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Remembering Sr. Mary Ann Craig, acj

          With deep sadness, the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus announce the passing of Sister Mary Ann Craig, a member of the Handmaid community for more than fifty years, on August 25, 2018.  She was 79 years of age.  Sister Mary Ann was born in Phila., PA and was from St. Agatha’s parish. She was a graduate of St. Leonard’s Academy High School and Rosemont College.  Her Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday August 28th, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Raphaela Center C   hapel, 616 Cooperstown Rd., Haverford, PA 19041. Relatives and friends are…

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Remembering Sister Dorothy Beck

Sister Dorothy Beck, a native and very proud Philadelphian, was born to Ernest and Dorothy Beck, the eldest of five children. She was followed by three brothers: Ernie, James, John, and a sister, Miriam. She happily attended Most Blessed Sacrament Grade School and West Philadelphia Catholic High School, the latter awarding her with the distinction of entrance into the Alumni Hall of Fame. By all accounts, Sr. Dorothy was the typical oldest child, loyal, loving, and protective as she watched and fretted over her younger siblings. But on December 8, 1954, her life took on an added dimension as she…

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Welcoming Home – Answering the Call

Answering the plight of the victims caught in the tangles of human migration, a real flurry of activity took place on January 31st, 2018, as the Handmaids put the final touches on the new home of the Ramirez family. The main order of business that day for the Handmaids was to clean and put the kitchen in order. Organizing the pantry, closets, and bathroom was also on the “to do” list, while the tasks of painting, vacuuming, hanging curtains, and moving trash were being handled by additional volunteers. It was a joy to realize that Sisters from three Handmaid communities…

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UNANIMA Update

Sr. Margaret Scott, acj was recently named the Secretary/Treasurer for the Executive Committee of UNANIMA International, an NGO at the United Nations, based in New York. UNANIMA is an organization made up of 22 congregations of Roman Catholic Sisters. These sisters work in approximately 80 different countries and they advocate on behalf of women and children living in poverty, immigrants and refugees, and the environment. The sisters bring their constituents’ voices and concerns to the United Nations. Sr. Margaret has been involved with the UNANIMA Committee to Stop Human Trafficking as well as the NGO Committee on Migration and the…

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Welcome and Congratulations to the New General Team

We are filled with gratitude and hope as we welcome the new members of the General Team who will be joining Superior General Rosario Fernández-Villarán (pictured center) in leadership positions for the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The newly elected assistants are: Sisters Inéz Ruíz, Clemencia Carrizosa, Inéz Oleaga, and María Vaz Pinto. May God abundantly bless them in the work that they do and the service they offer.

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