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June 25, 2015

Sisters of St. Joseph Volunteers in Mission [VIM] Week

Pat Quinn, CSJ, lights candles as VIMs prepare for Evening Prayer

Pat Quinn, CSJ, lights candles as VIMs prepare for Evening Prayer

VIMs gather for Evening Prayer after a full day of work at their volunteer sites.

VIMs gather for Evening Prayer after a full day of work at their volunteer sites.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Volunteers in Mission [VIM] is happening this week. It’s a time of sharing prayer, community, and service with sisters and associates. VIM week is an apt expression of Pope Francis’ words announcing the Year of Consecrated Life and challenging religious congregations to “Wake up the world!” During this week of service at St. Francis House, Casserly House, and The Women’s Lunch Place, participants dare to “Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, acting, living!” and broaden the circle of love poured out toward every kind of neighbor without distinction.

We are grateful for the hospitality of the sisters at Fontbonne Convent that enables the group to share community life with the sisters there and with one another.

February 23, 2014

The Promise of Francis: Casserly House & Sisters of St. Joseph, featured in Globe Magazine

We are happy to share that Nancy Braceland, CSJ, and Casserly House http://www.casserlyhouse.org/ are featured an article by Neil Swidey in this Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine.

Three people are featured: Fr. Walter Cuenin, Mark Mullaney, president of Voice of the Faithful, and Nancy. Nancy’s and Casserly House appear in the last segment of the article.

The Promise of Francis: The new pope has gotten worldwide attention with a dramatically different message.

Here’s an excerpt from the portion of article about Nancy and Casserly House:

SISTER NANCY BRACELAND leads me down her street and onto a winding path through a low-income apartment complex. A member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, she runs the congregation’s Casserly House, a three-decker in Roslindale. The wood-carved sign by the front door reads “Rooted in Boston. Open to the World.” Sister Nancy lives upstairs with two other nuns who have jobs elsewhere to help pay for the house. Working with volunteers and her fellow nuns, Sister Nancy ministers to the needs of the community. In the mornings, they run ESL and citizenship classes for adult immigrants out of Casserly’s first floor; in the afternoons, homework tutoring sessions for neighborhood kids. The Sisters of St. Joseph opened Casserly House in 2000, and by now Sister Nancy has become one of the most recognizable faces in the neighborhood. 

There’s a lot more…so follow the link above and read on!

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February 17, 2012

Casserly House a Sisters of St. Joseph ministry

Casserly House was just awarded a grant by the Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
Read more:
Roslindale’s Casserly House receives $5K grant – Roslindale, MA – West Roxbury Transcript

Congratulations to all at Casserly House!


Casserly House was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston as a part of the congregation’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Modeled after the work of the first Sisters of St. Joseph, Casserly House was created to be a ministry of presence in a culturally and ethnically mixed neighborhood populated by a large number of new immigrants.
Casserly House is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. It is named after Mother Regis Casserly, one of the first sisters to travel from New York to Boston when the pastor of St. Thomas Church, Jamaica Plain, invited the sisters to come to serve the growing Irish immigrant population.

The mission of Casserly House is to be a living presence in our Roslindale, MA, neighborhood one that fosters unity of people with one another and with God. The motto of Casserly House is: “Rooted in Boston, Open to the World.”

 

 
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November 5, 2010

Sisters of St.Joseph of Boston YouTube Channel

Check out the YouTube Channel for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. As of this post there are five videos. Three of these are about Congregation Ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. The other two are about the Sisters of St. Joseph in general. Other videos will be added over the next couple of weeks.

