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The IHM Center Turns 60!

In May of 2022, the IHM Center will be 60 years old! The dedication of the novitiate building occurred on May 30, 1962. As we remember this event and the life that has blossomed over these years from this building, a committee is planning a simple celebration. We need your help in finding photographs which tell the story of the life of this place!

Do you have photos? Do your friends and family have photos that were taken at events at the novitiate, the Generalate, the IHM Center? Please search your treasures! Send us the photos with your name, names of people pictured, the event, the date. We will return the photos to you. If you are able to send high resolution digital photos, please do so. Send photos by March 1, 2022, to Archives, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 or

Thank you for your help. In the words of Sister Michel Keenan, author of the book, History of the IHM Center (1962-2019), “The history of the IHM Center is wrapped in the vibrancy of all the lifegiving activities which describe the IHM congregation’s past, present, and future.”

Groundbreaking ceremony, May 20 1960
   Novitiate, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary - dedicated May 30 1962

Novices, dressed as brides of Christ- 
reception ceremony
Novices praying in the chapel