Exhibit on CHM history slated

DAVENPORT — The Congregation of the Humility of Mary (CHM) is a group of Catholic Sisters based in Davenport whose convent, The Humility of Mary Center, is located on Central Park Avenue between Assumption High School and St. Vincent’s Center.

The history of the Sisters of Humility dates back to the Napoléon era of France in the mid-1850s. Today, in a variety of ministries covering 18 states, Mexico and Canada, 221 Sisters and associates carry on the CHM mission of caring for the poor and powerless and the earth itself. 

Have you ever wondered where the Sisters originated, what they do today and how they live? Now you have the opportunity to learn and see firsthand. Everyone is invited to the CHM Women and Spirit Open House, Sunday, Feb. 27, from 2-5 p.m. at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.

Activities will include a tour of the HMC convent, exploration of CHM history — movies, photos, books, artifacts — opportunities to learn about current ministries and to meet and visit with the Sisters.

For those unable to attend, private tours throughout the year are available. Call (563) 323-9466 to schedule a time.

The CHM Women and Spirit Open House coincides with the opening of “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America,” a traveling exhibit open now through May 22 at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque.

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