Welcome to our Home in Villa Maria, Pa.
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, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia and Haiti.
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 your lives. -HM Constitutions No. 3
Sr. Audrey Abbata, Eilis McCulloh Make the News: Click on the PDFs below to view the article which appeared in the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper featuring Sr. Audrey and Eilis.
Sisters say No to Fracking: The Sisters of the Humility of Mary and other landowners around them have been steadfast in their opposition to fracking. Most recently, they are adamantly trying to prevent Hilcorp Energy from proceeding with forced pooling that would enable drilling for mineral resources from land of those who refused to lease to them. Please click on the PDF below to view the brochure that outlines the reasons why the Sisters are against fracking on this sacred land that was entrusted to them 150 years ago. See also the very insightful reflection from Margaret Swedish, Community Days presenter, (NEWS page at left) on fracking and the industrial culture threatening the Earth.
Reflection from Anniversary Celebration at Villa Maria: Click on the PDF below to enjoy the reflection presented by Sr. Mary Pat Cook during the Liturgy in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in the United States.
Celebrating Sisters: This year, the Sisters of the Humility celebrate the blessings of the events of 1864, which brought the first sisters from France to America to embark on ministries that have touched countless lives. One of the regional celebrations to honor this 150th anniversary was held July 20, 2014, at Villa Maria. You can enjoy photos from the day by clicking on Photo Gallery at left.
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