Pandemic Life Inside a Care Facility

July 20, 2020   |   Lisa Martin

Two CHM Sisters share Covid stories on how life has been at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center located in Johnston, Iowa....

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Moving on Together

June 10, 2020   |   Mary Penelope Wink

Sr. Mary Penelope Wink, CHM, serves in Chiapas, Mexico, as a parish worker and psychotherapist. She reflects on her personal experience during the pandemic, "Another thing that is clear to me is...

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Imagine the Sweetness

April 13, 2020   |   Lynn Mousel

I can’t imagine the sweetness and rejoicing when we are able to be together again. Experiencing a slower pace of life is an opportunity to live in a more contemplative manner, which is certainly a...

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Common Purpose for Our Common Home

February 11, 2020   |   M Johanna Rickl

I am a Catholic religious sister, and my faith keeps me hopeful that we will regain our sense of togetherness. I have come to see that climate change, which has been one of our more polarized issues,...

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Public Defense for Immigrants

September 27, 2019   |   Lisa Martin

The only solution to this problem is to create a nation wide public defender program funded by the government like the system of legal representation for indigent criminal defendants....

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Blessed, Broken, Given

September 3, 2019   |   Lynn Mousel

We are all called to do something, no matter who or where we are....

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Prayer with a Beat

July 9, 2019   |   Lisa Martin

CHM Associate Kathleen Collins brings her drums to Humility of Mary Center where sisters join in a drum circle sending prayers up with the beat....

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Seeing with Awe and Wonder

June 10, 2019   |   Marcia Eckerman

The morning was full of excitement as the veterans looked forward to the day's events and the sharing of their experiences serving our country. As a member of the photo club it was an honor to...

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Time Talents Treasure

May 9, 2019   |   Lisa Martin

CHM sisters are known for sharing their time, talents and treasure with communities in which they live. Have you ever wondered how this sharing extends into their own biological families?...

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Treasuring the CHM Associate Relationship

April 9, 2019   |   Maria Clare Delsing

The impact of the CHM Associate Program is the deepening of special relationships with both the associates and sisters. The many friends I have made I consider as my second family....

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Listen Up with Your Heart

February 8, 2019   |   Lisa Martin

Listen Up with Your Heart! To celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW), March 8-14, 2019, area Catholic Sisters and Davenport's African American Council for the Arts are producing three...

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Busy Student Retreats

January 9, 2019   |   Lynn Mousel

Sisters have been involved with busy student retreats for a number of years, and I feel blessed to continue the tradition....

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Saving Land for the Future

December 10, 2018   |   Lisa Martin

The retreat center property has always been a focus of the sisters to protect, restore and care for the land. To that end, not long after the Land Ethic was adopted, the CHMS decided to dedicate about...

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The St. Vincent Connection

November 14, 2018   |   Lisa Martin

November marks the anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of St. Vincents Center in 1897....

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Homeless with Rewards

October 11, 2018   |   Mary Ann Vogel

A poem written by a homeless person gives insight into a hard life, yet one filled with rewards...

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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