We want the Monroe campus to become a living laboratory for sustainable learning.

The vision was born from the 1999 Monroe Campus Long Range Master Plan discernment process. At that time, social and spiritual needs were calling for personal conversion and structural change; our IHM resources were changing and attention on our land, buildings and energies was needed.

It became the guide in planning the IHM Motherhouse renovation and campus reconfiguration and was the result of an intensive planning process with substantial involvement from the IHM community.

Our commitment also directs us in other significant decisions such as:

  • pursuing licensure for the IHM Health Care Center
  • partnering with DTE to install the solar array in the old ball field behind the Motherhouse
  • transferring care of 120 acres of land to La-Z-Boy for a new corporate headquarters and negotiating for the preservation of the oak savannah for future generations
  • seeking uses for St. Mary Center, including low-income housing
In… this we are conscious of our commitment to stand with… the poor and oppressed, our interconnectedness with all of creation and our desire for transformation.”
- Prayer for Sustainable Living, by Patricia (Elizabeth Seton) Glaab, IHM