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2018 Sisters Celebration

Physicians Honored with 2018 Sisters of IHM Spirit Award

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Dr. John H. Doherty, Jr.
2018 Honoree
Dr. Peter A. Cognetti
2018 Honoree
Dr. Maggie Mariotti
Master of Ceremonies

The deep connection between the founding of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) and the island of Haiti will be the focus of the 2018 IHM Sisters Celebration. The gala will recognize the humanitarian work in Haiti of two local physicians - Peter A. Cognetti and John H. Doherty, Jr. Doctors Cognetti and Doherty will receive the Sisters of IHM Spirit Award during the event on Saturday, August 4, at Marywood University. 

Sisters of IHM Spirit Awards are given to deserving honorees, who by their lives and ministries exemplify the value of self-emptying service taught and embodied by the IHM Sisters. Dr. Doherty attended St. Clare School, Scranton, and Dr. Cognetti’s children attended Our Lady of Peace School, Clarks Green. 

Dr. Maggie Mariotti will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The 2018 Sisters Celebration will take place on Saturday, August 4, at 6 p.m. in the Nazareth Student Center on Marywood University’s campus. Tickets are $100 and may be obtained by calling 570-346-5431. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The deadline for reservations and sponsorships is July 20, 2018.