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About Us

The Congregation of the Sisters,Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, was founded in Monroe, Michigan in 1845. A young Redemptorist priest, Father Louis Florent Gillet, steeped in the charism of his founder’s love for the abandoned poor asked to be sent to the mission of America. There he met Mother Theresa Maxis who was also discerning what the Holy Spirit desired of her.¬† Recent immigrants needed instruction in the Catholic Faith and the ability to receive the Sacraments. Father Gillet’s and Mother Theresa’s fidelity to God, the needs of His church, their own call to holiness is a fascinating history of God’s providential love for His people. We invite you to read more about our history and our 165 years of ministry. Look for the history of Camilla Hall under Ministries, too.


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