|909 North Monroe Street|
Postal Code: 48162
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The beginnings of the order came about in 1845 shortly after Rev Louis Florent Gillet C.Ss.R., arrived in Monroe MI to become the pastor of St Mary Parish. Fr Gillet found that Monroe had no school for the daughters of the descendants of French Canadians, most of whom were Catholic. Fr Gillet petitioned the local bishop, Rev Peter Paul Lefevere, Bishop of Detroit, for a religious order to assume teaching duties. The bishop declined, so Fr Gillet invited three women; Mother Marie Theresa Duchemin, Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin, Charlotte Schaaf (Sr Mary Ann), and Theresa Renauld (Sr Mary Celestine);to form a new religious congregation, which would become known as the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Motherhouse is still located in Monroe MI. The IHM Sisters of Monroe are interred at St Marys Cemetery located within their property. However to visit the burial grounds, you must enter through St Joseph Cemetery at 909 N Monroe St, Monroe MI and is located on the back side of the cemetery. St Joseph Cemetery maintains the sisters' burial grounds (St Mary Cemetery). If there are any questions on where a IHM Sister is interred, they may be asked at the office in St Joseph Cemetery.
Phone: (734) 241-1411