IHM Devotion to Mary, the Mother of God

The sisters, from the very beginning of the foundation of the Congregation, were dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of her Immaculate Conception. With the IHMs, it is always a “matter of the heart.” Mary’s heart is united inseparably to that of her divine Son as is graphically portrayed on the rings of the sisters. Engraved on the band are two hearts, intertwined and pierced by the same symbolic sword- a reminder to the Sisters of their commitment to the work of redemption in the church.

The Sisters celebrate with great joy the major feasts of Our Lady, but they commemorate with special solemnity the patronal feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th.