University Communications

Sister Mary Henrich Joins Faculty of Immaculata University’s Theology Department

Sister Mary Henrich IHM, has joined the faculty of the Theology Department at Immaculata University as an instructor in Theology.
During her career, she has been involved with ministry in various aspects. Since 1996, she worked with adults in the Spiritual Direction program and spent 5 years helping run a summer ministry program with orphans in Ecuador. As an elementary school teacher, she has taught in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Hartford, CT, and Arlington, VA. She has served as principal of elementary schools in New Jersey, Florida, and Pennsylvania. As part of her ministry to adults, Sister Mary has facilitated events like the Evening of Reflection for Adults, Retreat Day Talks to Women and Parents, Spirituality Talks to Parents, Old Testament classes for adults, and RCIA talks on prayer. She has also helped direct retreats at Villa Maria By-The-Sea, Stone Harbor, NJ.
Sister Mary received her BA degree in Theology from Immaculata University and earned her first MA degree in English from Villanova University and her second MA degree from Creighton University in Christian Spirituality and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. To further her education in her field, Sister Mary has taken Scripture and Moral Theology courses at St. Charles Seminary, Formative Spirituality courses at Duquesne University, and Educational Leadership courses at Florida International University.
Over the years, Sister Mary has been a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Spiritual Directors, Advisory Board for Marist Columbus High School in Florida, Spiritual Directors at St. Rose in Miami, Florida, and chairperson of the Middle States Visiting Teams to Elementary Schools in Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Language Arts Committee for both the Diocese of Hartford and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Sr. Mary comments that, "I enjoy teaching at Immaculata, I have found faculty and students welcoming, interested in teaching and learning and I hope to guide the students in making connections and applications of the course work in their lives."
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.