Poor Handmaids’ 150 years in America Celebration
DONALDSON, IN – The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ continue honoring their rich and lengthy history on August 17-19, 2018 in a weekend event called, “Coming Home to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Poor Handmaid Presence in America.”
Since June 2014, the Poor Handmaids have organized “PHJC Coming Home” events in various cities in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota where they served. During this final Coming Home, held at The Center at Donaldson, they will continue to honor their connection with the many people who are part of their blessed past, vibrant present and empowered future.
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ came to America in 1868. During the next 150 years they served in education, childcare, healthcare and other ministries in nearly 400 different organizations. American PHJC Sisters continue to minister today in Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Ohio and Rhode Island, as well as in Mexico, Brazil, Kenya and Germany.
“Coming Home to celebrate the 150th Anniversary” event includes a reunion for former Poor Handmaids and Ancilla Domini High School students on Friday, August 17.
On Saturday, August 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT and running throughout the day, tours of the campus, social activities, displays, prayer gatherings, visiting, and an early evening cemetery prayer service will be held at The Center at Donaldson.
On Sunday, August 19, 11:00 a.m. EDT Bishop Kevin Rhoades from the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese will celebrate Mass in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at The Center at Donaldson. A reception and program will follow.
Join the Poor Handmaids for these free events in celebrating all who have and continue to partner with them in the work of the Spirit.
More information on the Poor Handmaids and these events can be found at www.poorhandmaids.org.