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.

HM Associate Community

The Sisters of the Humility of Mary invite lay people to consider joining the Humility of Mary Associate Community in carrying out the charism and mission of the Sisters to bring more abundant life to God's people, especially those who are poor. The first class of associates made their initial commitment in February 1985. Today, approximately 70 women and men have chosen to deepen their baptismal call through prayer, service, and community in the spirit of the founders of the Sisters by accepting the responsibilities of an associate. Click here to read the HM Associate Community brochure.
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Season 3; Episode 8
Covenant Companion Relationship
with Sisters of the Humility of Mary
In our latest episode, we are joined by Brenna Davis, Sr. Anne Victory, HM, and Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM to talk about the Covenant Companion Relationship through the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. This two-year formation process for lay people guides participants to take a vow of humility. We talk about how the idea arose and what it means to live the vow of humility in our daily lives. Brenna shares about her experience as a participant and Sr. Anne and Sr. Cheryl discuss the origin and continued evolution of this new way of being, including the new kinds of relationships that were formed between Sisters and lay partners.
About the guests:
Brenna Davis is the Director of Education for Justice and Environmental Initiatives at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Breanna has been a participant of both the JOY: Just One Year program and the Covenant Companion Relationship. Brenna graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a B.A. in theology and Spanish. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland as a Jesuit Volunteer. Brenna has worked at Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland’s Cristo Rey High School, as a theology teacher and cross country coach. She is a certified spiritual director, Cuyahoga County Master Recycler, and is a member of NCR’s EarthBeat Advisory Panel.
Sr. Anne Victory is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio and currently serves on their leadership team. She began her ministry in health care as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Lorain. Sr. Anne served two terms on the HM Leadership Team from 2001 to 2009. She joined the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking as director of education, served until July 2021, and received the Bishop Amadeus Rappe Award from Ursuline College for her work with the Collaborative.
Sr. Cheryl Rose is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Cleveland, Ohio. She served for 26 years as a high school educator, teaching chemistry, physics, theology, and prayer, as well as holding ministerial roles. She currently provides spiritual direction for individuals and groups, leads retreats, and is engaged in programming focused on spiritual growth and contemplation. Sr. Cheryl has co-led the year-long retreat, JOY: Just One Year, which offers women a one-year immersion in spiritual growth and formation, and she continues to provide virtual and in-person retreats during the pandemic.
Hall of Hope Inductee: Sister of the Humility of Mary
Join us for a weekend opportunity for an Individually Directed Retreat to pray, reflect and be refreshed!
Weekend Individually Directed Retreat
October 13 to October 15, 2023
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. Read more
Caring for Earth, Caring for You
Click to read reflections on caring for creation from HM Sisters.
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.