Orphan Train to Sisterhood

April 11, 2018   |   Lisa Martin

A little girl, born in the slums of New York in 1909, rides the Orphan Train west to Iowa where she is adopted into a loving home. She is taken to the church and dedicated to the Blessed Mother....

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My Global Ministry of Prayer

March 13, 2018   |   Irene Muñoz

The people I meet often project a prayer that I am in need of that day without their knowledge. We learn from each other in many ways unknown....

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Minister of Baby Hugs

February 8, 2018   |   Kathleen Hanley

Sr. Kathleen Hanley, CHM, is a minister of music in Billings, Montana. And now she adds minister of baby hugs to the list....

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Helping Homeless Veterans

January 5, 2018   |   Catherine Talarico

Anyone in Des Moines who is homeless or on the brink of homelessness can attend the event. And many have so far. The line to the last "Stand Down" was so long it wrapped around itself. Many...

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Journeys Ended, Journeys Begun

December 11, 2017   |   Kathleen Storms

Today, over six years since that first journey, I now will be taking my final ride down that lane to begin a new journey. Among my belongings will be a deeper awareness of God’s love and presence in...

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Face Your Fears, Respond with Love

December 4, 2017   |   Lynn Mousel

It is not always easy to speak the truth, but done well, it is the loving thing to do. Beginning right at home, I can strive to be a loving presence....

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Remembering our Deceased

November 10, 2017   |   Joyce Bieber

November is a special month for the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) as they dedicate this time of thanksgiving to remembering their own departed loved ones and also praying for all the...

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Prairie's Autumn, A Concert

October 11, 2017   |   Kathleen Storms

Linda, a frequent visitor to the Prairie, captures all the fall beauty in this poem......

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All of Life is Prayer

September 11, 2017   |   Margaretha Fitzgerald

Sister Greta Fitzgerald shares her life of prayer and how it has changed through the years....

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Feeling Close to Heaven

August 1, 2017   |   Donna Donovan

My most meaningful recent prayer experience took place on a helicopter ride to the hospital....

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Fisherman's Luck

July 10, 2017   |   Mary Rehmann

When he demonstrated his skill at bringing in a 2-lb. perch, the sisters were thrilled. In fact, the gentleman said the experience with the sisters and his "fisherman's luck" was...

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A Witness to Kindness

May 10, 2017   |   Kathleen Storms

When I stepped inside the salon I noticed that several of those waiting had a distinctive appearance about them. My nostrils registered smoke and sweat. I saw dirty clothing, frayed hems on jeans a...

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A Quilt of Prayers

April 10, 2017   |   Donna Schmitt

Because of recent science experiments concerning how energy moves thoughts, feelings and ideas, and present studies on love as an energy, such as God's love, it is with joy and peace I feel...

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Kindness: Get in the Habit

March 9, 2017   |   Lisa Martin

In a world where exclusion and violence increase, it is essential that hospitality, compassion and kindness be nurtured with ever greater commitment. The "Kindness" campaign is both a...

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Footsteps in the Neighborhood

February 10, 2017   |   Joann Kuebrich

I felt the pull to continue in the footsteps of Marilyn. In so doing I, along with other members of the CHM community, are assuring that the legacy of our congregation lives on in the neighborhood....

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Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Saint Augustine