IHM Hermitages



Come to a Place of Beauty, Peace, and Prayer

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in a spirit of hospitality and simplicity, invite you to come apart and rest awhile to grow in friendship and union with God. Our hermitages are available for anyone desiring a place for solitude and deep prayer.

We offer the use of our hermitages, situated in an area of beauty, quiet and safety. Named for the founder of our community, we provide the Theresa Maxis Hermitages on the grounds of the IHM Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Each unit is comfortably furnished, heated/air conditioned and equipped with a bath, kitchenette (stove, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator) and twin bed. Bed linens and towels are provided.

Meals are not provided for retreatants. However, each hermitage is equipped with a small kitchen that allows those on retreat to prepare their own meals in solitude. 

Please be aware that transportation is not provided during your stay.

Eucharist is celebrated daily at the IHM Center chapel as well as on the Marywood University campus, adjacent to the Theresa Maxis Hermitages.


Directions to our Hermitages
Theresa Maxis Hermitages
IHM Center
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509


For reservations or information, please contact Sister Kate Clancy at:
570-963-2475 | clancyk@sistersofihm.org


Please call the above number for further information on suggested rates.