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McCarty Hall Becomes Home for Annunciation Community

In June of 2018, Sister Ellen Maroney announced that the site of the new formation house would be McCarty Hall, the brick building on Marywood’s campus at the corner of College Avenue and Gillet Lane.

Members of Advisory Board Elected

Ten IHM Sisters have been elected to the newly created Advisory Board.

NUNS on the BUS

The 2018 campaign was an effort to educate citizens about the truths of the 2017 Tax Law, namely its benefits to corporations and the top 20% of the wealthiest people in the nation while placing burdens on those in society who are already struggling to make ends meet.

Imagining the Way Forward Cohorts Meet in Washington, DC

Members of both cohorts expressed deep gratitude for the unique opportunity this ITWF program has offered them individually and communally for the life of the IHM Congregation and the world.

Giving Tuesday, November 27

The Sisters of IHM invite you to help us by making a donation on #GIVINGTUESDAY, November 27, so we can accomplish great things in God's name.

IHM Congregation's Response to Killings in Pittsburgh

We, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary...

Members of Leadership Team Travel to Chicago

On October 15 after canceled flights, delays, and the availability of only four plane seats from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Sisters Terri, Ellen, Nancy and Mary traveled to Chicago to meet with our Sisters of St. Casimir.

Remembering Our IHM Sister Angela Miller

The Sisters of IHM are deeply grieved at the horrific and heartbreaking situation which took the lives of our Sister Angela Miller, her sister, Rose Smith, our employee at the IHM Center for seventeen years, and her son, Alan on April 28, 2018. n Sunday, May 20, 2018 a memorial prayer was held for Sister Angela Miller, IHM and her sister, Rosemary Smith at the IHM Center in Scranton. 

From Limestone to Granite

The statue of the Sacred Heart by the Science Building on Marywood University's beautiful campus, which was originally made limestone and has, over the years, deteriorated

Sisters Host Associates for Crab Fest!

St. John the Evangelist Convent, Silver Spring, recently hosted their IHM associates for the first get-together of the year.

EWTN to Produce Documentary on Life of Mother Maria Kaupas, SSC

EWTN is producing a 30-minute documentary on Mother Maria Kaupas and Mount Carmel (the first mission of the Sisters of St. Casimir in 1908) and the Mother Maria Kaupas Center will be included.

Little Sister from Haiti Visits IHMs

On her recent visit to the United States, Sister Denise, of the Little Sisters from Haiti, took the time to come to Scranton to visit her IHM friends.

Updates from the IHM Initial Formation Program

Who are the women currently in initial formation? Where are they, and what are they doing?

IHM Direction Statement 2018 – 2022

We, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, rooted in God and the Gospel...

Welcoming Giovana to the IHM Novitiate

On the evening of September 20, 2018, in the presence of IHM sisters gathered in Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel at the IHM Center and also connected via u-stream, Sister Ellen Maroney welcomed Giovana Fuentes Bendivez into the novitiate of the IHM Congregation.

Sisters of St. Casimir Celebrate 111th Anniversary

The Sisters of St. Casimir Celebrate their 111th Anniversary and the Blessing of Legacy Space on August 25, 2018.

OSPIHM Governing Board Meets

The members of the OSP IHM Governing Board met September 24 and  25, 2018, at Immaculata for their annual meeting.

Sisters-to-Sisters, Scranton-to-Syria

Last month Bakers Dozen Mission Group described the ministry of Sister Kinda Tarabeh, a Good Shepherd sister in Syria. The Good Shepherd sisters serve in Syria and Lebanon.

Elizabeth McGill Enters IHM Congregation

During the ceremony and prayer on March 20 to welcome Elizabeth McGill as a candidate in the IHM Congegation, Sister Ellen Maroney, IHM President, and Liz exchange sincere and hope-filled prayers.

IHM Leadership Team Ready to Serve

At the IHM Chapter of Elections held at the IHM Center in the Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel on July 13, 2018, five members were elected to the new leadership team.

Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant Professes First Vows

On Saturday, July 28, in the presence of her family, IHM Sisters and friends, Elizabeth Ann professed temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as an IHM Sister and committed her life to God and to the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sisters-to-Sisters, Scranton-to-Syria

IHM Sisters to collaborate with missionary sisters of other congregations to aid war refugees in Syria.

The Friendship Garden

Correspondence between Mother Cyril Conway, IHM & Mother Maria Kaupas, SSC

OSPIHM Healing Racism Committee Meets

The OSPIHM Healing Racism Committee met at the Monroe Motherhouse, June 8-10, 2018.

