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Handmaids coming to the Diocese of Duluth

Father Ryan Moravitz announced at Holy Family Church in Duluth this weekend that the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus are coming to the Diocese of Duluth and will be taking up residence at the former Holy Family rectory.

The Handmaids come with the blessing and invitation of Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba.

"With thanks to Almighty God, I am delighted to welcome the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus to
the Diocese of Duluth!" Bishop Sirba said. "... Please join me in welcoming the Sisters to the Diocese of Duluth."

Father Moravitz said in a live Facebook video Monday that to start with there will be four sisters moving to the diocese, and their official move-in day is Aug. 17. In the video, some of the sisters can be seen working alongside parishioners in preparing the site. It will be made to accommodate up to six sisters.

The charism of the Handmaids is "to live in imitation of Mary as handmaid, virgin, bride, and mother
in the diocesan life of the Church, carrying out the New Evangelization in parishes." They are know for their work in parishes.

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