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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.

In Memory of Sister Jude Henken, PHJC

Friday, 01 February 2013 13:09

October 18, 1924 - February 1, 2013

Sister Jude Henken, PHJC

Sister Jude Henken, PHJC passed away on February 1, 2013 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to Gerhard Henry and Bernadine (Timmermann) Henken in Germantown, Illinois on October 18, 1924. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1946.

Sister Jude’s first ministry was as a 4th grade teacher at St. Mary’s School in East Chicago, IN and then as a childcare provider at St. John’s in Belleville, IL. In 1948 she began a new ministry in food service where she worked for the next 51 years at several locations. Prior to retiring to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2005, she provided services to the PHJC community.

A few years ago, when asked what does being a Poor Handmaid mean to you, Sr. Jude answered, “Having the privilege and obligation to live prayerfully, joyfully, and simply in order to praise God and thereby attract others to serve Him in their vocation.”

May Sister Jude rest in peace!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.

The Saint John's Bible

Monday, 28 January 2013 13:09

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.

Ancilla Softball Delivers Gifts and Socks to Homeless

For the second straight year, the Ancilla College softball team put their Christmas spirit to work by helping the homeless.

The Chargers kept up their tradition by allowing fans to donate socks at all home softball games in the fall and spring, in place of paying admission. Over 200 pair of socks were collected and donated to Hope Rescue Mission in South Bend. The team went one step further this year.

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