Sisters of the Humility of Mary


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


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, and West Virginia.

Latest News

December 2, 20212021 Fall Voice Cover
Fall HM Voice Now Available Online.
The Fall issue of the HM Voice is now available on our Publications page or click the cover to read our latest news.








November 5, 2021

Campus Renovation Updates. Interior and exterior renovations continue as Visitation Hall is transformed into an assisted living facility. Check out the latest updates on our Campus Renovation Updates page.


October 28, 2021Seated headshot of Sister Susan Gauntner
In Memoriam.
Sr. Susan Gauntner entered eternal life on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. You can read her tribute on our In Memoriam page.







October 18, 2021
Campus Renovation Updates.
The memory garden is fit to bursting with all the new plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers that have been planted since the beginning of the month. Check out the latest update on our Campus Renovation Updates page.


October 1, 2021
Campus Renovation Updates.
The memory garden is finally getting its greenery! Planting began this week and has transformed the space already. Be sure to check out the latest on our Campus Renovation Updates page.


September 27, 2021
Letter Sent to President Biden.
In a letter sent today to President Biden the Sisters of the Humility of Mary ask him "to implement immigration policies that uphold the human right to seek asylum and return our country to a beacon of hope for all immigrants and migrants." Read the entirety of the letter here. Thank you to our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) team for initiating this action.


September 13, 2021Bohn,Marie2014-crop
In Memoriam.
Sr. Marie Bohn entered eternal life on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. You can read her tribute on our In Memoriam page. Services and burial will be private as Villa Maria Community Center remains closed to visitors. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.





September 8, 2021Barker,Debbie
In Memoriam.
Sr. Deborah "Debbie" Barker entered eternal life on Monday, September 6, 2021. You can read her tribute on our In Memoriam page.