Sisters of the Humility of Mary


HM Statement in Response to Events in Washington, D.C.

January 8, 2021

As Sisters of the Humility of Mary, committed to Jesus’ mission of bringing more abundant life to our world, to non-violence and compassionate justice, and to courageously speaking the truth, we watched the events unfolding in our nation’s capital this week with deep sorrow, disappointment and horror. The divisions that exist in our country that perpetuate these kinds of actions are a great cause of concern.

Today we add our voice to that of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and many others in pledging to commit our energy to “helping to build a more perfect union.” We will work with others to proclaim the Gospel message of nonviolence, of hope and of peace during this time of great pain and division. We call on people of good will to join with us and to encourage our newly elected leadership to lead the way to a more united country.


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

Schmidt,RoseMaryApril 8, 2021
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.