OUR NAME

“Behold I am the Handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

A sign that unity is possible beyond ties of kinship, nationality, and culture.

EUCHARIST

The heart of our life and our mission

MARY

We contemplate in Mary, the first Handmaid, the image of what we want to be with God's grace.

FOUNDRESS

Saint Raphaela Mary’s deepest desire is “to make Christ known and loved by all.”

WE ARE CHURCH

We have received our vocation with the church and we are sent in her name.

OUR CHARISM is reparation.

We labor with Christ to heal a broken world.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

Inspires us to seek God in all things and to be available to serve.

Save the Date - APRIL 28th

STORIES THAT INSPIRE…

will be the theme for the 2021 Journey of Hope. And how fitting as the Handmaids celebrate 95 years of loving presence and continued service in the United States. We are very excited that this year's signature event will for the first time be VIRTUAL! We are offering registration at NO CHARGE, though free will offerings will be greatly appreciated. Please mark your calendars for April 28th and stay tuned for registration information!

Our Ministries

Handmaids work tirelessly in the United States and around the world to assist people and communities who are poor, uneducated, marginalized, spiritually hungry, and searching for God.

Current Projects

Journey of Hope 2021

When you cannot be together in person, what's the next best thing? Going VIRTUAL!!!!! Stay

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