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.
Catholic Sisters Week 2022 Click to read reflections from HM Sisters on Catholic Sisters Week.
Caring for Earth, Caring for You Click to read reflections on caring for creation from HM Sisters.
Weekend Individually Directed Retreat
May 20-22, 2022
The tranquil environment of the Villa Maria grounds offers the perfect background for this retreat. In meeting the director each day the retreatant is aided in:
Noticing the reality of God’s presence and activity
Coming to trust what has been noticed
Responding to this presence and activity.
Prayerful reflection, often with Sacred Scripture, in an environment of complete silence is the usual setting for this process. There is no preset pattern for a directed retreat. The director and the retreatant try to be sensitive and responsive to where the retreatant is in his or her journey with God. The director’s role is to support the retreatant in the movements of his or her journey as these movements emerge in the retreatant’s prayer.
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.