Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is an order of Roman Catholic women dedicated to educating others. Father Louis Florent Gillet founded the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe, Michigan, in 1845. In 1846, this order established the St. Mary Academy in Monroe. In 1920, the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary founded Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, to continue its education efforts.

While much of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary's work has been centered in Michigan, the order has sent missionaries and teachers to other parts of the United States, to Central America, and to Africa. In Ohio, by the 1930s, the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary had founded schools in Akron, Canton, and Lorain. Approximately fifty members of this order were teaching in these schools. Numerous Catholic women from Ohio also received their education at St. Mary Academy and at Marygrove College.

Today, the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary continues to educate young people. The order has schools and chapters in North America, Central America, and Africa and boasts over 650 members.

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