Partners in the work of the Spirit
May 23, 2013
Located in Chicago, IL, and Gary, Hobart, and Mishawaka, IN, Linden Houses provide affordable independent-living apartments for seniors and physically challenged individuals. Designed to meet the physical, social, and psychological needs of the residents, each Linden House creates a caring community as it promotes health, security, purposefulness, and the opportunity for interaction and involvement of residents.
May 02, 2013
On April 30, 2013, after two days of prayers and reflections, the General Chapter delegates in Dernbach, Germany, elected Sr. Gonzalo Vakasseril as General Superior of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation.
May 01, 2013
This weekend the staff of Catherine Kasper Place and our Fresh Food Initiatve clients were joined nearly two dozen community members at the Slataper Street farm for a tree planting to celebrate Arbor Day.
April 15, 2013
On April 11, 2013, The Center at Donaldson, previously called The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center, held a dessert reception at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center celebrating the new name. The event was open to local business leaders and pastors from Marshall, Starke and LaPorte Counties.
April 12, 2013
A performance of The Messiah by George Frideric Handel will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. (EST) in the Ancilla Domini Chapel, The Center at Donaldson. The Messiah is one of the most famous and widely shared pieces of music in history.
April 09, 2013
Following a process of discernment and prayer, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Chapter delegates, during the Provincial Chapter of Elections held April 5-7, elected a leadership team who will direct them during the next four years. Sister Judith Diltz was elected provincial and Sister Michele Dvorak as first councilor. Sister Loretta Schleper and Sister Carole Langhauser were elected as councilors.
March 27, 2013 | by Julie Dowd
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.
March 21, 2013
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.
March 13, 2013
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.
March 08, 2013
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.
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