Talk:Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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This combines a number of congregations[edit]

There are a number of congregations of "Immaculate Heart Sisters" in the USA. Unfortunately, these are all mixed up in Wikipedia -- the links often go to the wrong place.


In the 1840's, Louis Florent Gillet and Marie Theresa Maxis Duchemin founded the IHM Sisters. Today, there are three orders descended from this original order:

  • Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Headquarters: Monroe, Michigan. Website: [1]


An unrelated community with a very similar name, based in California:


Another community based in Arizona:

  • Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Founded 1868, arrived in Arizona 1917. School: Immaculate Heart High School (Oro, Arizona). The school's website is here [] but I can't find the order's website, so I am unsure if they are connected to any of the above orders.


And one more, based in the Philippines:

  • I'm uncertain of the exact name. In Spanish the initials are I.C.M.; the full name may translate as Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Schools: St. Joseph's School - Pandacan.


Finally, the website of the Monroe IHM's claims they are connected to the first American order of African-American nuns:


The Big Question. Should all of these be covered on this one page? Should all the ones called "Immaculate Heart" be on this page, and the rest have separate pages? Or should each order have a separate page? — Lawrence King (talk) 00:03, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, different order should be covered in different articles, even if they have similar names. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 19:04, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Incorrect information about foundress[edit]

This article about the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in its HISTORY section, refers to Mother Marie Theresa Duchemin being co-foundress with her companion Mother Theresa Maxis. These two names are one in the same person, according to the congregation's history (1845-1967) written by Mother Maria Alma Ryan. Mary Maxis(later Mother Mary Theresa Maxis) left Baltimore to go to Detroit to help start the order. In Baltimore, she was practically raised in French culture and was known secularly by the French name Almaide Duchemin. In Detroit, the first postulant to enter the new congregation was a woman named Therese Renauld, who took the name Sister Mary Celestine. Perhaps she is the companion that the article is referring to. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Outtathesem (talkcontribs) 23:58, 26 July 2010 (UTC)