Print this page

The Poor Handmaids Draw Hundreds To Celebrate 90 Years in Donaldson

Monday, 14 October 2013


On October 13, 2013, hundreds of guests came to The Center at Donaldson to celebrate the Poor Handmaids' 90th year in Donaldson.  Guests were treated to an ice cream social at Catherine Kasper Home and popcorn and lemonade in Cana Hall while they perused the ministries’ displays or watched a slide show of pictures from the past 90 years.

Tours of the ministries and the beautiful chapel were available, as well as an opportunity to step back in time to rooms decorated with items used many years ago. Dressed in the original PHJC habit, Sisters Sharon Marie Fox and Rosemary Jung explained the antique items that were on display.  A time line of pictures lined the wall to Cana Hall.  Many people spent time looking at and reading about the Poor Handmaids and their ministries.  A video played showing how Poor Handmaids have reused and re-purposed items or rooms in their Motherhouse throughout the years. 

It was a beautiful fall day in Donaldson.  Guests strolled the grounds, sat and visited, and enjoyed their time at The Center.  Mr. Ed Savage, a Maria Center resident, won the raffled basket of items donated by all the ministries.