IHM Core Values

 

We, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, Pennsylvania, vowed women in an apostolic religious congregation of pontifical right, rejoice in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ and commit ourselves to share in his redeeming mission. We reclaim and confirm the core values that impel and permeate our participation in that mission:

Rootedness in God

Embracing a spirituality of discipleship and intimacy with God nourished and sustained by Eucharist.

Community

Choosing radical interdependence to enflesh and further the mission of Jesus in the world.

Justice

Standing with, defending, and empowering those who are denied full human dignity.

Respect for Diversity

Welcoming unconditionally the varied gifts of God throughout all creation.

Wholeness

Integrating a rhythm of life that includes all dimensions of the self.

We aspire to living these values in the Alphonsian tradition and choose Mary, the ultimate embodiment of a life rooted in God, as our primary patron and model.