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In Memory of Sister Jeanette Cyr, PHJC

Monday, 06 December 2010 19:00
Sister Jeanette

June 21, 1914 - December 7, 2010

Sister Jeanette Cyr, PHJC passed away on December 7, 2010 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born to Stephen and Milanese (Patnaude) Cyr on June 21, 1914 in Fowler, Indiana. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1933.

Sister Jeanette began ministering in 1933 as a teacher at Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago. From 1937 to 1974 she served at various PHJC ministries as an office manager or bookkeeper. From 1974 to 2001 she ministered to the elderly in Chicago. Sister Jeanette retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2001.

May she rest in peace!

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

In Memory of Sister Loretta Volk, PHJC

Friday, 03 December 2010 19:00
Sr. Loretta

December 31, 1922 - December 4, 2010

Sister Loretta Volk, PHJC passed away on December 4, 2010 at the Catherine Kasper Home, Donaldson, Indiana. She was born Ernestine Volk to Anton and Catherine (Kuenstler) Volk on December 31, 1922 in Wendelin, Illinois. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 25, 1947.

Sister Loretta is the sister of Sister Antoinette Volk, PHJC and the cousin of Sister Linda Volk, PHJC.

Sister Loretta ministered in education as a teacher and/or principal from 1947 to 1991 in various schools Indiana and Illinois. From 1991 to 2002 she was a Sister Hostess at either St. Mary Medial Center in Gary or St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. Indiana. Sister Loretta retired to the Catherine Kasper Home in 2002.

May she rest in peace!

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

The 2010 Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Raffle Was a Success.

The PHJC Raffle was a success, thanks to all of you who bought tickets and/or donated prizes for the event. Prizes have been sent to the lucky winners. Through your partnership with us in this annual event $15,000 will be distributed to PHJC ministries to those in need. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

The construction site of MoonTree Lodge, gallery and shop where the timber raising and wind turbine installation will be held on October 21

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ along with the MoonTree Community announce the timber raising of MoonTree Lodge and the installation of the wind turbine. The events will be held on Thursday, October 21 starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT weather permitting. The raising and installation will take place at the project site on the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center complex at 9600 Union Road in Donaldson.

MoonTree Community is a Poor Handmaid ministry whose mission is to art, spirituality and ecology. It is one of several ministries at the PHJC Ministry Center that creates an intergenerational living and learning center providing opportunities for mutual interchange across generational lines for the complex's residents, co-workers, students, as well as the public.

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Aye Ma, Community Health Educator, acts as an interpreter for Cindy Barger, Parkview Speech Therapist, who is working to improve the communication skills of two local Burmese children at the Neighborhood Action Center located in Autumn Woods Apartments.

Interventions Research Project tests effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment programs on local Burmese children with minimal English language skills and diverse cultural norms

Since 2004, the Foundation has co-sponsored with the Allen County Dept. of Health, a local lead poisoning prevention-healthy homes program. As a part of this program, various research projects have been launched in the past six years to assure that the most effective diagnostic and treatment programs are offered to local residents. This current research project is one more example.

The 2009 Annual Report Cover

PHJC ministry throughout the world is blessed by so many persons who generously share their time and resources to bring hope to those in need. The 2009 Annual Report from the Development Office honors those who reached out their hands in loving concern to those who in need stretched out their hands asking for support. Right here at home donors generously supported Ministry Center activities through gifts to Maria Center, MoonTree Community, the retired Sisters, Ancilla College, Catherine's Cottage and Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center. That support also rippled out to ministries in the surrounding area. Casa Catalina in Chicago,

Sojourner Truth House in Gary, and the Kitchen Table in Cairo fed thousands of men, women and children who did not know where they would find their next warm meal. The gifts for the needy gave neighbors in the surrounding area new hope. Infants and toddlers received loving care at Nazareth Home in East Chicago.

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In 1993, naturalist/artist Sister Mary Baird identified a dilapidated poultry barn as a resource. She began turning that resource into a living space and workshop. This space became known as MoonTree Lodge.

The environment proved condusive to creativity. Gardens and prairies were planted. Sister Mary and friends made art. The environment attracted more naturalists, artists and other creative people.

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