Handmaids of the Triune God


P.O. Box 2957
Ventura, CA 93002-2957

Main Number: 805-653-2379

Vocation Director: 805-653-2379


Community Information

Superior General:  Sister Mary Joseph Mei, +JMJ

Vocation Director:  Sister Mary Rose Chinn, +JMJ
Vocation Phone:  805-653-2379

The Handmaids +JMJ were erected in 1989 and re- founded in 2013 as a Public Association of the Faithful in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. They live a Consecrated apostolic life in Community, professing Vows of Evangelical Chastity, Poverty, Obedience. Their character and mission is to live their Charism, Spirituality and Purpose within the Parish community.

The Charism is to bear witness to Jesus’ Prayer at the Last Supper (cf. John 17:20-26) for Communion with the Triune God and all creation, fulfilled in the Paschal Mystery and celebrated in the Eucharistic Liturgy. 

The Spirituality is to share in the Communion of the Blessed Trinity by living Jesus’ Way of Holiness of Self-giving in Chastity, Self-emptying in Poverty, Selfsurrender in Obedience; and growing in His Life of Private Prayer, Community Prayer, Fasting and Penance, Spreading the Good News, Helping the Needy, Carrying the Cross and Forgiveness.

The Apostolate: The Handmaids' are sent forth to share the Charism and Spirituality of Communion:

▲ through a united common life, common prayer, and common apostolate;

▲ expressed in catechesis with evangelization;

▲ so to spread the Good News of God and His Kingdom, Jesus and His Church, His Call to Holiness and Divine Friendship for the Glory of God and the salvation of all. 

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