In all things we give thanks to God for you!

You give us cause for rejoicing!


Month of All Saints and All Souls

IHM Patron: St. Andrew

IHM Virtue: Recollection and Silence

Scripture: "Jesus went up the mountain

to pray"

(Matthew 14:23).

"To be saints is not a privilege for a few, but a vocation for everyone." Pope Francis

"Winter is an etching

Spring a watercolor

Summer an oil painting and

Autumn a mosaic of them all."

Stanley Horowitz


We offer praise, love and thanksgiving to our God of Boundless Love,

as we celebrate the 178th anniversary of our founding!

Rev. Louis Florent Gillet

Mother Theresa Maxis, IHM

In 1845, Father Louis Gillet encouraged Mother Theresa Maxis to leave Baltimore and travel to Michigan to serve the French-speaking immigrants. With imagination and courage, Theresa, along with our other first IHM sisters, embraced the mission and the IHM sisters never looked back!

Mother Theresa's Story

Sister Teresa Ballisty, IHM,

Principal of Saints Philip and James School - Exton, PA, was named as a recipient of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership for 2023 by the United States Secretary of Education, Miguel A. Cardona.


Sister Teresa is one of nine school leaders from the 2023 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program who will be honored with the award during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

Congratulations and best wishes, Sister Teresa!



Everyone wants it! Everyone needs it!

Giving Tuesday: November 28th

Our IHM Center for Literacy in Philadelphia and

IHM Family Literacy Center in Coatesville are

counting on this annual support! Please help!

Mark your calendar!

Online giving begins Monday, November 20th.


November and December Programs


Conference day: "A workshop on Grieving"

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Presenter: S. Jeannine O'Kane, IHM

9:30AM - 2:30PM

Stipend: $40 includes Continental Breakfast, Mass, Lunch

"The Gift and Grace of Spiritual Direction: An Information Session"

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Presenter: S. Rose Adams, IHM

9:30AM - 12:00 Noon

Stipend: $20 includes refreshments only


Conference day: "Advent Stillness: In Praise of Doing Nothing"

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Presenter: S. Marie Gipprich, IHM

9:30AM - 2:30PM

Stipend: $40 includes Continental Breakfast, Mass, Lunch

Movie with Meaning: "The Nativity Story"

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

1:00PM (Lunch at 12:00 noon)

Stipend: $25

Carol Night at the Mansion

"Lessons and Carols"

Wednesday, December 13, 2023


N.B. Registrations are underway.

(Number is limited)

To register for these and other programs go to or call the number listed above.

Plan for a day or more of spiritual renewal at
Villa Maria by the Sea Retreat Center
101 111th Street + Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

Programs at Villa Maria by the Sea Retreat Center

November / December

To Register for Retreats

Women of the Gospels: Their Message For Us Today

Friday, November 17, 4:00PM to

Sunday, November 19, 12:00PM

Presenter: S. Marie Gipprich, IHM


The Gift You Have Received

Give as a Gift

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

8:00AM to 2:30PM

Presenter: S. Mariann Guiniven, IHM

$60.00 -- Lunch included

Private/Directed Retreat

Friday, December 15, 4:00PM to

Sunday, December 17, 1:30PM

Spiritual Directors: S. Ruth Bolarte, IHM

& S.Barbara Cook, IHM

$200 -- Silent Retreat

$240 - Directed Retreat (limited to 10 people)

For more information or to register, visit

Contact person. Sister Emily Rebalsky




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 /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 610-647-2160 x1931

IHMs "reach out" to Haiti in 1992!

Following the 1992, Tri–IHM (Monroe, MI, Scranton, PA, and Immaculata, PA) commemoration of the 100th

anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa Maxis, it seemed timely and imperative to accept Haiti and her people as the outreach project for the 1995 Tri-IHM Sesquicentennial celebration (150th Anniversary of the

IHM founding) .

The primary purpose of Haiti Outreach centered on providing financial support to an indigenous Haitian congregation of women religious involved in the field of education. The Little Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (psst) were chosen. They are the first indigenous congregation of women religious in Haiti.

Source: IHM Immaculata Archives 

(Each month, we will continue to highlight some aspect of our Haitian outreach,)

Mother Theresa Maxis (IHM Foundress)

was of Haitian descent.


Our love for God is expressed in our love for our neighbor. Based on Scripture, our Catholic tradition teaches us that love of neighbor is two pronged. It expresses itself in charity and in social action. This is often referred to as the “Two Feet of Love in Action.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have produced the following video to help us more clearly see that our love for our neighbor must wed charitable action to social action if we are going to be effective disciples of Jesus.

Left foot, right foot

We often refer to these “two feet” as “charity” and “justice.” Here is a simple definition of each. Charity addresses an immediate need. You may have noticed the corporal works of mercy which were featured in the video. “Justice” identifies the root causes of the problem that created the need and seeks to find solutions to these problems by supporting changes to institutions or to political structures.

In a nutshell: Two Feet - Charity and Social Justice

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Sister Mary Elizabeth Maguire 11.5.23

(S. Elizabeth Maureen)

Sister M. John Joseph Schuyler 11.2.23

Sister M. Patricia Ann Wolfe 10.26.23

(S. Mark Marie)

Sister Maureen James Lilly 10.20.23

Sister Ann Marie Harrison 10.5.23

(S. Gerald Mary)

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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.

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