Monday, 20 June 2011 09:51

Poor Handmaids Celebrate Jubilees

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.

Photo by Colleen O’Hara

On June 27th,  the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation together with Parkview's Community Health Nursing Program, Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography, the Allen County Department of Health and Super Shot screened and educated over 150 individuals through a variety of healthcare tests at an International Health Fair hosted at Catherine Kasper Place.

Monday, 29 August 2011 11:08

GPR 2011 - Under the Rainbow in Dernbach

Catherine Kasper’s tomb is draped with flags from all the countries in which PHJCs reside.

The international GPR (General/Province/Region) meeting of Poor Handmaids was held in Dernbach, Germany from July 4-13. This meeting was held for PHJC leadership from around the world to gather and “re-energize, re-direct, re-found, and re-commit” as voiced by Sister Jolise May, General Superior in her opening welcome to the assembly.

She states, “time spent together has helped us grow in the rainbow of colors that makeup our present day PHJC Congregation and has expanded our views to that of a global world and a global church.” Sister Jolise indicated that the GPR logo of the Rainbow hovering over the Heilborn Chapel is a symbol of God’s covenant with His Handmaids.

Monday, 29 August 2011 13:46

Poor Handmaids Gather for Community Days

Community Days

Every year the Poor Handmaids in the American Province gather together as a community. This June, Poor Handmaids from around the country and a few from around the world, converged on Donaldson, Indiana for Community Days.

This is a time for learning, for dialogue and reuniting as the PHJC family.

During Community Days, Chelsea Wakefield, MSW, LCSW, led a process on various issues related to leadership. Her sessions were designed to encourage the Sisters to “find voice” and to give expression to the truth in all the dimensions of their lives. The response to her presentations was overwhelmingly positive.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 20:00

The Social Network Unveiling

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Announcing the Official PHJC Facebook page.

Follow this link:

http://facebook.poorhandmaids.org

to stay connected to the Sisters with Daily updates, announcements and spiritual messages.

We welcome your feedback.

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Sunday, 02 October 2011 20:00

Responding to the need in Igoji

Kenya

Change is part of a Poor Handmaids life. They go where the Spirit leads. Sr. Esther Dolezal, PHJC spent many years in the dry, warm area of Materi Girls’ School in Kenya where she devoted herself to fulfilling needs of the children at Materi and the Caring Place Home for Boys. Her new mission is very different - the pharmacy at St. Anne Hospital. Sister Esther dispenses medication to the people of Igoji, Kenya.

Igoji (E go Gee) is located in the forested hills east of Mount Kenya. The higher elevation is a bit cooler even though it is near the equator.  Sr. Esther explained that trained medical professionals are scarce in the region. Her mission was born of necessity. St. Anne Mission Hospital is a small facility that provides local health care for conditions like wounds, malaria, and parasitic infections. If the patient has a complex case, they are stabilized and transferred to a larger hospital. The larger hospitals are often severely overcrowded. The smaller St. Anne’s Hospital is a preferred health resource for the local community.

Monday, 17 October 2011 20:00

MoonTree Community Hosts: Artists in Action

Artists in Action - MoonTree Community open house

MoonTree Community Studios will host Artists in Action, its official open house on October 22 from 1:30 to 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Blessing of the Buildings will take place at 2:30pm. There will be live art demonstrations, performances by local musicians and dancers, tours of the new facilities, ecological presentations, and family fun. There is no cost and refreshments will be provided. Exhibition of the Elders will be on display in the gallery. This exhibition will include works presented by the Elders of MoonTree Community.

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The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ present a seasonal concert. The Culver Academies Choir, directed by Stacey Warren, and members of the Culver Academies Band and Orchestra, directed by Major William Browne, and Chad Gard, Assistant Director, will perform a program of Christmas music and other selections on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. EST in the Ancilla Domini Chapel, PHJC Ministry Center in Donaldson, Indiana.

Thursday, 17 November 2011 19:00

Boo Grams support Gary Day Center

BOO Grams

GARY | One last Halloween ghost stuck around at Forest Ridge Academy and perched on the shoulder of middle school teacher Julie Anderson recently as she delivered a donation to Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sr. Peg Spindler, CSA, who oversees the Gary day center for homeless and at-risk women and children.

Forest Ridge Academy middle school students raised approximately $750 for the day center by selling $1 Boo Grams, personalized notes attached to small candies or balls decorated to look like ghosts.

Terry Sanders

Terry Sanders has been named to the newly created position of Executive Director, PHJC Foundation/Vice President, Development Services effective November 14, 2011. Terry will oversee all development activities within the PHJC Foundation.  She will be responsible for directing the comprehensive development office for PHJC ministries to design and propose fundraising strategies, and to obtain financial and public support for PHJC ministries.

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