The Gospel as well as our CHM mission mandate that we care for the least among us. As women of faith we feel called to speak publicly and act fearlessly in support of refugees forced to migrate from their home countries and/or immigrants seeking safety and a new life in these United States. To make that point, in 2017, the sisters issued the following statement on support for refugees and immigrants. (Click here to download/print the statement)

“As a community of women religious who were welcomed to the United States as immigrants we, Congregation of the Humility of Mary, support refugees and immigrants from all countries. For more than 150 years, we have ministered alongside refugees, immigrants, and migrants. As citizens of the United States, we recognize that our diverse cultures and nationalities are an integral part of our heritage and the foundation of our democracy. As members of the human family, we echo Pope Francis who reminds us that, “migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger, exploitation and the unjust distribution of the planet’s resources which are meant to be equitably shared by all.”  In response to the recent refugee ban, increased deportations, and anti-immigrant sentiments, we, Congregation of the Humility of Mary, commit ourselves to act with others on behalf of refugees, immigrants, and migrants by:

We, Congregation of the Humility of Mary, join with others in prayer as we call upon concerned citizens to advocate for immigration policies that continue to promote the United States as a beacon of hope for our diverse, global community.”

Some of the many ways CHMs are involved with these issues: