Who We Are


The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania, we are a community of Catholic women religious dedicated to God and service to God's people.

Inspired by the spirit and purpose of Saint Alphonsus, we participate in the redeeming mission of Jesus by celebrating and proclaiming the Good News of God's unconditional love for all people.

While currently serving in United States and Latin America, we live our mission by engaging in and sponsoring a variety of ministries that meet contemporary needs and foster the full development of human potential.

Reflection on IHM Constitutions (mp3: 2 minutes)

IHM ChapelIntroduction & Profile

Learn about our new tagline, "Reach Out..." and read more about who we are and our response to challenges in various ministries.

Sisters in ministryMission & Values

Our mission is to follow Jesus as a community of disciples, aware that we are sent to be a clear and understandable prophetic witness to the presence of God in the world.

IHM MotherhouseOur History & Timeline

The history of the IHM Congregation is in reality a story of fidelity -- fidelity to God, to the mission of Jesus, to the Catholic Church, to service, to truth and to a vision that is both liberating and empowering.

Theresa Maxis DucheminOur Founders

Read more about our founders: Theresa Maxis, St. Alphonsus Liguori, and Louis Florent Gillet.

Directories iconMember Directories

Many of our sisters can now be reached online. Check for the name of the sister whom you wish to reach in our E-Mail Directory. Also view directories of obituaries and deceased sisters here.

Leadership iconIHM Leadership Team

Meet the IHM Leadership Team, who speak on behalf of the more than 300 Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary living throughout the United States and in Latin America.

jubilarians iconIHM Jubilarians

Meet IHM Sisters celebrating their milestone anniversaries within the Congregation.

MapWhere We Serve

Our Outreach Extends to United States in 16 states and the District of Columbia in 33 dioceses. Interested in knowing if there are IHM Sisters living and working in your area?

Sisters' FacesMeet the IHM Sisters

Read about IHM member experiences, follow a Sister through a day in their life, view spiritual reflections they've written, read touching stories about sisters who have made a difference in someone's life, and even share your own story.

FAQFrequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the IHM Sisters? We've put together a list of the most common ones here.

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Ministry Highlights

Read about IHM Sisters and their unique ministries as they reach out to the people of God.

Our new series of ministry highlights will focus on the prayer ministers who reside at OLP Residence. 


IHM Archives

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The IHM Sisters are also on Facebook. Visit our page to stay connected to the IHM Community.