Times Change, Names Change, but Divine Providence Remains Ever Constant!
Villa Maria by the Sea, Stone Harbor, NJ, Retreat House of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
February 2, 1937 – Groundbreaking at the “noon hour”
September 27, 2021 – Groundbreaking Ceremony beginning at 11:30 am
For the first Villa Maria by the Sea, Stone Harbor, groundbreaking took place on a bitter cold day, February 2, 1937. Pictured in the 1st photo are:
Mother M. Kostka McCormick, (Mother General), Mother M. Loyola Gallagher (Former Mother General), Sister M. Cosmas, and Sister M. Presentation, as well as invited clergy and officials.
For our new Villa Maria by the Sea, Stone Harbor, groundbreaking took place on a lovely, sunny, autumn day, September 27, 2021. Pictured in the 2nd photo are:
Sister Mary Ellen Tennity (General Superior), Sister Patricia M. McDermott, Sister Stephen Anne Roderiguez, Sister Sharon Hedrick, Sister Joanne T. Ralph and Sister Donna M. Shallo, all members of our IHM General Administration.