Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

Called in Baptism to proclaim by our lives and our works the presence of God in the world, we Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ accept the invitation to live a vowed life in community.
We are inspired by Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Blessed Katherine Kasper, our foundress, to:


Empowered by the same Spirit, we women religious commit ourselves to:
  • respect and value each person we serve in our diverse ministries
  • stand with the poor and powerless in the search for justice
  • use our talents and resources in response to the emerging needs of Church and society
  • share ministry and nurture leadership in our efforts to bring peace to the world
Resisting our fears, we dare to accept the challenges of the future. We go forward in hope and joy supported by the bond of community and the strength of prayer.

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
Mission Statement of the American Province
November 1983
Reaffirmed June 1998

PHJC Community Benefit Report