September
IHM Patron: St. Matthew
IHM Virtue: Meekness and Humility of Heart
Scripture: "Learn of Me, for I am meek and humble of heart"
(Matthew 11:29).
What does it mean to be MEEK? Click here.
STATEMENT ON THE SACREDNESS OF LIFE

Society as a whole must respect, defend and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person's life.”
(Pope St. John Paul II - Evangelium Vitae)
 
We, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Immaculata, PA, aligned with Catholic Social Teaching, proclaim that human life is sacred, and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. We believe in the sanctity and dignity of every human life.

To foster the common good, we support initiatives that serve to strengthen a more consistent and comprehensive response to the morally based protection of human life at all stages from conception to natural death. We recognize the complexities of societal issues but believe in the possibilities to find effective means to enhance the dignity of the human person in all circumstances. This belief focuses on the multiple inadequacies in our society that diminish the value of human life.

In the spirit of the IHM Charism grace of creative hope, we will continue our prayers for unity in diversity based on the common moral good and to seek to find ways to support initiatives that address protecting the sacredness and dignity of human life at all its stages. 
Faces

Faces have seasons of their own
No need for calendar to record them.

Children's spring faces, bright with promise
shine with life's fresh newness.

Wiser grown, the fullness of summer
reveals itself in midlife's seasoned eyes.

John Donne caught it: "The grace, the richness
of one autumnal face."

Wintered faces hold life's treasury
of lined, weathered, gifted wisdom.

True, faces have their seasons
No calendar needed - only time.

Sister Maria Corona Crumback
Although our IHM Sisters in South America will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our arrival in Peru on December 12, 2022, our sisters in North America anticipated the celebration on August 27, 2022. Let us enjoy this fascinating story of such a miraculous and momentous endeavor! Click the Peruvian flag above to learn more about this amazing adventure. Click Blessings In Every Age to see "how we grew" in Peru.

Presentation to the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
The IHM Mission to Peru
 
Earlier this summer, it came to the attention of The Board of Managers of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, that 2022 is the 100th Anniversary of the IHM Mission to Peru. The Board has extended an invitation to the IHM Congregation to speak to this topic at an upcoming meeting.  Sister Annette M. Pelletier will present the history and impact of the IHM Mission in Perú to the American Catholic Historical Society on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; however, the presentation will be livestreamed. To register for the event CLICK HERE. 

You need to register if you are viewing via livestream.

Congratulations, Sister Annette, and thank you for sharing
the good news of our IHM Mission to Peru! 
A SPECIAL WELCOME TO MEGAN -- a future IHM!
On September 8, we joyfully welcome our
new postulant, Megan Capurso. 

Megan is the oldest child of Peter and Maureen Capurso of Mahopac, New York where Megan grew up. Megan has a younger brother, Tim.

Megan did her undergraduate studies at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry where she met her sponsor, Sister Laura Teresa Downing.

For the past four years, Megan has been living in Worcester, Massachusetts where she has worked at a Diocesan High School as Campus Minister and Theology teacher.

Please remember Megan and all of our sisters in formation in
your prayers.
IHM CONFERENCE CENTER
BRYN MAWR, PA

Connecting with Passionate Women: The Doctors of the Church
September 15, December 1, February 9, May 11

Connecting with Passionate Women, Part 1: St. Therese of Lisieux
Thursday, September 15, 2022 -- 9:30AM - 12:00Noon
Presenter: Sister Rose Adams, IHM
Stipend: $20 each session (includes refreshments only)

Conference Day: "Dancing with Life: Living From Our Abundance"
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 -- 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Presenter: Sister Mercedes Rojos, OSF
Stipend: $40 (includes breakfast, lunch and Mass)

OCTOBER

Movie with Meaning: "Miracles from Heaven
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 -- 10:00AM and 1:00PM
Stipend: $25 includes lunch (served at noon for both groups)

SPECIAL WEEKLY SERIES
"Pondering Paradox: Wisdom Women in the Gospel of Luke"
Thursdays, October 6,13, 20, and 27 -- 9:30AM - Noon
Presenter: Sister Clare D'Auria, OSF
Stipend: $20 each session (includes refreshments only)

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
IHM CONFERENCE/RETREAT CENTER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30. 2022
Mass - 2:00PM
LIGHT REFRESHMENT TO FOLLOW
Registration opens on September 15, 2022
call or email (information below)

NOVEMBER

Movie with Meaning: "The Zookeeper's Wife"
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 --10:00AM and 1:00PM
Stipend: $25 includes lunch (served at noon for both groups)

