Category Archives: CSJ Boston

September 16, 2015

49 years…called to be a vivifying leaven!

With all the social media platforms available, this blog seems to keep slipping off the bottom of my “to-do” list. Here is an attempt to get it up and active again.

49 years ago, on September 15, 1966, I entered the Sisters of St. Joseph. Need I say it was the best choice I ever made. Did I know what I was really doing? no! Did I imagine religious life as we know it today…well mostly no…but I will never forget an assignment I was given as a senior in high school.

The teacher asked us to reflect on a quote from Gaudium et Spes. It went something like: The Christian should be a vivifying leaven in the Church and society. I happened to be on the train that day and wondered what this could mean. I looked around at others and thought to myself, this is where we need to be a vivifying leaven. The Church is going to change and I’m going to have to change with it.

As a 17-year old, I really didn’t know what all that meant but in the past 49 years I’ve learned a lot as the Church has changed. Our present pope is certainly calling us to be that vivifying leaven. And the reality is, although many who entered with us have since chosen different paths, we have all been vivifying leaven where ever our journey brought us.

August 16, 2013

Boston CSJs celebrate 140 years-Will you join us?

During the year to come the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston will have a series of events to celebrate the 140th anniversary of our arrival among the people of Boston.

This is also as good a time as any to alert you of our CSJ Facebook Fanpage and Twitter page. As you may be aware, Facebook and Twitter are currently considered to be among today’s most powerful Public Relations tools.

Yes, there’s a whole new universe of relationships out there where through with all of us are being invited to share our mission and message. If you use these social media venues, please take a minute to “follow” us on Twitter and “like” our Facebook Fanpage. Even if you do not use Facebook and Twitter you can follow the links to see what the pages look like.

Chances are you also have friends, relatives, students, coworkers and others who use Twitter and Facebook. So please share this with them and encourage them to “follow” us on Twitter — and “like” our CSJ Boston Facebook Fanpage — .

This small action is one concrete way you can join with us as we enter into this year of “daring to continue to dream…not just for ourselves but for our many neighbors in this universe.”

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June 24, 2013

CSJ Boston Soundings Update June 19, 2013

Our latest edition of Soundings Update is now available at:

Read about

  • The Literacy Connection Celebration of Gratitude and Accomplishment
  • Visit with our New Mexico Associates
  • Annual Welcome Summer CSJ Picnic
  • Pennies for Peru [Loose change welcome too! ]

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Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God