Humility is Truth. Honesty. Strength.
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The Congregation of the Humility of Mary, is a contemporary religious community of women based in Davenport, Iowa. Like the woman in the gospel who lights a lamp to search for lost treasure, we seek the will of the Spirit in the signs of the times. Motivated by compassion and justice, we give ourselves wholeheartedly wherever the needs are greatest. We invite you to explore these pages and learn more about our community: how we live, what we believe, our spirit and gifts - and what it means to search and serve in the 21st century. -The Sisters of Humility

Until further notice, except for pertinent deliveries, no visitors will be admitted to Humility of Mary Center and all public masses at the Humility of Mary Center are canceled. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will open its doors August 1st! Check our calendar for in person and on-line retreats!

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Sister Irene Munoz has worked to bring about change—particularly in the lives of immigrant and migrant women. Her mission is and always has been to show them that their voices and their lives are important and worth fighting for. Sister Irene was featured in the 2018 book “Amazing Iowa Women,” an illustrated guide to some of Iowa’s most extraordinary women. In March 2020, she received the Barbara Boatwright Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emerge Iowa DAWN awards. In August 2020, the USA TODAY Network recognized Sister Irene as one of 10 Women of the Century from the state of Iowa

A Nun's Pocket, CHM Blog - We have crisis stacked upon crisis right now: a pandemic, recession, and eviction crisis; a homeland on fire or flooded, exacerbated by climate change; and a reckoning on racial injustice. When I look back, I see a long journey to this point. Fifty years ago, I participated in the very first Earth Day. Thirty years ago, I was involved in starting a housing program here in Davenport for people in precarious situations. In 1987, I participated in a march to end homelessness in ten years. The good news is that we can come out of this stronger—if we rid ourselves of us vs. them thinking and recognize we are in this together. To adjust Franklin Delano Roosevelts’ famous phrase: The only thing we have to fear is fear of one another.

Indeed, I consider the sufferings of the present to be nothing compared with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:18