News, Statements & Inspiration

Save the Date-Our Common Home in Peril: Gathering for a Just and Sacred Future

August 17, 2022 | Posted in Events, News & Updates

Save the Date for a day of connection and conversation with organizations committed to building a more sustainable future guided by the goals of the Laudato Sí Action Platform. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Magnificat …


Villa Maria Farm Produce Market Open for Season

August 10, 2022 | Posted in News & Updates

The Villa Maria Farm Produce Market is now open for the season. Market hours are Wednesday, 12-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please note that appropriate social distancing behavior is always expected on the farm. The Villa Maria Farm …


Statement on Buffalo, NY Shooting

May 19, 2022 | Posted in Statements

We, Sisters of the Humility of Mary, “will use our voice for peace and justice and work to eradicate all traces of racism.” [HM Litany of Hope and Promise 2021]. We cry out in anger and sadness as we witness …


In Memoriam-Sister Dolores Strah

April 23, 2022 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Dolores Strah, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Christina Rose, SND, died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, Ohio. Date of Birth: July 31, 1933 │ Age: 88 Place of Birth: Euclid, Ohio Sister Dolores …


Statement on Ukraine

February 22, 2022 | Posted in Statements

As Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Associates and Covenant Companions, we have committed ourselves to be “faithful to the message and mission of the Gospel and the words of Jesus” who commanded us to love one another. As we …


In Memoriam-Sister Marie Veres

December 23, 2021 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Marie Veres, H.M., formerly Sister M. Mercedes, died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Villa Maria Community Center. Date of Birth: September 10, 1938 │ Age: 83 Place of Birth: Medina, Ohio Gentleness and kindness personified Sister Marie Veres who …


In Memoriam-Sister Alma Siffrin

December 10, 2021 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Alma Siffrin, H.M., formerly Sister Anna Rita, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Villa Maria Community Center. Date of Birth: May 22, 1925 │ Age: 96 Place of Birth: Massillon, Ohio Sister Alma Siffrin’s life of dedication and faithfulness …


In Memoriam-Sister Susan Gauntner

October 27, 2021 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Susan Gauntner, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Blaise, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Villa Maria Community Center. Date of Birth: January 29, 1938 │ Age: 83 Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio A true model of the humility of Mary, …


In Memoriam-Sister Marie Bohn

September 8, 2021 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Marie Bohn, H.M., formerly Sister Mary Claude, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Villa Maria Community Center. Date of Birth: October 9, 1929 │ Age: 91 Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio Sr. Marie generously dedicated herself in active ministry …


In Memoriam-Sister Deborah Barker

September 6, 2021 | Posted in In Memoriam

Sister Deborah “Debbie” Barker, H.M., of Parma, Ohio, died Monday, September 6, 2021 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Date of Birth: January 13, 1957 │ Age: 64 Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio Sr. Debbie ministered as a dedicated elementary teacher …