IHMs Teach for HESA

Sisters Margaret Gannon and Kathleen Burns are teaching their seventh cohort of African sisters in the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Program, a part of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

IHM-SSC Covenant Promulgated

The Sisters of IHM and the Sisters of St. Casimir promulgated their covenant relationship at a ceremony and prayer held at the IHM Center on July 8, 2018.

Statement Opposing Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

We, Sisters of IHM, Scranton, PA, support the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ statement that separating children from their mothers and fathers at the United States/Mexico border is immoral. Recognizing the inherent dignity of every human being and protecting the integrity of families are fundamental tenets of our faith. They are foundational for a healthy and just society.

OLP Sisters Volunteer at Saint Joseph's Center

Several IHM Sisters who reside at Our Lady of Peace Residence volunteer their time and talent with clients from Saint Joseph's Center Adult Day Program.

New Book Available by Sister Margaret Gannon, IHM

Pilgrim - Let Your Heart Be Bold Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM

by Sister Margaret Gannon, IHM

IHM Congregation Response to Immigration Ban

As Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, we are compelled by the Gospel and by our IHM legacy to declare our solidarity with those in need.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Peace Residence

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Peace Residence

IHM Novice and Candidates Participated in Inter-Community Formation Program

IHM Novice and Candidates Participated in  the Inter-Community Formation Program on April 21-22, 2018, in Wappinger’s Falls, NY

New Book: However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis

Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHM edited a book just released by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis, that chronicles what the organization learned as it went through a six-year doctrinal investigation by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

Welcoming Center and Land Restoration Dedication Held

After years of planning and commitment on the part of many sisters, friends, and professional advisors, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary dedicated the Welcoming Space at the IHM Center on Thursday evening, April 19, 2018.

National Catholic Sisters Week and IHM Side-by-Side Day

National Catholic Sisters Week is intended to broaden awareness of Catholic sisters, whose lives and ministries often remain behind the scenes. The hope is that those who learn more about women religious will be inspired and compelled to engage in self-reflection, service and simple acts of kindness. We also envision an outcome in which more young women consider religious life because they have been exposed to it through a personal relationship.

Holy Names Academy "Missionaries" Give Service with IHM Ministries

Serving the people of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the fourth year, fifteen missionaries continued our Academy of the Holy Names’ legacy of impacting communities and bettering the lives of people.

IHMs Participate in March for Our Lives

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 students, families, and friends of March for Our Lives took to the streets in Washington, DC and numerous other cities across the country, including Scranton, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and to plead for an end to the epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings that plague our nation. On Friday, March 23, St. Luke's Episcopal Church hosted an interfaith prayer vigil for the greater Scranton community. Led by students and faith leaders from many traditions, the service focused on the magnitude of gun violence including mass shootings, gun suicide, and related traumas. In prayer and song the service offered an opportunity for lament, remembrance, healing and hope for the people of the Scranton area and for the country. Various IHM Sisters served on the planning committees for these two events and many others participated in the events.

IHM Congregation Welcomes New Candidate

With great joy, Sister Ellen Maroney announces that Miss Elizabeth “Liz” McGill, a graduate of Marywood University, has been accepted into the IHM Candidacy Program.

MMKC Board Members Meet with IHM Leadership

Several board members of the Mother Maria Kaupas Center (MMKC) in Mt. Carmel, PA, visited the IHM Sisters and Marywood University on March 1. Sister Jane Snyder provided a tour of the Learning Commons, Rotunda, and Chapel.

From Capacmarca to Quiñota, Peru

by Sister Ancilla Maloney, IHM


Sister Michel Keenan Publishes History of Marian Convent

Sister Michel Keenan Publishes History of Marian Convent

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of IHM Presence in Sicuani, Peru

Twenty-five years to celebrate IHM presence in Sicuani, Peru—and we never knew the whole of it!

IHM Congregation Statement on the Sanctity of Life

We Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania, embrace our call to protect, nurture, and hold sacred all life, especially the most vulnerable in our beautiful yet wounded world.

We stand together as women who affirm the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. We are inspired by the unconditional love of God for all: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10:10

IHM Response to DACA Action

As Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, we follow the gospel call to cultivate a welcoming heart toward all people, especially those most vulnerable and in need among us.

IHM Leadership Team's Statements on Crisis with N. Korea and Racism

Love is more powerful than fear...

New Book Available by Sr Michel Keenan, IHM

Sister Michel Keenan recently published the story of St. Joseph’s/Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, PA.

New Book on IHM History Published

New Book on IHM History Published by Sister Michel Keenan, IHM


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