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IHM Sisters

Since 1957, Bishop O'Connell High School has been blessed with the guidance and presence of a community of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) who live and work at the school. Today, our Assistant Principal for Academics, Sister Catherine Hill, is not only an IHM Sister, but also a 1966 graduate of O'Connell. Other Sisters continue to serve on the faculty in the religion, social studies, mathematics and science departments.

Click here to visit the IHM website for more information on their work locally and globally.


Remembering Sister Maureen Christopher - Jan. 22, 2015

Faculty Members Visit Camilla Hall - June 25, 2013
Checking in with our retired IHM Sisters.

Honoring Our IHM Sisters - Dec. 7, 2012
A special community gathering to celebrate with our IHM Sisters as they renew their vows.

Fundraising for Camilla Hall
The Sisters graciously ask for our assistance as they embark upon the renovation of Camilla Hall, the residence on the campus of Immaculata University that cares for the sick and aging Sisters. Many Sisters who have served Bishop O’Connell over the years have been given special, compassionate care by their Congregation while residing in Camilla Hall. We continue to be grateful for their dedicated lives as religious women engaged in the apostolate of Catholic education. Find out more on the IHM site above.

Sister Tracey Featured in Arlington Catholic Herald - Oct. 18, 2012
In August, Sister Tracey renewed her vows that she made as a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Remembering Sister Joanne - Oct. 8, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that the Bishop O'Connell community announces the passing of Sister Mary Joanne McKelvey, I.H.M., who faithfully served O'Connell students for 50 years as the school librarian.

 Have you heard about the "Mighty Macs"?

The Mighty Macs is a movie which opened in local theaters in October 2011, and is now available on DVD. It's based on the inspiring true story of the 1970s-era women's basketball team from Immaculata College (now Immaculata University - home of our I.H.M. sisters!). The movie opened to great reviews and is fit for the whole family. It's Rudy and Hoosiers all in one! See a trailer and find out more at www.themightymacs.com.


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