Catherine Kasper helping the poor

Like our foundress Saint Katharina Kasper, we have listened to the Spirit throughout the years. We have had many ministries come and go as the needs and times change. Below is a current list of ministries of the PHJC American Province.

Ministry   Description  

Ancilla Beef & Grain Farm P.O.Box 1
Donaldson, IN. 46513
(574) 935-1796

Attention is given to raising crops and animals without the use of potentially harmful additives. Ancilla beef is raised in a caring environment.

HealthVisions Midwest

Lake County Office 3700 179th Street Hammond, IN 46323 219-844-2698  

Fort Wayne  260-745-1600 East St. Louis, IL  618-271-7000

HealthVisions Midwest works in communities to reduce health disparities among the poor and underserved by:

-Advocating for the poor and powerless
-Nurturing and fostering leadership
-Developing and facilitating partnerships
-Addressing systemic community health needs
-Advancing environmental health

The Linden Houses

Chicago (773) 276-6031
Gary (219) 885-1534
Hobart (219) 942-9440
Mishawaka (574) 258-0777

The Linden House of Chicago, Gary, Hobart or Mishawaka is affordable housing for seniors and individuals with special needs that is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for its residents.

Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center
9601 Union Road
Plymouth, IN 46513
(574) 935-1780

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Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center provides an atmosphere of peaceful, quiet and sacred space in a natural setting. Lindenwood offers individuals and groups an environment for faith development, personal growth, team building and artistic endeavors.

Maria Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 1 9601 Union Road
Donaldson, IN 46513
(574) 935-1740

Maria Center, Inc provides aging in place senior independent living in a faith-based environment where residents form community with each other, Sisters, and co-workers where all are valued and respected.

Ministry Center Services
PO Box #1
Donaldson, IN 46513
(574) 936-9936


Ministry Center Services provides essential operational services throughout The Center at Donaldson. Services consist of Computer, Dietary, Environmental, Facility / Grounds, Reception, Safety / Support, and Transportation Services.

MoonTree Studios
9638 Union Road
Plymouth, IN 46513
(574) 936-9936

Through mindful participation in MoonTree experiences you’re encouraged to fearlessly explore the interconnectedness of art, nature, and the Spirit within. Awaken your creative potential and sow the seeds for a more mindful, compassionate, and sustainable Earth Community.

PHJC Volunteer Program
PO Box #1
Donaldson, IN 46513
(574) 340-6409

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Volunteer Program offers baptized Christian women unique opportunities in a faith-based context to live out their Baptismal call to share God's presence in the world. Volunteers are inspired by openness to the Spirit, simplicity, community, and dignity and respect for all.

Provincial Services
PO Box #1
Donaldson, IN 46513
(574) 936-9936


Provincial Services is a support team serving the varied needs of the PHJC congregation and those with whom they minister. The team includes the offices of Communications, Development, Liturgy, Marketing, Business, Human Resources, Provincial, Mission Integration and the Avita Library.

Sojourner Truth House
410 West 13th Ave
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 885-2282

Sojourner Truth House provides hope and help for homeless and at-risk women and their children. Through hospitality, advocacy and integrative services, participants improve their quality of life and their community.

St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
347 West Berry Street, Suite 101
Fort Wayne, In 46802

The Foundation partners with over 70 agencies in Allen County, IN to improve the health and wellness of low income, vulnerable populations by providing grants and programming to enable everyone in the community to achieve wellness regardless of their ability to pay.