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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 world
around them.

Opening reception
Thursday, Nov. 9
5:30-7 p.m.

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 and
admission, contact

IHM Motherhouse Gallery
610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, Mich.

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 Krcmarik
Recycling Specialist – Materials Management Division
MI Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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 on our own life’s journey. We will consider Howard Thurman’s prayer, “The Work of Christmas,” to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild nations, to bring peace among  people, to make music in the heart. Please join us for this Advent retreat that will include prayer, presentations, handouts for reflection and times of stillness with optional sharing.

Chris Koellhoffer, IHM – Scranton, PA is a writer, presenter and spiritual guide. Some of her writings
include collections of daily prayers for Advent and Lent, as well as her blog, “Mining the Now.” Sr.
Chris travels throughout the United States and Canada, offering retreats and presentations. Her
worldview has been profoundly shaped by many influences, including the arts, the power of story,
and people on the margins.

The retreat begins December 13 at 10:30 a.m. and continues until after Mass on December 17. It will be held at the IHM Motherhouse in the Maxis Community Room, 610 W. Elm Ave. Monroe MI 48162. The registration fee is $300.00 and will include lunch. The deadline to register is Nov. 27, 2023.  To register please email spirituality or phone 734-240-5494.  You can also register online here. Please indicate your dietary needs at the time of registration.

Reasonably priced overnight accommodations are available at River House and other nearby locations. Ask for assistance when registering.
Sunday, December 31 9:30 am - 4:30 pm New Year's Eve Retreat

New Year’s Eve Retreat
December 31

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,