IHM Patron: St. Joseph

IHM Virtue: Love of the Cross

Scripture: "Anyone who will come after Me must take up the cross and follow Me." (Matt 16:24).

"When you come before the Lord, talk to Him if you can. If you can't, just stay there, let yourself be seen. Don't try too hard to do anything else." St. Francis de Sales

The Desert

Father, You called your Son

Into the desert.

Such loneliness must have

Been difficult for Him.

Yet, He went beyond the

Towns and villages

To be alone with You.

I too, Lord must go to my

Desert place

To learn that loneliness

Is distancing.

Here is where I find that

"Love" abides,

In the silent stillness of

My heart.

I stop, listen, ponder

And learn,

That You God are the


That only in Your solitude

Can I find "Love,"

Only in Your "Love,"

Can I find peace.

Sr. Regina Fidelis Colavechio, IHM


Letter from the Director of the Conference Center

Lent is alot like . . .

MARCH 2024

Taize Prayer (Prayer Around the Cross)

Tuesdays: March 12 and 19

7:00 - 8:00PM

Stipend: Donation

"The Way of the Cross: A Lenten Pilgrimage"

Thursdays: March 14, 21

Presenter: Sister Clare D'Auria, OSF

9:30AM - 12:00 Noon

Stipend $20 includes refreshments


"Afternoon Irish Tea at the Mansion"

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

1:00 - 2:30PM

Good will offering benefits Sisters at the Border

GUEST SPEAKER: Sister Joan Rychalsky, IHM

(Sister will share her experiences at the Border)

Numbers are limited

Registration is underway.

APRIL 2024

"Learning How to Pray with Our Experiences"

Mondays, April 8,15,22,29

Presenter: Sister Rose Adams, IHM

9:30AM - 12:00 Noon

Stipend: $20 includes refreshments

Movie with Meaning: "The Hiding Place"

Wednesday, April 10

1:00PM (lunch at 12:00 Noon)

Stipend: $25

Conference Day: "Mary Ways through Grandparenting Days"

Tuesday, April 16

Presenter: Sister Patricia McCormack, IHM

9:30AM - 2:30PM

Stipend: $40 includes breakfast, Mass, lunch

MAY 2024

Movie with Meaning: "Miss Potter"

Wednesday, May 8

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

Stipend: $25

Conference Day: Many Spiritualities -- One God"

Tuesday, Mary 14

Presenter: Sister Rose Adams, IHM

9:30AM - 2:30 PM

Stipend: $40 includes breakfast, Mass, lunch

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

March 2024

God's Transformative Love: Moving into the Heart of What Matters Most (Flyer)

March 19 ---- 8:45AM - 2:30PM

Presenter: Sr. Virginia Nolan, IHM

The day includes Mass and lunch -- $60.00

Private Day of Prayer

April 10 ---- 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Enjoy a day with the Lord on your own! Lunch provided.

For more information or to register, visit

Contact person. Sister Emily Rebalsky



IHM Spirituality Center + 210 IHM Drive + Malvern, PA

The IHM spirituality Center on the grounds of Villa Maria House of Studies (IHM Motherhouse) in Malvern, PA is the ideal space for both personal and group retreats. We welcome groups up to 38 for overnight retreats and up to 100 for days of retreat or recollection.

For more information visit IHM Spirituality Center

or contact Sister Anne Marie Stegmaier, Director, at or 610-647-4136.

In addition to the beautiful grounds for walking and praying, there are two chapels, dining facilities, and a variety of gathering rooms. The Presentation Room with theater seating has state of the art technology.

IHM Sisters . . . on Mission

Winter Publication




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

March discernment retreat


1st Theme of Catholic Social Teaching: 

The Life and Dignity of Every Human Person                               

by Sister Joyce C. Bell, IHM

Catholic Social Teaching is derived from the belief that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God and therefore possesses an inherent dignity that makes each person’s life valuable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family. From the moment of conception to natural death, each person has a right to life consistent with this dignity that comes from God and not from any human quality or accomplishment. (adapted from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops\USCCB).

The 1st Theme of Catholic Social Teaching embraces this concept. It is the bedrock upon which each subsequent theme is built. Every time we ask the question: “Does this action uplift human life or degrade human life?” we are living Catholic Social Teaching. Every time we form an opinion of a policy or person based on this same question, we are informing our lives through Catholic Social Teaching. Every time we challenge a person’s words or a policy that is inconsistent with this belief, we are practicing Catholic Social Teaching. Issues such as abortion, the death penalty, immigration, poverty, racism, persons with disabilities, ageism and war, just to name a few, beg to be examined through the lens of the dignity of the human person. We may find we need further education and an adjustment in our faith perspective on one or more of these issues. This is a life-long faith journey.  

Welcome to the challenge of living our Catholic faith. Please view this video to learn more about Theme 1 of Catholic Social Teaching: The Life and Dignity of the Human Person

IHM Nun Run

Saturday, June 1, 2024

8:30 a.m. start time! 

Join us for our annual (11th year) IHM Nun Run, 5K run and 3K walk, both in person and virtual. Camilla Hall will once again be the start and finish line for the in-person event. Flyers and registration information will be available in April. 

We look forward to "Sprinting in the Spirit" with you!

There are cards for all occasions!
Check the website at Camilla Hall for card designs
and hours of operation
Phone: 484-321-5625 (5641)
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fullest bloom in giving.
Henri J. M. Nouwen
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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 . . . 

Sister Miriam George Kelly 2.13.24

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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them, O Lord!

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

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