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. 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.

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