We Welcome Our Newest Associate!

On Friday, Jan. 10, Patricia Chargot, of Ann Arbor, Mich., celebrated her commitment as an IHM Associate with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM). The ceremony took place in the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse Chapel. Dorothy Diederichs, IHM, served as her vowed companion on the journey of preparation to become an IHM Associate.

Pat earned her bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College. She is committed to fighting hunger and homelessness, protecting Mother Nature and promoting sustainability. She volunteers in the kitchen of the Robert J. Delonis Center, Ann Arbor’s homeless shelter, and at the winter warm-up center at St. Mary Student Parish. She is a water monitor for the Huron River Watershed Council and writes for the Friends of the Detroit River newsletter and recently became involved with A2 Zero, Ann Arbor’s Climate Action Plan to achieve citywide carbon-neutrality by 2030.  Pat is a freelance writer and a retired reporter for the Detroit Free Press; she also worked for the China Daily, in Beijing, and the Inter’l Herald Tribune, in Paris.  She attends St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor.

While maintaining their own lifestyles, IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing on prayer, community and ministry.