Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are bound together in faith and urged by the love of God to respond to the most pressing needs of our time.

We recognize and honor the sacredness of all creation.

We are drawn together in community.

We continue to educate in a variety of ways.

Nourished and strengthened by prayer.




A history of the IHM Sisters and Associates will be on display in the Gallery of the IHM Motherhouse. The exhibit coincides with the 173rd of the IHM Sisters’ founding on Nov. 10, 1845 and celebrates the 40th anniversary of IHM Associates.

Titled, “The ’60s: Women of Action through Decades of Change,” the display uses records, photographs and artifacts to highlight various events of the 1860s, in the wake of the 1859 separation between the IHM Sisters in Michigan and those in Pennsylvania, as well as in the 1960s during times of growing social upheaval and into the first post-Vatican II years.

The exhibit will also take viewers through the past four decades of IHM Associates. Using a variety of displays, the story of IHMs and Associates weaving one community is told. IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing on prayer, community and ministry while maintaining their own lifestyles.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  For more information about the exhibit, contact Sharon Venier at 734-240-9754 or


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The IHM Justice, Peace and Sustainability Office will host a screening and discussion  of the documentary, Backpack Full of Cash. Narrated by Matt Damon, the film focuses on the rush to privatize public education, especially in urban areas, and the effect it is having on community public schools and their students. IHM is co-sponsoring the screening in conjunction with Monroe County Education Association, Monroe County Superintendents Association, Monroe County Positive Action Network and Monroe County Community College. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Download the flyer.


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Make a Difference – Volunteer!

The peace and joy within the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse are palpable and freely shared by the sisters with volunteers, staff,…

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Then and Now

The IHM Sisters have impacted the lives of thousands of people through the years. Many of those they’ve touched want…

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