OSP IHM is a union in sisterhood of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and the three congregations of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. As Catholic sisters, we share a common consecration and dedication to God, and we also share a common history and charism. OSP IHM is our story of faithfulness, mission, struggle, racism, separation, reconciliation, and the bonds of sisterhood.
The OSP IHM image of hands joined together symbolizes our coming together after years of separation and renewing our shared charism and celebrating our uniqueness and diversity. The plant symbolizes the growth of our four communities from a heritage rooted in the Catholic faith and in our foremothers Mary Lange, OSP, and Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM. Trusting in the Providence of God, we the daughters of Mary and the daughters of Theresa reach out to others through education, pastoral care, prayer, and systemic change to bring healing and reconciliation, especially around the dynamics of racism and oppression.