HM Statement on the Trial of Derek Chauvin
April 22, 2021
God of Truth,
We join the many in our country at the announcement of a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.
We know that a guilty verdict will not restore George Floyd’s life.
We hope that the just verdict will be a powerful impetus forward in our country’s healing
God of Compassion,
May the Floyd family and all victims of unjust violence be comforted in their incalculable grief.
Unite our country in Your love and help us come together as one.
God of Justice,
We know that this verdict is just the beginning of our work to end systemic racism and violence.
We, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, commit to continue using our voice for peace and justice and working to eradicate all traces of racism.
Coronavirus Precautions Continue at Villa Maria Community Center
The HM Leadership Team continues to monitor the information about COVID-19 according to protocols suggested by the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state and local agencies.
The Villa Maria Campus is 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, resumed some small group programming in early September 2020. Please visit vmesc.org for more details.
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