Sister Michel Keenan Publishes History of Marian Convent

Sister Michel Keenan Publishes History of Marian Convent

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.

Friends of the Poor Volunteers Pack Breakfast Snacks

IHM Center Sisters volunteered to assemble breakfast snack bags for children.

50th Anniversary of Our Lady of Grace

Our Lady of Grace Montessori School will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the school on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Imagining the Way Forward, Cohort 2, Meets at OLG

Imagining the Way Forward Cohort 2 met at Our Lady of Grace, Manhasset, on January 26-28, 2018. 

Archbishop Neale School, La Plata Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Archbishop Neale School, La Plata, MD celebrated the first of its 90th Anniversary celebrations on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with a special liturgy at Sacred Heart Church in La Plata and a reception at the school.

Blessing of the new stained glass windows in Bethesda, MD

On Friday morning, December 8, 2017, the Feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, parents and friends of Little Flower School and representatives of each of the classes joined the Sisters and the Pastor, Monsignor Vaghi, for the blessing of the new stained glass windows which now beautify the front entrance of the school.

Christmas Greetings 2017

This is the night of Peace on Earth.

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 Participates in LCWR Collaborative Leadership Development Program

Sister Catherine Sitja y Balbastro recently completed the 18 month Collaborative Leadership Development Program sponsored by LCWR. 

Retreat Held: To Embody the Presence of Love—Essential Practices

Liz Sweeney, SSJ, presented a retreat, November 16-19, 2017, at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA entitled To Embody the Presence of Love—Essential Practices

Dedication of New Sculpture by Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan

Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan was commissioned by St. Mary's Parish in Annapolis, Maryland, to replicate the sculpture Mary, Woman of the Eucharist.

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

Giving Voice National Gathering, July 6-9, 2017

Sisters Experience "Teal" by Lisa Perkowski, IHM

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.

Mother Maria Scholarship Established at Marywood University

The Mother Maria Scholarship has been established to honor and recognize the extraordinary faith and courage of The Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, SSC, Foundress of the Sisters of St. Casimir and a Venerable Servant of God, and to support the educational pursuits of students from Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland, Pennsylvania, who attend Marywood University.

OSPIHM Board Meets in Monroe

OSPIHM Board Meets in Monroe, MI, September 29-30, 2017

National Blue Ribbon School

Little Flower School in Bethesda, Maryland, is one of the fifty nonpublic schools in the country receiving this special honor.


IHM Sisters' Stories Available on Audiobook!

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

Love is more powerful than fear...

Renewal of the Enthronement of the Sacred Hearts

The Sacred Heart Enthronement Guild gathered at the IHM Center on the evening of June 22, 2017 for the celebration of the Eucharist in honor of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Final Grand Reunion Convened by the Marywood Seminary Alumnae

Final Grand Reunion convened by the Marywood Seminary Alumnae, June 9–11, 2017
Reunions revitalize people.

Imagining the Way Forward Cohort Meets at OLG

The members of Cohort One in Imagining the Way Forward gathered for the second time at Our Lady of Grace on the weekend of May 19-21, 2017.

ASEC Advisory Board meets at Marywood University

Members of the Advisory Board of the African Sisters Education Collaborative’s major programs gathered with staff at Marywood University for the annual meeting on April 24, 2017.

New Book Available by Sr Michel Keenan, IHM

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

IHM Mission Flourishing in New Ways

Among the many retreats and presentations I led during 22 days on the road this past Lent was a retreat morning at St. Peter of Alcantara parish in Port Washington, NY. Our former IHM convent, once blessed by the presence of so many of our sisters, has now been beautifully transformed into the IHM Spirituality Center.

IHM Sisters Organize Community Health Fair

The inter-professional (Marywood University School of Social Work, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Nutrition & Dietetic and the Wright Center) Community Health Fair in partnership with Friends of the Poor and St. John Neumann parish was held on April 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Parish in Scranton.

Theresa Maxis Circle Gathers Teens

Every month the Theresa Maxis Circle meets at Queen of Peace, Gainesville, FL.

“Bringing About God's Dream” Retreat

More than 100 Sisters Participate in “Bringing About God's Dream” Retreat, March 24-26, 2017 at the IHM Center

Young Missionaries Provide Service During Blizzard in NEPA

Sister Lisa Perkowski, IHM, and Students from Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, Give Service March 12-19, 2017.

