Category Archives: vocation

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.

March 27, 2013

Join the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Paschal Triduum – and more

There’s so much to share from just this past week. Our latest edition of Soundings Update is available at:

Join us for our Triduum Liturgies this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

the Paschal Triduum

      March 28– 5:30pm:
           Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
      March 29      Good Friday
       12:00-3:00pm Silent Peace Vigil
           outside the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse
           637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135
          All welcome to come and stay for a while. Bring friends!  
                                  5:30pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
March 30 – 7:00pm:  Easter Vigil
Early this morning, I came across this 4 minute YouTube Video interview with one of our Sisters of St. Joseph from Concordia, KS. The title is:
It’s worth watching. 

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