, Staff, sisters and yes, the construction workers, spent the following months preparing their new home with many projects and finishing touches. On April 23, 1967, their loving efforts were …

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Remembering our deceased Mother Maria Pacis Dougherty and her March 20th Birthday…

Looking through another’s eyes: Treasured memories and wisdom-filled insights that we may not have known… MOTHER MARIA PACIS, MADRE MUY SIMPATICA                         by Kathleen Shaw Wetzel She survived an explosion at age seventeen that killed more than one hundred people. She spent two decades …

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Celebrate the 54th Anniversary of the First Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel March 4, 1967

On the evening of September 7, 1966, the last sisters sang the Salve Regina in Mother General’s courtyard and sadly whispered farewell to Villa Maria, West Chester.  Their sadness faded into joy as they drove into the “still-in-process” Villa Maria House of Studies, Immaculata.  Six months later on March 4, 1967, the new Chapel was …

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February 2, 1937 Groundbreaking of Villa Maria by-the-Sea, Stone Harbor, NJ

Retreat House of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary February 2, 1937 Groundbreaking June 29, 1937 Dedication and Corner Stone Laying Early in 1936, Mother Kostka McCormick (Mother General from 1935 to 1940) had a serious challenge; both financial and spiritual in nature. The community had previously owned a retreat house in …

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