Conference Day: :"Aging with Wisdom and Grace"
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 -- 9:30AM -2:30PM
Presenter: Sister Jeannine O'Kane, IHM
Stipend: $40 (includes breakfast, lunch and Mass)

Advent Day of Reflections: "Let there Be Light in the Darkness"
Monday, November 28, 2022 -- 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Presenter: Sister Rose Adams, IHM
Stipend: $40 (includes breakfast, lunch and Mass)

Registration is required for each program.
Phone: 610-581-0120 or email Sister Marie at
ihmconferencecenter@gmail.com
Checks payable to IHM Conference Center



VOCATION DISCERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Come and See
Villa Maria House of Studies, Malvern, PA 19355


Online Discernment Opportunities
Any young woman interested in discerning a vocation to the IHM sisters should contact
S. Mary Ann Spaetti at ihmdiscern@gmail.com /610-647-2160 x1931

Virtual Vocation Presentations
Teachers, catechists, and youth group leaders who would like a virtual vocation presentation,
tour of the IHM Motherhouse, or vocation Q&A session with the IHM sisters should contact
S. Mary Ann Spaetti at ihmdiscern@gmail.com /610-647-2160 x1931
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT CAMILLA HALL!
First time ever-- CRAFT FAIR--Come and see!
Boscov's Friends Helping Friends

On Wednesday, October 18, 2022, Boscov's will open its stores prepared to give a 25% discount on almost all items to all those who have purchased a shopping pass from their favorite non-profit organization. Camilla Hall is a qualified non-profit and has on hand the shopping passes for that day. Friends may purchase the $5.00 shopping pass for the day at Camilla's swtichboard or by contacting S. Betty Bailey (215) 514-1476. The $5.00 is retained by Camilla Hall and the bargains go to the shoppers on October 18th. Mark you calendar now and being compiling your shopping list.
See you at Boscov's!

Completion is near at hand.
Signage is being readied. Soon our new Stone Harbor retreat house will have its name prominently displayed. Click the sign to see the construction cam.
Artist at work creating the Congregational seal. This commissioned window will be front and center at Villa Maria by the Sea.
SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT

Listen to the Voice of Creation is
the theme for this year's
Season of Creation
September 1 through October 4

Now listen to the voice of


Seven Goals of Laudato Si'

1. Cry of the Earth; 2. Cry of the Poor;
3. Ecological Economics 4. Adoption of Simple Lifestyles 5.Ecological Education; 6. Ecological Spirituality; 7. Community Engagement and Participatory Action
IHM SPIRITUAL TREASURY
There are cards for all occasions!
Check the website at Camilla Hall for card designs
and hours of operation
email: sptreasury@camillahall.org
Phone: 484-321-5625 (5641)
Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1576706 and Amazon donates to Camilla Hall Nursing Home.

AMAZONSMILE! Join the many online shoppers who are earning valuable dollars
for Camilla Hall by shopping online at smile.amazon.com. 
Just recently we received $251.78
When shopping, a percentage of your purchase will benefit our Powerhouse of Prayer,
Camilla Hall.  Click the logo above to get started.  
Afterwards always log on at smile.amazon.com
It's Safe, Simple, Successful!
"Our humanity comes to its
fullest bloom in giving.
Henri J. M. Nouwen
EVERY GIFT IS A GENEROUS GIFT! 
A Remembrance in Your Will / Estate Plans
is a significant and meaningful way to support 
IHM Ministries and Camilla Hall. 
Consider a planned gift and become a member of the
Alphonsus Ligouri Legacy Society.  
For more information
       contact us at . . . missionadv@ihmimm.org 

Sister Mary Louise E. Gallagher 8.25.22
(S. Marie Eloise)

Sister Mary Shaun Conroy 8.17.22

Sister Marie Peter Conboy 7.26.22

Sister M. Barbara J. Troutman 7.25.22
(S. M. Paul Catherine)

Sister M. Ann Coyle 6.30.22
(S. Marie Philip)

Sister Rosemary Maguire (6.22.22
(S. Marie Vianney)

Sister M. Frances Stevenson 6.15.22
(S. M. Frances Anne)
click the picture for obituaries
Our Mission: to radiate joyful service and promote Gospel values, offering compassion to all God's people through our mission to evangelize, to catechize, and to teach.

Office of IHM Mission Advancement
230 IHM Drive
Malvern, PA 19355

missionadv@ihmimm.org