Current Events

Current Events

Poor Handmaids Celebrate Jubilees

Monday, 20 June 2011 09:51
Jubilee Celebrants: Sr. Johnilda Mannhard, Sr. Carmeline Parisi, Sr. Joan Fisher, and Sr. Magdalen Hellmann

Though they are a small class of celebrants this year, the Poor Handmaid jubilarians commemorate 275 combined years of service to the poor and underserved. Below they reflect on their lives.

The Veracruz Mexico Check Contribution

Monday, 06 June 2011 16:53
Sister Francis Jean Gallinatti accepts the donation check for Casa Beata Catalina.

OXXO, a type of convenience store in Mexico donated approximately $35,000 to the two newest PHJC ministries in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz Mexico. These ministries will serve indigent women and provide care for people with HIV/ AIDS who are without family support.

The Sojourner Radio Broadcast

Monday, 06 June 2011 12:06
Sister Peg Spindler, interviewed by Chris Nolte on NPR lakeshore Radio

Chris Nolte of NP Lakeshore Radio, FM 89.1, recently interviewed Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, Eecutive Director of Sojourner Truth House.

The Handmaid Germany Pilgrimage

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 01:00
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From October 17th through October 26th, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Development Office is sponsoring a trip to Germany to visit many of the areas where Blessed Catherine Kasper traveled during her lifetime. Some of the highlights of the tour include visits to Dernbach, Wirges and Limburg where Catherine lived and where the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation had its foundation.

Sr. Virginia's Honor Hall Induction

Monday, 23 May 2011 01:00
The Hall of Honor Inductee, Sr. Virginia Kampwerth giving her Speech

Sister Virginia Kampwerth recently received a special honor - she and five other people were inducted into the Mater Dei Catholic High School Hall of Honor in Breese, Illinois during a banquet on May 6, 2011.

Ancilla Systems Inc. Administrator Toni Mola, Nazareth Home Foster Mother/Director Jean Bowman, The Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, bishop, Diocese of Gary; and PHJC Provincial Sister Nora Hahn spend time together at the recent open house for Nazareth Home.

EAST CHICAGO | When newly-named Nazareth Home Foster Mother/Director Jean Bowman welcomed open house guests April 19, she received a blessing from a very special guest The Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, bishop of the Diocese of Gary.

Accepting the check from Dennis’ family are (pictured from left): Sr. Julienne Smith, PHJC; Carol Venderley, family member; Sr. Carole Langhauser, PHJC; Tim Donovan, brother; Judge Thomas J. Felts, family member; and Meg Distler, Foundation Executive Director.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation received a generous bequest from the Estate of Dennis L. Donovan on April 13, 2011.

The Newest PHJC Ministry

Sunday, 17 April 2011 20:00
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Catherine Kasper Place

Fort Wayne, Indiana, was the town where it all began. The Poor Handmaids of Dernbach, Germany answered Bishop John Henry Luers’ call for help in 1868. Immigrants in the Fort Wayne Diocese needed assistance integrating into their new community. Eight Sisters were sent to serve. Their sacrifice and dedication started a ministry of helping immigrants adapt to life in the United States. The work continues today, nearly 150 years later.