Sisters of the Humility of Mary


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


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

June 11, 2021
Villa Maria Farm Greenhouse Closes for Season.
The Villa Maria Farm Greenhouse closed for the season on June 4. Thank you for your patronage!

Campus Renovation Updates.
Are you following along as Visitation Hall is transformed into a licensed assisted living facility? Interior renovations have begun! Check out the latest updates on our Campus Renovation Updates page.


June 2, 2021BourquinDolores
In Memoriam. Sr. Dolores Bourquin entered eternal life on Monday, May 31. Services and burial will be private as Villa Maria Community Center continues to be closed to guests due to the pandemic. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. You can read her tribute on our In Memoriam page.

 


May 25, 2021MilestonesSpring2021coverSummerVoice2021Cover
Latest Editions of The HM Voice and Milestones Now Available. The Summer Voice and Spring Milestones are now available on our website. Catch up on our latest news or go back and re-read some favorite stories from previous editions on our Publications page.
 


May 19, 2021Hoover,Mary cropped version
In Memoriam.
Sr. Mary Hoover entered eternal life on Tuesday, May 18. Services and burial will be private as Villa Maria Community Center is still closed due to the pandemic. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. You can read her tribute on our In Memoriam page.





May 11, 2021
Campus Renovations Underway.
Change is in the air at Villa Maria! Visitation Hall is undergoing renovations to become a licensed assisted living facility. Learn more and track the project's progress on our Campus Renovation Updates page.


May 3, 2021
Villa Maria Farm Greenhouse Opens for Season.
The Villa Maria Farm Greenhouse is open for the spring greenhouse season, and all vegetable and herb starts are now certified organic. Please note that customers will be required to wear a face covering and observe proper physical distancing protocols as posted. The greenhouse is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to see what's available.


April 27, 2021
Latest Congregational Statement.
We have recently issued a statement on the Derek Chauvin trail. It can be found above or on our Justice & Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) page. Other public statements can also be found on the JPIC page
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April 8, 2021Schmidt,RoseMary
In Memoriam.
Sr. Rose Mary Schmidt entered eternal life on Wednesday, April 7. Services and burial will be private as Villa Maria Community Center is still closed due to the pandemic. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. You can read her tribute on our In Memoriam page.






March 14, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
We wrap up our celebration of Catholic Sisters Week 2021 today by featuring Sr. Mary Ann Spangler and her ministry in spiritual direction for young adults. We hope you've enjoyed learning a little more about some of the ways we bring more abundant life to God's people. Read more on our Catholic Sisters Week 2021 page.


March 13, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
Sr. Cathy McConnell's work as a pastoral associate at Sacred Heart Parish in Lorain, Ohio, is in the spotlight today. Read more here.



March 12, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
Today we highlight Sr. Judy Dohner, who currently serves at Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee, Florida, where she works with the local Haitian population and helps meet the needs of all those seeking assistance. Read more on our Catholic Sisters Week 2021 page.


March 11, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
Sr. Pat Fesler is in the spotlight today as we continue our celebration of Catholic Sisters Week. Sr. Pat is a grief support specialist at a local funeral home where she walks with families through the death of their loved ones. Read more here.


March 10, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
Sr. Anne Victory and her service with the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking in Cleveland, Ohio are in the spotlight today. Read more on the Catholic Sisters Week 2021 page


March 9, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
Today we highlight Sr. Carolyn Capuano and her ministry at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital (formerly Mercy Medical Center) in Canton, Ohio. Read more on our Catholic Sisters Week 2021 page.


March 8, 2021
Catholic Sisters Week 2021.
Happy International Women's Day! Today kicks off our celebration of Catholic Sisters Week 2021. We will be featuring a different sister story each day through March 14 on our social media and website. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check back daily to read about how we live our mission of bringing more abundant life to God's people, especially the poor. All the stories will be collected in our Media section on the Catholic Sisters Week 2021 page. Today's ministry spotlight is on Sr. Millie Ely and her service at Mercy Health in Youngstown, Ohio.



Victory,AnneJanuary 22, 2021
Sister Featured on "A Nun's Life" Podcast.
Sr. Anne Victory was recently featured on "A Nun's Life" podcast where she spoke extensively about her work with the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking. You can check it out below.