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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January 14, 1992 TRI-IHM Proclamation of the Holy Year

This marked the centenary of the deaths of Mother Theresa Maxis, I.H.M. and Rev. Louis Florent Gillet, C.SS.R., Co-Founders of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary congregation. Mother Theresa died on January 14, 1892 and Father Gillet died on November 14, 1892.

Happy I.H.M. Founders Day

Today, November 10, 2020, we celebrate our IHM Founders Day.  We jubilantly praise and thank God for this very SPECIAL Founders Day, as we rejoice in our 175th. Anniversary as a Religious Congregation.  With deep gratitude we remember our Co-Founders, Rev. Louis Florent Gillet, a Redemptorist Priest, and Mother Theresa Maxis, one of our first …

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