Sister Maria Hummel Day - May 21
Tue, May 21, 2024

Sister Maria Hummel Day

Sister Maria Hummel Day is an American holiday dedicated to Sister Maria Hummel. It is revered among the Catholic faithful as well as among the faithful of other Christian denominations. The holiday is celebrated on May 21 each year.


The history of Sister Maria Hummel Day is closely connected with the nun herself. She was born on this day in 1909 in Germany. From childhood she loved art and learned to paint beautiful pictures, gaining local popularity. In 1931, Mary decided to dedicate her life to a convent and became a nun. Her Catholic name was Sister Maria Innocentia.

In her free time, Maria drew pictures on various subjects. She designed several kinds of postcards, which were in demand. Later there even appeared books made up of images created by the nun. In her works, Sister was not afraid to touch upon political themes, and she openly opposed Nazism, which was actively developing in Germany in the 1930s. In one painting, she even used the Jewish symbol, the Star of David.

In 1940, all religious schools ceased operations. Hummel lived in a small den and sold her work. Most of the profits were taken away by the Nazis. Four years later, Sister fell ill with tuberculosis; despite treatment in the hospital, she could not be cured, and she died on November 6, 1946.

Interesting facts

  • Religious schools created many problems for the Nazis because they promoted protest ideas among the visitors.
  • Hummel graduated with top marks from the Munich Academy of Art in 1931.

How to celebrate

Explore more details about Sister Hummel’s life. See her work: paintings, postcards, and just images.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it!

When is Sister Maria Hummel Day celebrated in 2024?

Sister Maria Hummel Day is observed on May 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday May 21 2024
Wednesday May 21 2025

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