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Deep Faith. Courageous Spirit.
Action for Justice.

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, are Catholic women drawn together in community and bound together in faith. Urged by the love of God, we respond to the pressing needs of our time as we pursue justice, peace and a sustainable way of life. Remaining faithful to our roots, we continue to educate and serve in a variety of ways.

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River Raisin ritual

For our celebration of the Season of Creation, we chose to honor our nearest natural resource, the River Raisin. We sang blessings and prayed for the sustainability of this natural resource.

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Save the Date

The Theresa Maxis Award recognizes community leaders who embody the values and vision of the IHM community. On October 26, we will honor Father Tim MCcabe, SJ.

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Season of Creation 2023

The Season of Creation is celebrated through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. You are invited to join the IHM Sisters, Associates and IHM Senior Living Community in prayer and in action for our common home.

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OSP-IHM Border community update

How are the OSP-IHM sisters, associates and friends responding to the plight of migrants from our own backyard?

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Our journey continues

Saint Therese will take over ownership and management of
IHM Senior Living Community and campus on July 1, 2023.

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Livestreaming Available

We welcome the public to join us for Liturgy at the Motherhouse Chapel.
Our Liturgies are also Livestreamed if you would like to watch from home.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 18 - Sunday, November 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All beings confluence

All Beings Confluence is an interactive community project in which an entire space is filled with sheer fabric panels, hung closely together. Each is an image of a living Being, created by numerous individuals. No single Being is seen without seeing others through or adjacent to it– a strong metaphor for interdependence and self-organization of […]

Monday, October 9 - Monday, October 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Heartful Journey

A Creative Process into Peace and Joy Mondays in Oct. 2023 Oct: 9, 16, 23, 30 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. River House IHM Spirituality Center 805 W. Elm Avenue Monroe, MI We were created to flourish, but often our lives lack the peace, joy, wonder and meaning that is intended for us. Each week, […]

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all crafters

Maxis Community Room 610 West Elm Avenue Monroe, Michigan 48162 Free Entry, Complimentary Cider and Donuts Tables available for $25 registrant fee To sign up for a table and register please call 734-240-8230 or email  

Saturday, October 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Teresa of Avila, the Writer

Teresa of Avila, the Writer October 21, 9:30am-12:30pm Our presenter will be Julie Vieira, IHM. Teresa of Avila is well known as a medieval Carmelite nun, saint, mystic, reformer and doctor of the church. Her life and wisdom have inspired many within and beyond the church. Yet what was she like as a writer? How […]

Saturday, October 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mary Magdalene: History and Tradition

Mary Magdalene October 28, 9:30am-12:30pm Annemarie S. Kidder, PhD, IHM Associate, is our presenter. Mary Magdalene is central in the resurrection stories of the Gospels.  As the “apostle to the apostles,” she is the first to announce Jesus’ resurrection to the disciples.  She is part of Jesus’ inner circle.  And she seems to rival Peter in her […]

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Musings over Mugs

Come over on Saturday morning Over a cup of coffee or tea, women explore the graces and challenges of their lives as seen through the eyes of faith.   Visitation Spirituality Center – 7227 Lahser Road – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4047 – (248)433-0950, –

Saturday, November 11, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Gratitude is more than a day.

Gratitude is More than a Day November 11 9:30am-12:30pm Join with Janet Schaeffler, OP, as we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday   Visitation Spirituality Center – 7227 Lahser Road – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4047 – (248)433-0950, –

Monday, November 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The reality of grief

Living everyday with loss It’s difficult to live with grief. Yet, we know that if we do not face grief, we will not be able heal and find joy again. But how do we welcome grief? Once we experience the loss of a loved one, the grief never really goes away. However, it can change. […]

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Musings over Mugs

Over a cup of coffee or tea, women explore the graces and challenges of their lives as seen through the eyes of faith. Marie Miller, IHM, facilitator   Visitation Spirituality Center – 7227 Lahser Road – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4047 – (248)433-0950 –

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Advent: Waiting with Mary

Advent: Waiting with Mary December 9, 9:30am-12:30pm Kathie Budesky, IHM, is our presenter. Visitation Spirituality Center – 7227 Lahser Road – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4047 – (248)433-0950, –

Wednesday, December 13 - Sunday, December 17, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Pilgrimage of the Heart: An Advent Retreat

Have you ever been on a pilgrimage of your heart? Mary and Joseph, the Magi, the angels, the shepherds, even the star have. In every part of the story that leads to the birth of Jesus, there is both physical movement and a pilgrimage of the heart. This four-day retreat will invite us to reflect […]

Sunday, December 31, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

New Year’s Eve Retreat

New Year’s Eve Retreat December 31 9:30am-4:30pm Join us for this long-standing Visitation tradition. Retreat facilitators are Fran Daly, SJ, and Kathie Budesky, IHM   Visitation Spirituality Center – 7227 Lahser Road – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4047 – (248)433-0950, –

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Featured Content

IHM Senior Living Community

IHM Senior Living Community (IHM SLC) is a sponsored ministry of the IHM Sisters and is housed within the IHM Motherhouse. The area’s only Life Plan Community, we provide complete accommodations for aging with grace—that means independent living with the confidence that if more advanced support is ever needed, it can be provided onsite.

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We’re Hiring!

IHM Senior Living Community is currently looking for CENAs, NAs, LPNs and RNs! Full-time and part-time positions are available. We are also looking for a Receptionist, Maintenance Technician, Housekeepers, Activity Aide, Transport Assistant and an Accountant.

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Spirituality Centers

The IHM community has Spirituality Centers in Monroe, Riverview and Bloomfield Hills Michigan. Each provides an atmosphere of respect to all persons who are engaged in the quest for God. A variety of programs are offered to assist in transformational learning and spiritual growth as well as retreat opportunities and spiritual direction,

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Published quarterly, highlighting news and events of the IHM Sisters as well as offering articles for reflection and contemplation. It is available by subscription or online.

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Banquet and Conference Facility

Our banquet and conference center is located on the Motherhouse campus and offers businesses, schools, organizations and families a place to gather for a variety of purposes.  Whether it’s for a conference, reunion, wedding or special banquet, our events team will help you coordinate your event from start to finish.

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IHM Altar Bread Ministry

The IHM Sisters became a distributor of altar bread products in September 2017, when the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix transferred this long-time ministry to the IHMs. We felt honored to be asked to continue the Altar Bread Ministry and are grateful to the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix for entrusting this ministry to us.

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Joining the Mission

We live the redeeming mission of Jesus in a variety of ways as sisters (vowed members) and as associates (men and women who make a non-vowed commitment to share in the life and ministry of the community).

Give, Donate, Support

IHM Sisters are in this together – with each other, and with you. We invite you to consider new ways to get involved. Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Michigan, is a 501(c) (3) organization.