Sisters of the Humility of Mary
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 our lives.
- HM Constitutions No. 3
Congratulations to our HM Sisters who rejoiced in 50 years of vowed religious life during the May 21 Jubilee celebration:
Sr. Paulette Kirschensteiner, Sr. Susan Klein, Sr. Denise Maher, Sr. Barbara O’Donnell and Sr. Carla Rutter. To view the photo gallery from the day, go to Photo Gallery under Media in the dropdown menu above.
Blessing of Fields. Sisters and staff members joined for the recent Blessing of the Fields at Villa Maria Community Center with Father George Balasko presiding. The intent of the annual ritual is best explained by a portion of the prayer from the blessing… All-holy Lord, you have commanded us to work the land and cultivate it. We pray that you will grant us an abundant harvest from our fields and orchards. Lord of the harvest, you placed the gifts of creation in our hands and called us to till the earth and make it fruitful. We ask your blessing on those who prepare and place these seedlings in the earth. May the care they show these seedlings remind us of your tender love for your people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Multitude of Major Superiors. Sr. Toby Lardie (third from left), pastoral leader, Sisters of the Humility of Mary, participated in the triennial Plenary Session of the UISG International Union of Superiors held in Rome. There were 870 major superiors in attendance. Sr. Toby's table group included sisters from India, Zambia, USA, Malaysia, Seychelles Island (east of Africa), and Australia.