New Initiative at Marywood University: The Latino Youth Program

The Latino Youth Program was formed through Marywood University’s Momentum Program.

Imagining the Way Forward Gathering Held at Our Lady of Grace, Manhassett

The First Weekend of Imagining the Way Forward is Beginning of Something New at Our Lady of Grace, February 24-26, 2017.

IHM Sisters Attend Interfaith Vigil

Nearly fifty IHM Sisters attended the Interfaith Vigil at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

If Not IHM, Then Who?

Sisters Elizabeth DeMerchant and Kathy Kurdziel spent three weeks in the small city of Sicuani, in the beautiful Andes Mountains of Peru with Sister Eileen Egan, Sister Ancilla Maloney, and our candidate, Giovana Fuentes Bendivez.

Incorporation of Sister Elvia Celebrated

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Sister Elvia Yolanda Mata Ortega renewed her perpetual vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience to the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA.

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.

Plaque to be Dedicated in Peru

Plaque to be dedicated in Peru to commemorate the years of service of our Sister Jeanne Marie Kearney, who died September 1, 2016.

Mercy Changes Everything

The wonderful relationship between the Sisters of St. Casimir, the IHM Sisters, and the SSCM Sisters was very evident at the Tri-Community Gathering held on October 7-9, 2016 in Danville, PA.

OSPIHM Governing Board Welcomes Little Sisters of St. Therese, Haiti

OSPIHM Governing Board Welcomes Little Sisters of St. Therese, Haiti. The Sisters arrived on Thursday, October 13 and stayed until Wednesday, October 19.


For more than ten years the IHM House of Studies in Sicuani, Peru has been blessed with a volunteer from Germany. This year, 19 year old Lea Schwagmann joined Sisters Eileen Egan and Ancilla Maloney as a volunteer for the year in their House of Studies.

New Book on IHM History Published

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

Director of Welcoming Space at IHM Center Named

Sister Kathleen Clancy has graciously accepted the position of Director of the Welcoming Space at the IHM Center.

Nuns on the Bus Visit Scranton

On July 25, 2016 NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus traveled to Scranton as part of the 13 state, 23 city journey.

Window Dedicated to IHM Sisters

On Friday, June 17, 2016 a beautiful stained glass window was unveiled and blessed as a loving tribute to the IHM presence at Little Flower Parish/School in Bethesda, MD.

Two Scranton IHMs and a Young Adult Attend NRVC Workshop

Sisters Mindy Welding and Fran Fasolka along with Shannon Kowalski attend the NRVC Workshop at Notre Dame, IN.

Leadership's Trip to Rome

In May 2016, Sister Rosemary Goulet and Sister Jean Louise Bachetti accompanied Sister Ellen Maroney to Rome, Italy, for the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) gathering.

Healing Racism Committee Meets to Plan

The Healing Racism Committee met in Monroe to begin plans for another Navigating the Shifts: Listening to the Signs of the Times.

Sr. Ellen Maroney attends the UISG Plenary Session in Rome

This year was the 50th anniversary of the founding of UISG (International Union of Superiors General). There were 854 women religious from more than 80 different countries in attenance at the plenary session in Rome.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Peace Residence

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Peace Residence

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Praise be to You Daily Reflections on Pope Francis’ en cyclical Laudato Si

Window Dedicated in Honor of IHM Sisters

On November 13, 2015 six IHM Sisters from the Scranton area journeyed by van to Goldsboro, North Carolina, joining three additional IHMs for the dedication of a stained glass window of Our Lady in appreciation for the eighty-one years of service given by the IHM Sisters to St. Mary’s School and parish.

Longing for the Endless Immensity by Sister Chris Koellhoffer, IHM

Sister Chris Koellhoffffer, a Sister of IHM, is a writer, presenter, and spiritual guide with broad experience in retreat work, spirituality programs, and process connecting the soul of a group with the soul of the world.

New Clothing Recycling Bin to support Friends of the Poor

New Clothing Recycling Bin to support Friends of the Poor

IHM Chapter Direction

A chapter direction was created at the conclusion of the IHM Chapter 2014. The membership will strive to integrate and implement these directives over the next four years.

New IHM Leadership Team

New IHM Leadership Team Elected

OSP IHM Gathering 2015

The OSP and IHM Sisters will gather July 2015 to celebrate their common past and shared future.

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