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Word Gathering (Summer 2016)

Monday, 18 July 2016 15:06

IN THIS ISSUE…

  • The Center at Donaldson Receives Indiana Bicentennial Green Legacy Award
  • Art Mirrors Life in Marshall County
  • “You Will Be My Witness”
  • From Earthworks to Yellowstone National Park
  • Updates from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
  • Ancilla College Volleyball Celebrates Alumni
  • Updates from Catherine Kasper Life Center
  • Nazareth Home Volunteer Follows in the Footsteps of Blessed Catherine Kasper
  • For Whom the Bells Toll
  • 2016 Poor Handmaid Jubilarians Celebrate
  • Holy Week Mission in Mexico
  • Groundbreaking: The Village of Hope
  • Earthworks Welcomes New Director
  • PHJC Associates – Beyond Our Borders
  • 2nd Annual Nazareth Home Char-a-Tea
  • An Update from the PHJC Volunteer Program
  • In Memory of Our Sisters

Associating News Summer 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 16:03

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Companions on the Journey Retreat 2016
  • NACAR 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • Associate Community 2016 Upcoming Events
  • East Three - Service
  • East Three - Faith-Share
  • What's Going on at MoonTree Studios This Summer?!
  • PHJC Associates Beyond Our Borders
  • In Memory of Our Sister and Associate
  • Upcoming Events at John XXIII Retreat Center
  • For Whom The Bells Toll

PHJCs Coming Home to Minnesota/Wisconsin

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:35

Sister Magdalen Hellmann (Lorraine) PHJC passed away on June 17, 2016 at the Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson, Indiana, after a life spent appreciating and nurturing the lives of children and all growing things entrusted to her care.

 

Sister Magdalen was born in Aviston, Illinois to Henry and Elizabeth (Ottensmeier) Hellmann who preceded her in death along with her brothers Joseph, Cletus and Stephen and her sisters Genevieve Hellmann and Bernadine Kussatz. Her sister Rita Heimann survives along with many nieces and nephews. Sister Magdalen credited her father and life on the family farm for introducing her to the miracle of birth and growth in both nature and humankind. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Community as a postulant on December 8, 1948, professed her first vows on June 25, 1951, and celebrated 65 years as a Poor Handmaid Sister this year.

 

Sister Magdalen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois in 1960. From 1951 until 1976 Sister ministered as a childcare worker in Chicago (Angel Guardian Children’s Home) and in Belleville, Illinois (St. John’s Children Home). From 1976-1990 she ministered in management at Ancilla Domini Convent in Donaldson, Indiana. From 1990 until 2003 she served as a Sacristan at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame University. After retiring from Notre Dame and working with college students she returned to working with the younger set…caring for babies at Nazareth Home in East Chicago, Indiana. Following her 11 years at Nazareth Home Sister Magdalen “officially” retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in November 2014.

 

All who knew Sister Magdalen appreciated her gentle sense of humor, her caring ways, her skills with handicrafts, gardening, and quilting. As she appreciated the miracle of growth of the tiny seed into its full potential with God’s help, those who knew her found in her a nurturing, caring, special friend.

 

Visitation will be held at the Catherine Kasper Home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 beginning at 4:30 p.m. (EST) A Prayer Service will be held the same evening 7:00 p.m.

 

Funeral Liturgy will be held in the Catherine Kasper Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. (EST) Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson.