Current Events

Current Events

International Water Day

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:21
International Water Day

Have you ever heard of water poverty? The lack of adequate sanitation and clean freshwater is one of the main factors which contributes to lack of universal socio-economic development and poverty reduction throughout our world. All life must have water.

This Friday, March 22, is International Water Day. It offers an occasion to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocacy for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, an issue near and dear to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ American Province.

PHJC Ministry Center Changes Name

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:49
The Center At Donaldson

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center will now be called The Center at Donaldson.  The Poor Handmaid Leadership decided to simplify the name that refers to all of their ministries located in Donaldson. 

Ninety years ago the Poor Handmaids moved from Fort Wayne to Donaldson and built a new Motherhouse.  Over the years, a variety of ministries developed at and from the Motherhouse offering intergenerational living and learning opportunities.

Health Information Technology Award from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved Awarded on March 7 to Fort Wayne Area Collaboration

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved awarded to the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation together with its key partners, Parkview Health Systems and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health their Health Information Technology Award. The Award to was presented to Project Connect staff and partners at their conference March 7 in Poughkeepsie, NY for an outstanding project in the Community Agency category. Project Connect innovatively uses videoconferencing, phone and fax to provide medical interpretation and health navigation for area medical providers and their Burmese patients.

The 48-voice ensemble being conducted by Dr. Christopher M. Cock.

The Valparaiso University Chorale performed a program in the Ancilla Domini Chapel on February 23, 2013.

The 48-voice ensemble was conducted by Dr. Christopher M. Cock. Dr. Cock holds the Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg chair of Lutheran music at VU. He is also director of the Bach Institute at Valparaiso University.

Ancilla College Lowers Tuition Costs

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:05
Ancilla College Lowers Tuition Costs

At a time when most universities and colleges in Indiana have increased tuition and fees, Ancilla College is dramatically lowering tuition while also offering more degree choices at its campus near Plymouth.

In a meeting Monday, the college board of trustees voted to approve a 4 percent across-the-board tuition reduction for the 2013–2014 year. The move lowers tuition at what is already the state’s least expensive private college. The new tuition lowers the cost of full-time enrollment at the school to $6,500 per semester, for students enrolling in 15 credit hours for the semester.

“This is a strategic move on our part,” said Ancilla’s president Ron May. “While most colleges and universities have raised their tuition each year over the past decade Ancilla is moving to reduce the cost of higher education.”

Sister Kate Kuenstler to hold Teleconference

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:17
Sister Kate Kuenstler in her Rhode Island office

Sister Kate Kuenstler, PHJC will be presenting a teleconference titled “Finding Your Voice” on February 12, 2013 for Future Church. You can choose to participate either at 12:30-2:00 p.m. EST or 8:30-10:00 p.m. EST. The main theme of the presentation will be the rights and obligations of the laity as found in Book 2 of Canon Law. After the presentation, participants will have a lively discussion of how Canon Law can empower and guide our actions as Catholics.

The Saint John's Bible

Monday, 28 January 2013 13:09
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Something remarkable happened at Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, MN in 1998.  The first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible in 500 years was commissioned to be completed. A team of artists and scholars, brought together by renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, combined the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement that captures the beauty and tradition of centuries of liturgy that will carry it into the future.

Two presentations will be held at The Center At Donaldson, and sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Valparaiso University Chorale to Perform

Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:29
The Valparaiso University Choir

The Valparaiso University Chorale, one of the top Lutheran choirs in the United States, will be coming to Donaldson on Saturday February 23, 2013.  The concert will take place at the Ancilla Domini Chapel, PHJC Ministry Center in Donaldson, IN at 7:00 pm. ET.  Admission to the concert is free however a free-will offering will be accepted.

The Chorale will perform a variety of sacred and secular music, featuring Frank Ticheli’s ethereal “There Will Be Rest,” Daniel Gawthrop’s robust “Sing a Mighty Song,” and classical works from Schütz and Bach in celebration of the Chorale’s upcoming performance of Mass in B Minor at Valparaiso University.