Sisters of the Humility of Mary


Coronavirus Precautions Implemented at Villa Maria Community Center

The HM Leadership Team has been closely monitoring the information about COVID-19 and has decided to implement precautionary measures at Villa Maria Community Center as suggested by the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state and local agencies.

To that effect, the Villa Maria Campus will be closed to all guests until further notice in order to protect the health and well-being of our sister residents. Included in the closure are all areas of the main building: Magnificat Chapel, the sisters’ living spaces, the dining room, meeting rooms, and the swimming pool. Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (VMESC), located on the Villa Maria Campus, has also cancelled all programs, retreats, and hosted groups until after Easter.

This closure was effective March 12, 2020.

There are no current cases of COVID-19 at the Villa.

We appreciate your kind understanding and your help in keeping our sisters healthy, and we hope to see you back at the Villa once the risks have passed.

For more information on COVID-19, please see the CDC guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


We share in Jesus’ mission of bringing more abundant life to God’s people, especially to those who are poor, by announcing the liberating message of the gospel and by the witness of our lives.

- HM Constitutions No. 3

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We are a group of women religious dedicated to works of peacemaking, justice and care for Earth through education, health care, social service and pastoral ministry. We currently serve in Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Haiti.

Latest News

March 19, 2020Sr. Julie Demchak
In Memoriam.
Sr. Julie Demchak entered eternal life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Visit our In Memoriam page to read her tribute. Due to the current situation regarding gatherings in church, her burial has taken place in the Sisters’ Cemetery at Villa Maria. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.




March 13, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020.
Thank you for celebrating with us this week! As we wind down Catholic Sisters Week, we shine a spotlight on Sr. Mary Slattery who wears a lot of hats in her ministries! She is a Service Coordinator with Humility of Mary Housing; one half of the HM Membership Team in the HM Vocation & Formation office; and a co-facilitator of the HM Sisters’ Just One Year (JOY) and One More Year (OMY) programs. Learn more on our Catholic Sisters Week page. #sistersofhm #villamariapa


March 12, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020.
Sr. Clara Chandler is in the spotlight today. Sr. Clara is part of Sister Services in the Villa Transportation Office. After retiring from active ministry, she decided to offer her winter weather driving experience to meet the needs of the Villa Sisters. Learn more on our Catholic Sisters Week page. #sistersofhm #villamariapa


March 11, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020.
We continue our celebration of Catholic Sisters Week by focusing on Sr. Margaret Ebin. Sr. Margaret volunteers at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Hospital Youngstown where she visits with patients to offer them comfort. She also volunteers to spend time with the sisters in the healthcare unit at the Villa. Learn more on our Catholic Sisters Week page. #sistersofhm #villamariapa


March 10, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020.
Sr. Susanne Gill is part of the HM Prayer Ministry and prays daily for the intentions of those on her list. She is recently retired from parish ministry and discerning where to focus her next volunteer effort. Learn more on our Catholic Sisters Week page. #sistersofhm #villamariapa


March 9, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020. 
Today we spotlight Sr. Barbara Herrmann as part of our celebration of Catholic Sisters Week.Sr. Barbara serves with Sister Services in the Villa Transportation Office and uses her years of driving experience to make the lives of the Villa Sisters a little easier. She also volunteers in the Villa Finance Office. Learn more on our Catholic Sisters Week page. #sistersofhm #villamariapa


March 8, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020.
Happy International Women's Day! We kick off Catholic Sisters Week 2020 with our first ministry story--Sr. Carla Rutter. Her volunteer service keeps her busy at Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman, Ohio, and the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. Learn more on our Catholic Sisters Week page. #sistersofhm #villamariapa


March 3, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week 2020. Be sure to check out our Facebook March 8-14 during Catholic Sisters Week 2020. We will be celebrating the week by featuring sisters and their ministries each day. All featured sister ministry stories will appear on our Catholic Sisters Week page. Don't forget to check it out beginning March 8!