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IHM History – Resources

A History of the IHM Motherhouse Chapel

Sister Mary Jo (Patrick Ellen) Maher, IHM, poured through the Motherhouse Chronicles and other documents within the IHM Archives to craft a thorough history of the beautiful Chapel.

Building Sisterhood

A feminist history of the IHM Sisters. As described in the foreword, “…It is about the power of individual women and the strength of their collective energies. It is about building and sustaining community.”

I Desire to be Everywhere

The biography of IHM Sisters’ co-founder, Redemptorist priest Louis Florent Gillet; written by Gilbert Enderle, CSsR, PhD

To order

These books – and more – are available through the IHM Gift Shop. Call 734-240-8308 or email

No Greater Service

Written by Sister Rosalita Kelly, IHM, this book offers a comprehensive history of the IHM congregation’s first 100 years. It is available for research purposes. Please contact the IHM Archives at 734-240-9695 or via email:  Archives