About Sister Marie Thérèse, M.I.C.M.

Sister Marie Therese was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During her high school years, she studied violin under Vadim Mazo at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. She joined the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1987, and made her final profession in 1990. For some twenty years, she studied various philosophical and theological disciplines under Brother Francis Maluf, M.I.C.M., Ph.D., the founder and father of Saint Benedict Center, Richmond. Having worked in Saint Benedict Center’s various educational and missionary apostolates for 14 years, Sister became sub-prioress in 2001, then Prioress in 2004, in which office she served until 2023. In addition, Sister Marie Thérèse has long taught at IHM School.


“Consideration is the heart of charity.”  This can be applied to how we treat our fellow man and also how we treat the Mysteries that God has revealed to us.  Another name for consideration in this case is meditation.