Welcome new associates!
Hildelisa Avila López and her husband, Jesús Valentin Alaniz Quintanilla, both of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, recently celebrated their associate commitments. Carmen Armenta, IHM, served as their vowed companion. Hildelisa is active in her parish, Perpetuo Socorro (Perpetual Relief), ministering in adult catechesis, prayer workshops and in human rights activities. Valentin is also active in the parish, ministering to baptismal candidates, catechesis, adult catechumenate and in human rights activities.
Carol Grady of Royal Oak, Mich., celebrated her commitment. Monica Stuhlreyer, IHM, served as her vowed companion. Carol earned her bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit; a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto; and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. She ministered with Catholic Social Services in Mt. Clemens, Mich., for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and with SOKA Services as a clinical social worker. She currently serves as a volunteer in the Imaging Center of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and offers editing services.
Chuck VanVleet of Maybee Mich., celebrated his commitment in the IHM Motherhouse Chapel. Carolyn Campbell, IHM, served as his vowed companion. Chuck holds a diploma from the Toledo School of Practical Nursing. He retired from the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, where he served as clinical care manager of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics. He currently volunteers with the IHM Sisters as a member of the AIDS Committee and with visitor and Chapel transportation. He is a member of Rosary Cathedral Parish in Toledo.
While maintaining their own lifestyles, IHM Associates choose to covenant with the Monroe IHM Sisters for a specific and renewable period of time, focusing especially on prayer, community and ministry.