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

Although our IHM Sisters in South America will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Villa Maria, Miraflores, Lima, Peru on December 12, 2022, our sisters in North America will anticipate the celebration on August 27, 2022. Let us briefly enjoy this fascinating story of such a miraculous and momentous endeavor!

June, the Month Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Miraculous stories from our IHM Community History…stories connected with a strong devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each year we dedicate the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In keeping with this tradition, we share two such miraculous accounts: The Rediscovery of Father Gillet through an early Sister dedicated to the Sacred …

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From the IHM Archives…

Special Quiz on Surprises That Have Come to Light! Archives Quiz – Do you get the answers correct? Click here to find out!  

Statues of the IHM Congregation…Then and Now

Whenever you come to Villa Maria House of Studies, do you ever notice the number of statues that grace our motherhouse entrances, hallways, stairways, and great outdoors?  Do you sometimes realize that a statue looks vaguely familiar, perhaps from your not-so-distant past?  If you entered our community at Villa Maria, West Chester, the connections begin …

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WE WALK ON THEIR SHOULDERS! Celebrating the IHM Legacy of Grace!

“On a warm August afternoon in 1982, I attended the profession ceremony for five young Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who were about to pronounce their final vows.  During the liturgical celebration, Rev. Msgr. Daniel A. Murray, S.T.D., S.T.L., then rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, and homilist for the occasion, …

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Reflecting on the Mighty Macs from Another Perspective!

The IHM Sisters invite you to reflect on and remember the Mighty Macs of the 1970s by way of another source. Enjoy reading accounts of those lmmaculata championship days from the Annals of Gillet Convent at lmmaculata (then) College. Traditionally, a sister (or sisters) in every IHM convent keeps a daily account of important and …

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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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