IHM Sisters at anti-war protest

Justice Issues, Outreach & Advocacy

Responding to the movement of Spirit as manifested in our IHM Chapter documents, Core Values, Vision Statement, and Constitutions, and echoed through the International Union of General Superiors (2010), we ask the question and attempt to live into the mystery of the shift of consciousness that is needed for the life of the world. Learn more about our efforts by visiting the Justice Issues, Outreach & Advocacy page.

IHM Mission Statement


IHM Congregation Mission Statement

Our mission as Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Scranton, Pennsylvania, 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. Inspired by the missionary zeal of our founders, Reverend Louis Florent Gillet, C.Ss.R., and Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin, I.H.M. we strive to be faithful to our charism: to rejoice and to share in Jesus' redemptive mission to proclaim the Good News of God's universal love and to recreate the face of the earth.

We are an apostolic religious institute characterized by joyful, loving, hospitable, and self-emptying service to the people of God. All our ministries are works for justice and peace, they receive and give life in relation to the depth of our spiritual union with Jesus and our participation in his mission.

In the power of Jesus and with devotion to Mary, we live chastity, poverty and obedience as prophetic signs of hope in our world. We acknowledge our need to manifest concern, service and advocacy for the economically poor.

Relying always on God's providence, we will continue to serve God's people in a variety of ministries, living and working lovingly among all persons.