Scranton Mayor Visits IHM Center

Recently Scranton Mayor, Paige Cognetti was invited to the IHM Center for prayer, brunch, and some time of sharing with the IHM Leadership team and some members of the JPIC and EarthCARE Committees.

Ministry at the Border

In Texas and Reynosa, Mexico, the core group of sisters engage in direct service to asylum seekers who need temporary respite and help contacting their sponsors in the US.

We Have Not Forgotten

On the evening of 9/11 this year, dozens of police and firemen and women, and representatives from many faiths gathered to pray with community members in the Church of St. Mary's in Manhassett, New York.

Season of Creation Prayer

On the eve of September 1, IHM Sisters and friends gathered in the Friendship Garden to celebrate the beginning of the Season of Creation.

IHM and OSP Sisters Attend Installation Mass

IHM and OSP Sisters Attend Installation Mass at Villa Maria House of Studies in Malvern, PA

Become a Member of the Sacred Heart Guild

Sisters and Associates are invited to come and join the members of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Healing Racism in our Schools

Sisters in the three IHM Congregations and the Oblate Sisters of Providence were invited by the OSPIHM Healing Racism Committee to address issues of justice facing all Americans.

Sustaining the Mission in Peru

Sister Eileen Egan updates us on sustaining the mission in Peru.

Spanish Not Required

Sister Elizabeth DeMerchant recently spent two weeks aiding immigrants crossing the border into Texas

God is Good

Update on Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti

Why do I give to the Sisters?

Dr. Margaret McMenamin was asked recently, “Why do I give to the Sisters?” 

IHM Associates Help Celebrate Holy Week

Holy Week in Peru began with a crowd of young people, residents of the IHM House of Studies, some IHM Associates and parishioners meeting begin the Way of the Cross.


Sisters and Friends take action on Laudato Sí.

Sisters Honored by Scranton Saint Patrick’s Day Committee

The IHM Congregation was awarded the Saint Brigid Humanitarian Award at a dinner hosted by the parade committee.

Praying for Peace

February 24, 2022 marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine.

A Special Gift

Sister Ancilla Maloney joined a team of workers from APAINE to deliver gifts for some special young people in Peru.

IHM Vocation Stories

Read our vocation stories and enter into the hearts of the IHM Sisters of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

On the Road to Sainthood Donations

“On the Road to Sainthood” was the name given to the virtual walk-a-thon presented by the Oblate Sisters of Providence.

Founders Day Celebrated

Founders Day Celebration held on Thursday, November 10, 2022

Sicuani Celebrates

Anniversaries are BIG celebrations here in the Andes.

Porch Decorating for Christmas at OLP

We hope you find time to drive by and visit the OLP Village of Lights any evening from 4:30ish on! 

Catechesis in Sicuani

Sister Eileen came to Sicuani in 1992 and during that time, she realized the need for training programs for the dozens of catechists who were helping in the parishes in the villages spread across the Andes Mountains where there was no priest each Sunday.

IHM and SSC leadership teams recently gathered

The IHM and SSC leadership teams recently gathered in Chicago for a series of administrative meetings.

Painting of the IHM Center

A painting of the IHM Center that was created at the time of its construction 50 years ago was presented to the IHM Leadership team in August.

Little Sisters from Haiti Visit Scranton

From August 1-3, 2022, Sisters Denise Désil and Bernadette Nicolas of the Little Sisters of Ste. Thérèse, Haiti, came to visit at Our Lady of Peace.

New IHM Leadership Takes Office

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 the Installation Mass for members of our new IHM Leadership Team was held at the IHM Center in Scranton, PA.

OSP-IHM Collaborative Ministry at the US-Mexico Border

Sisters from the three IHM Congregations and the Oblate Sisters of Providence to minister in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

New Book Available by Sister Margaret Gannon, IHM

Pilgrim - Let Your Heart Be Bold Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM

by Sister Margaret Gannon, IHM

Signs of the Times in Sicuani

How does a child learn to read from classes dictated over a small cell phone in a remote Andean village in Perú?

The Killing Must End

LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

IHM Congregation Statement on Violence at US Capitol

IHM Congregation Statement on Violence at US Capitol

Prayer for Peace

Pray with us our Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

We Stand with Ukraine

We decry the invasion of Ukraine

The IHM Center Turns 60!

In May of 2022, the IHM Center will be 60 years old!

New Book by Sister Margaret Gannon

IHM Sister Margaret Gannon writes book about the life of Sister Kathleen Toner, IHM, who was the founder, inspiration, and leader of Samaritan House, in Brooklyn, NY.

130th Anniversary of Death

130th Anniversary of Death of IHM Foundress

Advent Brings Smiles and Joy in Sicuani, Peru

In early November the rates of Covid decreased in Sicuani, allowing activities organized by the IHM Sisters during the Advent season to explode!

3 Million Facebook Users Reached

The Sisters of IHM Facebook page has reached 3 million users!

We align ourselves with the spirit of Laudato Si

In 2015, Pope Francis published his encyclical letter, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.

Haiti and the Little Sisters of St. Therese

Update from the Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti

IHM 175th Anniversary Celebration Held

The virtual event celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was held on July 9-11, 2021.

Letter to Mother Theresa

Juneteenth 2021

Enthronement Guild Marks 75 Year Anniversary

The year 2020 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Enthronement Guild of the Sacred Heart in the Diocese of Scranton.

Read the latest issue of Journey

Sisters and friends write about the impact of change, transition, and transformation.

We Sisters of IHM Stand with Our Neighbors

We Sisters of IHM are deeply grieved by the continuous and increasing violence...

Remembering Our Motherhouse

Fifty years ago on February 21-22, 1971, the home we called our Motherhouse was completely destroyed by fire.

IHM Assists Some of the Most Vulnerable

For the past five years, my ministry has been at Hour Children in Queens, New York.

The History of the IHM Center Book Now Available

Now available for purchase on Amazon, "The History of the IHM Center Scranton, Pennsylvania: 1962-2019" by Sister Michel Keenan, IHM

Statement on the Sin of Racism in Our Time and Place

As IHM Sisters, we desire to be in the midst of the pain of our world. Surely, that is where we find ourselves standing as we bear witness to...

Welcoming Center and Land Restoration Dedication Held

After years of planning and commitment on the part of many sisters, friends, and professional advisors, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary dedicated the Welcoming Space at the IHM Center on Thursday evening, April 19, 2018.

Mother Maria Kaupas Documentary

Mother Maria Kaupas Documentary to Air on EWTN, January 6, 2021 5:30 p.m. ET.

IHM Support for Supreme Court DACA Decision

The Sisters of IHM express our gratitude to the Supreme Court for their courageous decision yesterday to block the Trump administration’s actions to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Prayer during a Pandemic

Join the Sisters of IHM in prayer during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Praying the Rosary for the World

IHM Sisters and friends gathered in the courtyards at Our Lady of Peace Residence on May 1, 2020 to pray the rosary for our world.

Sisters of IHM Engage Social Media Outreach

The IHM Leadership team has employed the help of Ryan Gates Gold, CEO of Go Bright Creative, a marketing agency that supports not-for-profit organizations with marketing, advertising, and social presence on the world wide web.

Sister Mindy Welding Interview

View Sister Mindy's interview with A Nun's Life Ministry

Statement on the Death Penalty

We are committed to act in solidarity with all God’s people and declare our opposition to the use of the death penalty as a means of punishment for human persons.

190th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Oblate Sisters of Providence

190th Anniversary Still Standing Under God's Mantle of Providence

Sensitizing Ourselves to Unconscious Racial

Forty-three members of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and the three IHM Congregations met at Mount Providence Motherhouse in Baltimore for the 2019 OSP IHM Healing Racism Workshop.

A Nun's Life Podcast with Sister Mindy Welding, IHM

Listen to a podcast at A Nuns Life with Sister Mindy Welding, IHM:

IHM Congregation Statement on the Sanctity of Life

We, Sisters of IHM, embrace our call to protect, nurture, and hold sacred all life, especially the most vulnerable in our beautiful yet wounded world...

In support of our sisters and brothers in Muslim communities in New Zealand and around the world

The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA, extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to the people of New Zealand.

Sisters of St. Casimir Celebrate 111th Anniversary

The Sisters of St. Casimir Celebrate their 111th Anniversary and the Blessing of Legacy Space on August 25, 2018.

Statement Opposing Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

We, Sisters of IHM, Scranton, PA, support the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ statement that separating children from their mothers and fathers at the United States/Mexico border is immoral. Recognizing the inherent dignity of every human being and protecting the integrity of families are fundamental tenets of our faith. They are foundational for a healthy and just society.

IHM Congregation Response to Immigration Ban

As Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, we are compelled by the Gospel and by our IHM legacy to declare our solidarity with those in need.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Peace Residence

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Our Lady of Peace Residence

Sister Michel Keenan Publishes History of Marian Convent

Sister Michel Keenan Publishes History of Marian Convent

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of IHM Presence in Sicuani, Peru

Twenty-five years to celebrate IHM presence in Sicuani, Peru—and we never knew the whole of it!

IHM Response to DACA Action

As Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, we follow the gospel call to cultivate a welcoming heart toward all people, especially those most vulnerable and in need among us.

IHM Leadership Team's Statements on Crisis with N. Korea and Racism

Love is more powerful than fear...

New Book Available by Sr Michel Keenan, IHM

Sister Michel Keenan recently published the story of St. Joseph’s/Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, PA.


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