Sisters of Humility elect new leaders

Comprising the 2012-16 leadership team for the Congregation of the Humility of Mary are, from left, Cabinet members Sisters Jeanie Hagedorn, Mary Bea Snyder and Mary Ann Vogel; and Vice President Sister Magaretha Fitzgerald and President Sister Johanna Rickl. They were installed during a June 25 Blessing and Installation Leadership Mass.

DAVENPORT — The Congre­gation of the Humility of Mary welcomed its new leadership team during a June 25 Blessing and Installation of Leadership Mass at which Bishop Martin Amos was celebrant.
Comprising the 2012-16 leadership team are Sister Johanna Rickl, president; Sister Margaretha Fitzgerald, vice president; and CHM Cabinet members Sisters  Jeanie Hagedorn, Mary Bea Snyder and Mary Ann Vogel, who begins her second term.
Sr. Rickl said she “looks forward to working with Sisters, Associates and others as we respond to the needs around us and to the insights of the CHM community expressed in deliberations at the General and  Representative Assemblies.”
Leaving office after four years as CHM president is Sister Mary Rehmann and cabinet members Sisters Rachel Beeson and Kathleen Tomlonovic.
Bishop Amos observed that Sisters of Humility, their Associates and volunteers are committed to a corporate vision that involves a search for life’s essential meaning and service to those in need.
The installation of leadership capped a weekend of meetings and special events during the annual CHM General Assembly which took place June 21-24, at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center. More than 100 Sisters and Associates attended the annual meeting, with many traveling from across the United States and Mexico to be present.
The CHM General Assembly is a time for community business, sharing among members and celebration.  Special events during the weekend included:
• A welcoming rite for new CHM Associate Kathleen Collins of Davenport.
CHM Associates are men and women called to live the CHM mission within the context of their contemporary lives. Collins joins 95 CHM associates who are a diverse group in age, faith and location.
• A memorial service for nine Sisters and three CHM Associates who died since last year’s assembly.
• A jubilee Mass celebrated at Christ the King Chapel recognizing the anniversaries of nine Sisters and four CHM Associates.
• A daylong session conducted by the CHM Membership Process Committee to complete its two-year work of inviting the community to establish directions for a membership development initiative.
• A Missioning Cere­mony where Sisters and Associates received a copy of “One Among Many,” a book written about the life of Sister Bernadine Pieper who led the congregation during the initial decade following Vatican II. Included are the stories of dozens of CHMs who moved into new areas of ministry.

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