The Perpetual Profession of Theresa Ðặng Ngọc Uyên-Chi

Please join in celebrating Sister Theresa Ðặng Ngọc Uyên-Chi, who has made her perpetual profession to God as a Handmaid of the Sacred Heart of Jesus this past August 13th, 2016. She has embarked on a lifelong commitment, a covenant and vow of poverty, chastity, and obedience which was bred from a culmination of years of discernment, reflection, prayer, study, work, and trust. Admittedly, days and events like this happen ever so rarely. For the USA Province of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, seventeen long years had come and gone since we have celebrated the perpetual profession…

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Sr. Catherine’s Peru Reflection

We would like to share Sr. Catherine, a novice with the Handmaids, experience in Piura, Peru, this past April through July 2016. Please read her personal reflection and see her photos below… “¡Hermanita! ¡Hermanita! A tiny neighbor runs up and throws her skinny arms around my waist, looking up expectantly with a big smile. ¡Hola pequeña! ¿Cómo estás? These little greetings, peppered my dusty walk to and from school in the small neighborhood of “El Indio,” outside the northern Peruvian city of Piura- God’s joyful hospitality channeled through small children. Four Handmaids’ ministries in El Indio, share the responsibility for…

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Handmaids Visit El Salvador

1. Sr. Sagrario and the volunteers serving food to the children and elderly in Las Delicias, El Salvador. Sisters Belen Escauriaza and Sagrario Nunez joined Project Fiat coordinator, Lynette Kyle, in El Salvador this summer where they spent time with the Handmaid mission. They worked for over several weeks with villagers from Las Delicias and other volunteers to build twelve houses. To give into this mission and fund projects like orphanage care, the building of new and safe school infrastructures, the milk program where infants are given the critical healthy formula they need to thrive and fight malnutrition and programs…

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More on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Handmaids!

Sister Uyên-Chi is the 2nd from right. Sr. Uyên-Chi, acj, travelled this past June and July to California, where she took part in a young adult retreat called Caritas. Caritas is a Jesuit Catholic experience that offers a safe and sacred space for young adults in their 20′s and 30′s to explore their honest feelings and thoughts about love, God and meaningful relationships. Sr. Uyen Chi stayed at San Luis Rey, one of their missions in Oceanside, CA. While in California, Sr. Uyên-Chi took the opportunity to visit her family, whom she had not seen during the last year since…

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