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Blog Archive 2020


CHM Sisters Turn 97

October 25, 2020   |   Pat Rothamel

Born in Great Falls, Montana on October 10, 1923 Virginia Bartholome had two brothers. A little over a month later, on November 23, Rosalia Riedel was born in Milford, Ohio. She had five brothers and...

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Overcoming Crises Together

October 10, 2020   |   Mary Ann Vogel

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...

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CHM Jubilee 2020

September 10, 2020   |   Lisa Martin

The Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) announces the 2020 Jubilees of the following members and an associate of the CHM congregation. On August 30, 2020 the congregation had a private Mass of...

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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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In Your ways are peace; May we all hasten to follow Your call to become peacemakers in the here and now.

Jane Deren