Humility Sisters Elect New Leaders

May 4, 2017   |   Lisa Martin

The plan will allow us to focus on the CHM mission and the pastoral aspects of leadership responsibilities. As we move forward into the mystery of the future, we call to mind these words of Isaiah 43:19: ‘Behold, I am doing something new! Do you not perceive it?’ These certainly are interesting times with interesting challenges.”

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Science and faith a natural fit for climate change marchers

April 27, 2017   |   Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans

When you think about women religious, the word "science" may not be the first to spring to mind. After all, faith and science are often portrayed as opposites, allegiance to one suggesting a betrayal of the other ... Sr. Kathleen Storm's, director of Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat said, "Much of our water is polluted by runoff from the fields, and the rivers end up in the Mississippi, so water has ended up being one of our main issues." . Both the Congregation of the Humility of Mary and her own congregation are passionate about climate care, she says.

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Kindness. Get in the Habit

March 3, 2017   |   #CatholicSisters

“Kindness: Get in the Habit” — was created to counter the continued divisiveness seen throughout the country. It will be shared on billboards, in movie theater ads, through social media posts and in Catholic school classrooms. Sister Johanna Rickl, president of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport, adds, “In a world where exclusion and violence increase, it is essential that hospitality, compassion and kindness be nurtured with ever greater commitment.”

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February CHM Spirt - Events, Retreats and Sisters Stories...

February 16, 2017   |   Lisa Martin

Sr. Bea Snyder and Sr. Joann Kuebrich share stories about helping the community. Two wonderful events and many new retreats. Check it out!

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Trump has inspired growing oposition

February 3, 2017   |   NCR Editorial Staff

If there is a silver lining in any of the frenetic activity of Trump's first days as president, it is that he has inspired, as he never intended nor probably foresaw, a coalescing of opposition activism missing from Hillary Clinton's failed campaign.

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Women Religious Express Deep Concern about Executive Orders

January 31, 2017   |   LCWR

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply disturbed by many of President Trump’s recent executive orders. His misplaced priorities and denigration of the values that form the bedrock of this nation, threaten us all.

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100 days of prayer

January 23, 2017   |   Sisters of St. Joseph

Together with Sisters of St. Joseph all over the country, we offer you the calendar called "100 Days of Prayer.” The idea is to say and reflect on a daily prayer during the new presidential administration’s first 100 days in office. The content encourages unity and reconciliation and offers support to people who may be vulnerable to policy changes. The prayers are short - only about 12 words long - so that they easily fit into a square on a calendar and your daily prayers.

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Attacking Trafficking

January 12, 2017   |   Sr. Mary Ann Vogel, CHM

Attacking Trafficking, a faith based group in Davenport, Iowa, is having a prayer service Sunday, February 5, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, starting at 2 p.m. Kelley Markey from Dorothy's House in Des Moines will be the featured speaker for this event. National Human Trafficking Day was January 11 and the feast day of ​St. Josephine Bakhita​ is February 8. Read more to find a calendar that has daily prayers through February 8.

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Lissie's Luv Yums Gourmet Dog Biscuits Provide a Helping Hand for Humans

January 4, 2017   |   Julianne Dellorso

Lissie's Luv Yums in Great Falls uses Treasure State ingredients to create gourmet dog biscuits for four-legged friends. But as MTN's Julianne Dellorso reports in this week's Montana Made, it provides a helping hand for humans, as well.

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Coffee, Clothing comfort homeless in winter.

December 2, 2016   |   Lindsay Steele

“Everybody deserves a cup of coffee, no matter where they are in life. Especially when the weather gets cold; people rely on it,”

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A lifeline for religious: Retirement Fund for Religious collection is Dec. 10-11

December 1, 2016   |   By Barb Arland-Fye - The Catholic Messenger

Sister Margaretha Fitzgerald, CHM, takes comfort knowing that when she’s ready to retire money from the Retirement Fund for Religious will help her to make ends meet.

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The CHM Spirit - an e-newsletter

November 10, 2016   |   Lisa Martin

The November 2016 CHM Spirit gives you a look at a special month of prayer plus upcoming retreats and events. BONUS: a link to the latest edition of The Flame. See it here first!

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Our Lady of the Prairie collaborates with God's Creation

August 4, 2016   |   Barb Arland-Fye - The Catholic Messenger

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat center collaborates with God's Creation - a sacred space putting mercy Into motion. "Part of our mission is to provide hospitality," Sr. Kathleen Storms said. Whether visitors to The Prairie are participating in one of the scheduled retreats or a self guided one, "all listen to where the Spirit is calling."

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Sisters of Humility note Jubilee anniversaries

June 11, 2016   |   Deirdre Cox Baker/Quad City Times

Seven members and one associate of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary will be honored for their years of service.

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I was a Refugee and You Welcomed Me - billboards

June 1, 2016   |   The Catholic Messenger

Ten communities of Midwest Catholic sisters are calling on citizens, President Barack Obama, and federal, state and local politicians to work together to welcome refugees.

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