Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Main Number: 520-886-4273
Sr. Alice Marie Martinez, IHM
410 East Magee Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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.