The first Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ arrived from Germany in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1868. Our missions are located mainly in the states of Indiana and Illinois. The Motherhouse is the “Ministry Center of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ” in Donaldson, Indiana.

Many people who visit the Motherhouse enjoy the chapel with its beautiful stained glass windows and the main altar displaying the scene of the Annunciation.

  • Health centers
  • Parish ministry and spiritual direction
  • Direct service to the poor, especially women, and children
  • Attention to the elderly
  • Education at all levels
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Frequently these services are in areas where there are many poor immigrants from Latin America.

For more information, please visit the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ website at