Founders' Day

The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were founded on November 10, 1845 in Monroe, Michigan by Sr. Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM and Fr. Louis Florent Gillet, CSsR.

As we look forward to Marywood University’s Centennial in 2015, select one or more of the following to honor our IHM foundations and legacy.

  • Visit the Sisters of IHM website.
  • Stop by the display outside the Main Dining room on Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11.
  • Celebrate Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. on November 10.
  • Enjoy Chartwell's special IHM Founders' Day dessert station in the Main Dining Room, Monday, November 11.
  • Join the Sisters for a prayer service at the IHM Center on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Discover how Gillet Lane, Morgan Road, Conway Circle, Maxis Lane, and the other roads on campus are related to the IHM foundations of Marywood University.
  • Say a prayer in gratitude for the IHM Sisters who had the vision to found Marywood.
  • Ask an IHM Sister about her life.
  • Get involved in the Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family program by November 12.
  • Participate in the Christmas Giving Tree program
  • Strive for excellence in your work!
  • Participate in the Veterans’ Day events on campus, Monday, November 11.
  • Do something that models "living responsibly in an interdependent world."
  • Take a virtual tour and learn about the Rotunda murals.
  • Study and apply one of the themes of Catholic social teaching.
  • Invite someone to join you for Mass, adoration, or a service activity.