- About OSP IHM
About OSP IHM
The Oblate Sisters of Providence of Baltimore, Maryland and the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan, Immaculata and Scranton, Pennsylvania, have come together to celebrate their common consecration, to remember their common roots, and to reaffirm the unanimity of the shared threads of their charism expressed in the uniqueness and diversity of the four Congregations.
From their founding in 1829 (Oblate Sisters of Providence) and in 1845 (Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), the sisters have committed themselves to the transformation of society in the spirit of St. Alphonsus as transmitted by their founders, Reverend James Hector Joubert, SS, Father Louis Florent Gillet, CSsR, Mary Lange, OSP, Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM, and all the Oblate and IHM women who have followed them down the years.
The sisters live a shared, simple life, grounded in contemplative reflection and apostolic activity. Enlivened by the inspiration of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, and in fidelity to their Redemptorist heritage, the sisters stand with Mary of the Magnificat in solidarity with the poor and in compassionate action on behalf of justice and peace. They teach, they minister, and they serve wherever the Church and People of God call for their generous response.