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Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God
www.csjboston.org

October 27, 2010

Sisters of St Joseph – Soundings Update 10-27-10

This week’s issue of Soundings Update is available on our website. 
In this issue you can read about:
  • The recent meeting of the CSSJ Federation Justice and Peace Ministers from the United States and Canada
  • Employee Appreciation Day at Bethany Health Care Center
  • an award given to Casserly House, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph,  to celebrate all they do to prevent drug abuse. 
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September 1, 2010

Sisters of St. Joseph Summer Soundings Update

After a much needed summer break, Soundings Update is back.The summer issue of Soundings Update is available at http://www.csjboston.org/su-Summer-2010.pdf
On our website you can also view a pdf version of the summer issue of our printed magazine, Soundings, which is published four times a year. That file is a bit large so be patient while it downloads. If you have trouble downloading either of these, you may need to update your Adobe reader. It’s free and simple. Just follow the prompts.
If you have not had a chance to visit this blog over the summer, be sure to scroll down and see a few summer happenings.
As we move toward Labor Day let us remember all who are unemployed or under-employed. Happy September!
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July 13, 2010

Casserly House Summer Camp-a glimpse

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Casserly House is a  ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, the mission of Casserly House is to be a living presence in the Roslindale neighborhood, one that fosters unity of people with one another and with God. Casserly House’s motto is “Rooted in Boston, Open to the World.”
Each summer Sister Annie coordinates a camp for young people in the neighborhood. The theme this year is The Ocean. All the activities: reading, crafts, field trips, computer research, and more center around the ocean. Last week participants visited George’s Island in Boston Harbor. This week they will explore a tidal pool in New Hampshire. But not before each camper has researched what they will be seeing and experiencing. Last week and this week I stopped by to take a few pictures. A number of our sisters and associates volunteer to help with the Casserly House Summer Camp. A few of the sisters and associates who were around on the days I visited are pictured here. I’m sure more will soon be available on the Casserly House Website.

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June 29, 2010

Soundings Update…

The latest issue of Soundings Update is now available on our Boston CSJ website .  In this issue:

• Remembering and Celebrating — Maria Convent Celebration
• The Women’s Table at Brighton Allston Family Fair –In Partnership with the Dear Neighbor
• Volunteers in Mission — Community, Sharing Prayer, and Service among the Dear Neighbor
• Bethany Prayer Shawl Ministry: Celebrating 500 Symbols of God’s Loving Presence
Casserly House Celebrate’s Tenth Anniversary

If you have trouble downloading the document, you may need to update your Adobe Reader. It’s free. Just go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=BUIGO and follow the prompts.

 Soundings Update is not published in July and August. Enjoy the summer!

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June 14, 2010

Maxim Monday: Unselfish Love


When you work for the neighbor do it with a very unselfish love which expects no reward for its services, and aim at nothing other than helping him or her and being at the same time pleasing to God. Maxims of the Little Institute, 55

There were two events this past weekend that capture the
essence of Maxim 55. On Saturday there was a Allston-Brighton Family Fair at Herter Park/Artesani Playground in Brighton. Mary Rita, Director of The Women’s Table, one of our CSJ ministries, was part of the planning committee.  The goal of the fair is to bring many resources together in one location so that families of
young children can easily and conveniently obtain many different kinds of needed information. The drizzly weather didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits.

While roaming around to the different displays I met a young woman who has been involved with our work on behalf of survivors of human trafficking. She was so complimentary about the importance of our work. I was glad I met her.
From there I headed to Casserly House where they were celebrating their 10th Anniversary. It was another environment with an upbeat spirit.

There will be more pictures of these events later. For now it’s enough to commend those who work at Casserly House and The Women’s Table for their generous hearts, and greathearted giving of oneself in service of the Dear Neighbor.

A Sister of St. Joseph’s Blog
Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God
www.csjboston.org

June 1, 2010

Sisters of St. Joseph Soundings Update 6/2/10

The June 2, 2010 editon of Soundings Update is now available on our website. In this issue read about
  • The Literacy Connection Celebration of Accomplishment and Gratitude
  • Commitment liturgy for New Mexico Associates
  • Information about the 10th Anniversary of Casserly House
Casserly House is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston,

the mission of Casserly House is to be a living presence in our Roslindale neighborhood, one that fosters unity of people with one another and with God. Our motto is “Rooted in Boston, Open to the World.”

Consider joining in this 10th Anniversary Celebration. All the details of how to participate are at: http://www.casserlyhouse.org/

A Sister of St. Joseph’s Blog
Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God
www.csjboston.org