OSP IHM Timeline

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1963 "Our thoughts of union of our three congregations were first expressed in a letter to our three superiors general, Mother Anna Maria, Mother Maria Pacis, and Mother Beata, on November 9, 1963. The responses were prompt and indicated enthusiasm for the idea. Strangely enough they bore the same date, November 14, 1963." - Sr. M. Felicitas (Scranton)
  1964 The process of organization began when the first meeting of the planning group, two members from each congregation, met at Atlantic City on April 3 and 4, 1964, following the NCEA convention.
1964 The first meeting of the executive council with the planning board was held on August 26 and 27, 1964, at our Lady of Grace, Manhasset, NY.
1965 The Immaculate Heart of Mary Education Conference
First Biennial Institute - August 19-21 at Marywood, Scranton, PA
Program - "The Sister in the School of Tomorrow."
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Second Biennial Institute - IHM Education Conference at Monroe
Photo of Mother Beata, Mother Maria Pacis, Mother Benedicta, Sr. Mary of Lourdes
Program - The Past is Prologue to Today's Meaning
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Third Biennial Institute of the IHM Education Conference at Immaculata, PA. August 18-21, 1970
Program - The IHMs in a Decade of Promise
Picture of Sr. Margaret Brennan (M), Sr. Mary of Lourdes (P), Cardinal Krol, Mother Claudia (P), Mother Beata (S)

1972 Fourth Biennial Institute of the IHM Education Conference at Scranton. August 16-18, 1972
Program - Valuing in Educaiton in panel sessions
Superiors General pictured: Mother M. Beata Wertz (S), Mother M. Claudia Honesberger (I), Mother Margaret Brennan (M). Executive Council Photo
1974 IHM Education Conference at Monroe postponed until 1976. Memo to IHM Sisters states two reasons: energy crisis and conference seeking new directions.
Tri-Community Task Force shown in photo.
1976 IHM Education Conference to be held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the International Eucharistic Conference, August 1, 1976, St. Peter's Church and Shrine of St. John Neumann.
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1980 IHMs Discuss Pooling Efforts at Meeting Held at Marywood, Scranton. Representatives of the three branches met in Scranton on May 10th to plan cooperative activities in celebration of the "Year of the Family."
1985 Tri-IHM Conference Assembly held at Marywood, Scranton
Program - A Lasting Apostleship-from Immigrant to Global Church
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Tri-IHM Sesquicentennial Assembly, Monroe, Michigan.

Additional Photos: Tri-IHM Sesquicentennial Photos


Tri-IHM Haiti Outreach Project
Delegations to Haiti: Immaculata, Monroe, Scranton
Tri-IHM Haiti Commitment

Oblate/Tri-IHM Haiti Outreach Project

2003 Tri-IHM/Oblate Racism Retreat. June 28 - July 3, 2003.
Liturgical Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Oblate Sisters of Providence
 Planning Committee for 2005 Gathering 2004 Oblate/Tri-IHM Planning Committee for the 2005 Committee
January 30-February 1, 2004 at Villa Maria House of Studies.

OSP IHM Gathering at Immaculata, PA

Fresh Eyes was a dramatization of a conversation in heaven between Mary Lange and Theresa Maxis.


OSP IHM Board of Directors

The OSP IHM Board of Directors meets yearly at one of the motherhouses.


OSP IHM Gathering in Scranton, PA

We're all looking forward to gathering to celebrate our shared heritage.