Mission

Connect with the HM Community

The Magnificat community remains closely connected to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary who founded Magnificat in 1955 and have sponsored the school for nearly seven decades. Thousands of women had HM Sisters as teachers and mentors during and after their time as students, and our alumnae along with current students, families, faculty, staff, and friends treasure the connection to the HM Sisters' spirit, mission, and charisms.
Connect with the HM Sisters through the opportunities and events listed below, which will be updated as they become available.
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
 
Contemporary science has radically changed our understanding of nature and, consequently, our understanding of the God-world relationship. We will consider the God-world as a whole and discuss this whole as the movement of the God-world into the singularity of Jesus, the Christ. Topics will include open and relational theology, God-consciousness, entanglement, complexity and the cosmic mystery of the Christic. We will explore how a new God-world holism can help heal our planet. 
Cost: $105.00
(Includes program, lunch and refreshments)
 
 
Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. Ilia currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. Her area of research is Science and Religion with interests in artificial intelligence, evolution, quantum physics and the import of these for Christian doctrine and life. She holds a doctorate in Pharmacology from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. She is the author of twenty books including Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology and Consciousness and The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love, for which she won the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Award in Faith and Science, Birth of a Dancing Star, recounts her spiritual journey into a new vision of the universe. Her latest book, The Primacy of Love centralizes love as the core reality of all cosmic life. 
We are wishing Sr. René Parman blessings as she celebrates her 102nd birthday! Sr. René was featured in the Fall 2020 issue of HM Voice when she celebrated her 100th birthday. Happy Birthday, Sr. René!
Caring for Earth, Caring for You
Click to read reflections on caring for creation from HM Sisters.
Yoga
Carol Huncik, yoga instructor at Villa Maria, is offering online yoga classes on Saturdays (10 a.m. Mat, 11:30 a.m. Chair). Click here to email Carol for more information.
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.