Welcome!

We are a congregation of women religious inspired by the Virgin Mary, the first handmaid of the Lord, and Blessed Mary Catherine Kasper, a humble woman who founded our congregation. We are missionaries who serve the poor and the marginalized, especially women, children and the sick, in Brasil and in eight other countries.

Are you interested in knowing us better? Would you like to be a part of the family of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ? Would you like to support our works as a volunteer or benefactor? Are you interested in discerning your possible vocation as a consecrated religious or as a lay associate with the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ?

We appreciate your interest, and we place ourselves at your service to help you to know us better and clarify your participation with us.

We invite you to read the basic information carefully.

PHJC News

  • Sr. Leila´s First Vows
    On January 31,2016, our Congregation, The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, rejoiced and thanked God in the community gathering of the Holy Eucharist, at St. Joseph of Ribamar Parish in Aquiraz, Ceara. Sr. Leila Maria was received as a new…
    Written on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 14:27