ICE-impacted families will open presents sealed with love

December 20, 2018   |   Barb Arland-Fye

Sister Mary Bea Snyder, CHM, one of Monday’s gift-bearers, displays cookies and other edible creations — melting snowmen, reindeer cupcakes, Rice Krispies wreaths – that she and her friends prepared and packaged — 32 plastic containers in all. Sr. Bea also purchased 45 gifts for the immigrants’ children, with donations from the Humility of Mary Sisters of Davenport, associates, friends and others.

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Shelter for Homeless Will Remain

December 6, 2018   |   Alma Gaul

After some scrambling, the groups came up with a solution to carry through this winter: The King's Harvest emergency shelter will remain open...

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Irene Munoz: Amazing Labor Activist

November 1, 2018   |   Lisa Martin

“Amazing Iowa Women”‒an A-Z illustrated guide to some of Iowa’s most extraordinary women. The book features one of our own,Sr. Irene Muñoz, CHM, an amazing labor activist.

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Humility Homes and Services 10th Anniversary

October 8, 2018   |   Barb Arland-Fye

But the Congregation of the Humility of Mary's faith in God, coupled with a collaborative effort that bordered on the miraculous, gave the shelter and its guests a new lease on life. On Sept. 21, Humility Homes and Services celebrated the 10th anniversary at the shelter previously known as Humility of Mary Shelter before its merger with Humility of Mary Housing this year.

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Spirit of the Prairie Fundraiser

August 23, 2018   |   Lisa Martin

Spirit of the Prairie will feature locally raised and prepared food, local wine and beer, live music by the Barley House Band, and a silent auction. Walking and golf cart tours of the retreat center and grounds will also be available. You will visit the “Cosmic Walk,” labyrinth, Way of the Cross, prairie trails, nature pond and gardens.

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Agencies merge to create Humility Homes and Services Inc.

July 15, 2018   |   Jennifer DeWitt

As of July 1, Humility of Mary Housing Inc. and its sister organization Humility of Mary Shelter Inc. have merged into Humility Homes & Services Inc. The combined organization retains all its transitional and supportive housing services, homelessness prevention programs, and an emergency shelter in Davenport.

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CHMs Adopt Immigration Action

July 5, 2018   |   Lisa Martin

Sister Mary Ann Vogel, CHM president, said, “The CHM mission is to work for justice within the human family. It was only right that at this moment in time, at the CHM Assembly, we should adopt the ‘CHM Action Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ which calls for a halt to immoral policies and practices. What does love your neighbor as yourself mean? Certainly not separating parents and their children.”

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2018 CHM Jubilee

July 2, 2018   |   Times Staff

Sisters of Humility celebrate Jubilee 2018

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Sister Cecelia Celebrates 100 Years

June 11, 2018   |   Times Staff

Sr. Cecelia Vandeberg celebrates 100 years - The Congregation of the Humility of Mary will celebrate the 100th birthday of Sr. Cecelia Vandeberg, CHM, on June 26.

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Housing and Shelter Programs to Merge

May 10, 2018   |   Barb Arland-Fye

The Humility Sisters “will continue to enlighten our work with their call for us to be a community, ‘working within the human family and caring for earth itself,’” wrote Sr. Rickl and Harvey. “Based on that calling, our Housing First philosophy is grounded in the ‘radical acceptance’ of the inherent worth of every person. Our vision for community will be fulfilled when every person in the Quad Cities has a place to call home.”

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Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Tool Drive

February 21, 2018   |   Sister Marcia Eckerman, CHM

​Ready for Spring Cleaning? Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat (OLPR) is starting a “tool drive” to supply our maintenance workshop. Todd Seifert, the Property Manager at OLPR states “I am making a plea for tools as a first step in building a solid, functioning maintenance shop.”

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Iowa faith leaders speak out against calls to enact death penalty

January 31, 2018   |   Connie Ryan, Iowa View contributor

At its core, our opposition to the death penalty is based in our faith traditions that inform our beliefs on what is right and wrong and what we must stand against on behalf of our faith and human rights. Our collective faiths compel us to use our voices to declare the death penalty wrong and immoral. The government should not kill a human being as retribution or punishment, regardless of the person’s actions.

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Going to the peripheries: Bishop Zinkula follows the example of Pope Francis

January 25, 2018   |   Barb Arland-Fye

Advocates for people living on society’s margins, whose voices are not heard, have been asking Bishop Zinkula to tour their neighborhoods and programs in the Davenport Diocese. “The bishop is uniquely positioned to call attention to the substantial potential and needs of our inner-city residents,” says John DeTaeye, director of development for Humility of Mary Housing Inc. and Humility of Mary Shelter Inc. in Davenport. “The residents of the inner-city neighborhoods are crying out for public investments; street and alley lighting, sidewalk improvement, access to social services, affordable housing, jobs, and private and public education opportunities.”

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LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans

January 11, 2018   |   Leadership Conference of Women Religious

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly denounces the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from human beings under continuing threat of violence of all types is inconsistent with the values and traditions of this nation and with our belief in the dignity of all persons.

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Free clothing room opens to shelter residents in Davenport, donations needed

December 23, 2017   |   Kevin E. Schmidt

The free clothing space is conveniently located for those who need it, Adamson said, and staff members really wanted to provide customers with a dignified way to get clothing, including coats, hats, shoes and stockings.

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