Prayer for Peace

Pray with us our Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

We Stand with Ukraine

We decry the invasion of Ukraine

Florida Associates Join Service Project

The associates from St. Petersburg, Florida decided to do a joint service project, collecting for Pinellas Hope, a home for the homeless.

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!

Deck the Halls and the Porches!

With the holidays approaching, we have been trying to be creative and bring cheer to our senior sisters, especially those at OLP. In listening to their stories and memories of Christmas, many speak of riding around and looking at Christmas decorations, especially Christmas lights! They talk about how they miss the sights of the bright lights and wish they could see them again.

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...

National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week will be celebrated on March 8 – 12, 2021. 

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.

IHM Congregation Statement on violence at US Capitol


With our neighbors around the world, we, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, watched in horror as scenes of violence, hatred, and disregard for life and property unfolded in the area of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. We decry the divisive rhetoric and attitudes which contributed to this tragedy. We grieve the wounding of a nation’s soul and the attempts to fracture its sometimes fragile democracy.

As we continue to pray for a peaceful transfer of power, and peace for all, we call on both our leaders and our citizens to revisit and embrace the founding dream of a more perfect union. May we come together as agents of healing who work towards the fullness of justice and the well-being of all people, without exception, in the days ahead.

January—A Month for Going Home

January was a very significant month for Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin. It was the month for going home—three times.

Mother Maria Kaupas Documentary

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

Entering into Advent

“While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:6-7

News From Peru

Harvest and Planting Time in Sicuani, Peru

Weaving Cultures—Entrelazando Culturas

Four IHM Sisters participated in the fourth and final session of Weaving Cultures—Entrelazando Culturas, from September 8-10, 2020.

Sisters Undertake Restoration of Stations of the Cross

In July of 1988, a set of 15 symbolic outdoor Stations of the Cross were carved in wood by Sister Ave Maria Foley in memory of her mother Anna.

IHM Associates Minister in Sicuani during Pandemic

Our associates in Peru have adapted their approach to ministry as they continue to work closely with Sisters Eileen Egan and Ancilla Maloney in Sicuani.

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.

Friends of the Poor's Camp Connections

Friends of the Poor and Keystone College are bringing young students, together in Camp Connections.

New at Photos by Jan

During the past four months the “Studio Store” at the IHM Center has created a new “Terrace Gallery” found in the hallways outside the studio.

Happy Independence Day, South Korea!

August 15th is the day that South Korea celebrates its independence!

Update on the Little Sisters of St. Therese in Haiti

by Sister Eileen Coleman, IHM

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.

Thank You to Our Health Care Workers and Essential Personnel

Sisters and friends gathered outside Our Lady of Peace Residence with handmade signs to thank all the essential personnel working during the pandemic.

Friends of the Poor Provide Assistance

Update on the new day-to-day activities at Friends of the Poor in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Summer in Sicuani

When the folks in the southern hemisphere experience summer, it includes mainly the months of January, February and March.

Update from Peru

Holy Week and Beyond in the Andes of Peru

Thou Shall Cover Thy Face

That was the edict and the IHM Production Team gathered and began the task of the "Face Mask Creations."

Tending the Earth is Healing

Sisters Donna Korba and Kate Clancy plant a trees that are a part of the IHM 175th anniversary celebration.

Remembering Our IHM Sister Angela Miller

The Sisters of IHM are deeply grieved at the horrific and heartbreaking situation which took the lives of our Sister Angela Miller, her sister, Rose Smith, our employee at the IHM Center for seventeen years, and her son, Alan on April 28, 2018. On Sunday, May 20, 2018 a memorial prayer was held for Sister Angela Miller, IHM and her sister, Rosemary Smith at the IHM Center in Scranton. 

Sister Mindy Welding Interview

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

Christmas in the Andes

by Ancilla Maloney, IHM

Protesting Inhumane Treatment

IHM Sisters join more that 400 justice seekers to protest the inhumane treatment and detention of children and families at the U.S. southern border.

Sister Liz McGill Received into IHM Novitiate

Liz McGill was received into the IHM Novitiate at a ceremony held at the IHM Center on September 8, 2019.

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.

The IHM Mission in Sicuani is Rooted in Love

The IHM mission in Sicuani is rooted in unconditional love. Sisters Ancilla, Eileen and Norma beautifully display unconditional love to everyone they encounter.

IHM Direction Statement 2018 – 2022

We, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, rooted in God and the Gospel...

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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