Category Archives: pope

September 24, 2015

Two Boston CSJs were at the Papal Mass at Catholic University

Two Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston had the opportunity to participate in the Papal Mass at Catholic University on September 23, 2015. Sister Kathleen Carr, CSJ, was there as an alum of Catholic University. Sister Rosemary Brennan, CSJ, our president, attended as a major superior of a religious congregation.

Here are a few pictures they took before and during the Mass:

Kathleen and Rosemary inside security area

Kathleen and Rosemary inside security area

KC w pope's mass program

waiting at security checkpoint

waiting at security checkpoint

Rosemary's view of altar before Mass begins

Rosemary’s view of altar before Mass begins

Mass begins

Mass begins

March 14, 2013

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston: Statement on election of Pope Francis

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston:
Statement on election of Pope Francis
 
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are genuinely pleased about the election of Pope Francis and we offer our prayers, support, and blessings as he assumes the leadership of our Catholic Church. We look forward to working with Pope Francis in continuing to build a Church whose active inclusive love encourages and supports the gifts and wisdom of all of its members. We pray that he will be a courageous advocate for unity and reconciliation, an advocate of the oppressed and marginalized, and an untiring voice for the protection of the dignity and rights of all persons.
A Sister of St. Joseph’s Blog
Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God
www.csjboston.org

March 4, 2013

Prayer for Guidance in Selecting a Pope

As the Cardinals begin their pre-conclave meetings, let us all be with them in prayer. This prayer was written by a Sister of St. Joseph of Baden, PA. It is used here with permission. If you share it please be sure to include Anne Clifford, CSJ’s name.
 
 for Guidance in the Selection of a Pope

Come Holy Spirit,
Enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.
 
Spirit of Wisdom,
Inspire the Cardinals of our Church
To enter their deliberations
For a successor of St. Peter
With openness to your desires
for our Church and the world.
 
Come Holy Spirit,
Enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.
Gift each Cardinal with interior freedom,
And discerning listening, not only to one another
but also to the People of God
whom they are called to serve.
 
Come Holy Spirit,
Enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.
Enable discernment in the midst of confusion.
Be the source of Wisdom as
We join with all the faithful in prayer and fasting,
For the sake of the Church that we love.
Come Holy Spirit,
Enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.
Provide the Church with a Pope
Who will be a true Vicar of Christ—
A prayerful man of wisdom,
With boldness of heart and openness to diversity;
A man of peace
who models compassion and forgiveness.
This we pray for our Church,
That we all may be one in our love
for God and the Dear Neighbor.
Come Holy Spirit,
Enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.
- Anne Clifford, CSJ (Baden)
 
A Sister of St. Joseph’s Blog
Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God
www.csjboston.org