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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Color Word Gathering

Dear Word Gathering Readers,

It is with pleasure that I introduce our new color Word Gathering.

We hope you find it vibrant and informative. Word Gathering has been keeping our friends and families informed about the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and their ministries since the fall of 1978 when the first issue was printed. At that time the format was a one sheet, folded tabloid-size newsletter and Sister Mary Baird was the editor.

In 1989 the format changed to a booklet. Since that time, the look has changed very little except for adding additional pages and articles to help keep you informed about the Poor Handmaids and their many ministries with the poor and underserved. I have heard from readers that they like to read about the Sisters they once knew and to find out what they are currently doing. It’s a way to stay connected.

Our readers are important to us, so let us know what you think about our new format. We’d love to hear from you.

Julie Dowd
Communications Director
and Word Gathering Editor