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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, 2012

Six Women Enter CSSJ Federation Novitiate

Read about six women who are entering the Sisters of St. Joseph Federation Novitiate

The Federation Novitiate, a common project of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States, is an eight month concentration in the life, spirituality and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Rooted in the shared spirituality and charism of unity and active, inclusive love, the experience offers the novices the opportunity for greater peer interaction and support, are taught by women with experience and expertise from across the congregations, and come to know themselves as part of a larger CSSJ family in the United States and beyond.

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