Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


410 East Magee Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

Main Number: 520-886-4273

Vocation Director: 520-886-4273

Community Information

Provincial Superior:  Sister Alice Marie Martinez, I.H.M.

Vocation Director:  Sister Luisa Sanchez, I.H.M.
Vocation Phone:  520-886-4273


Dr. Joaquin Masmitja founded the congregation on July 1, 1848, in Olot, Spain. Attentive to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and to the needs of the Church, he conceived the idea of an institute with dual goals: that of converting sinners by means of prayer and sacrifice; and that of Christianizing society through catechesis and education.

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary feel called to share a desire of total consecration to Christ and to one another. We proclaim, in our simplicity, a happy and hospitable attitude. In prayer we find the Lord's strength which opens our hearts to our brothers and sisters. Mary, our Mother, has a very important place in our life and in our community. She is the center of our apostolate in education and pastoral ministry and the guide of our commitment.

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