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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.

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.

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Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast (an aggressive form of breast cancer), the doctors told Sister Judian Breitenbach that without immediate surgery and radiation, she would die. That was over five years ago. Today, sitting on the couch at the Namaste Center in LaPorte, Indiana, she explains why she decided to forgo western medicine, decline surgery, and take an alternative approach to her healing.

Sister Francis Jean Gallinatti accepts the donation check for Casa Beata Catalina.

OXXO, a type of convenience store in Mexico donated approximately $35,000 to the two newest PHJC ministries in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz Mexico. These ministries will serve indigent women and provide care for people with HIV/ AIDS who are without family support.

Sister Peg Spindler, interviewed by Chris Nolte on NPR lakeshore Radio

Chris Nolte of NP Lakeshore Radio, FM 89.1, recently interviewed Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, Eecutive Director of Sojourner Truth House.

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From October 17th through October 26th, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Development Office is sponsoring a trip to Germany to visit many of the areas where Blessed Catherine Kasper traveled during her lifetime. Some of the highlights of the tour include visits to Dernbach, Wirges and Limburg where Catherine lived and where the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Congregation had its foundation.

Terri Roberts, RN, Faculty and Clinical Instructor for the University and Loaine Hagerty, Foundation's Community Initiatives Manager who oversees the Healthy Homes program.

The University of Saint Francis (USF) awarded the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation the "EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE ENGAGEMENT" award for their work with the Allen County Health Homes Program.

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