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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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Advent Reflections

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary invite you to join our Sisterhood of faith as we ready our hearts and make way for the joy of Christ’s birth this Advent.

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The Overflowing Migatory River

Read a reflection by Sister Elvia Yoland Mata, IHM, who lives at our inter-congregational house in Texas and ministers to asylum seekers who need temporary respite.

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The IHM Leadership Council denounces violence in Israel and Gaza

In this time of immense sorrow and conflict, we, the IHM Sisters, stand united in prayer and compassion for the people of Israel and Gaza.

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Christmas Tribute Tree

The Christmas season is a time to celebrate and remember someone special in your life. By making a gift to the Christmas Tribute Tree, you can celebrate the birth of a child or grandchild, recognize the accomplishment of a loved one or commemorate the passing of a beloved friend or a family member. You may […]

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Retirement Appeal

Each year, the IHM congregation faces growing financial challenges for retirement and skilled health care. The continually increasing costs of daily living have been met by careful use of our sisters’ earnings, Social Security and the IHM Retirement Fund. However, this does not cover all retirement expenses for our sisters. The support of our friends […]

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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

Wednesday, December 6, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stop Plastic Pollution

Protect Our Environment Stop Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental issue affecting our planet. Join us for an informative event aimed at raising awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic on our environment. Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 pm Maxis Community Room 610 W. Elm Street, Monroe, MI 48162 Speaker Jeff […]

Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, January 7, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Habits Transformed

For many of today’s IHM Sisters, their faith journeys that began in youth have seen them through decades of service and times of unprecedented change. As we mark 178 years since the founding of the IHM Congregation, come share the memories of our sisters’ years of formation, ministry and necessary adaptation to better serve the […]

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.