Sister Rachel Terry and students performing a concert at Little Flower School in Bethesda, Maryland.

Consider life as a Sister of IHM.

Is your heart longing for God? Are you searching for a life of dedication and meaning? Are you looking for a place to give your love? Are you yearning to serve the needs of God’s people? Are you hungering to share life, prayer, conversation, energy and resources with others who have the same desires?  We encourage you to explore life among the IHM Sisters.

Becoming an IHM Sister

Considering the religious life? Explore our discernment process.

The incorporation program consists of three phases: the candidacy, the novitiate, and a period of temporary profession.

Read stories of women just like you who are now Sisters of IHM.

Rooted in God

We are a community of Catholic Women Religious, known as the Sisters of IHM, who believe that, in the eyes of God, every person is worthy of love.  For more than 170 years, thousands of women have joined us to witness with their lives the unconditional love that God has for people and for our precious earth inhabited by those people. We are rooted in God and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Like Jesus, our Redeemer, we love God’s people and we stand with them celebrating their joys and hopes and tending to their anxieties, their griefs, and their pressing needs. We invite you to consider standing together with us as we courageously commit ourselves to joyful, loving, hospitable and self emptying service as Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.