Boston CSJ Constitution
The leaders of 161 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations, and health care providers, serving people and communities in every state of the nation, have issued a letter to the Trump Administration and Congress, asking them to:
As we began the second weekend of our Chapter of Affairs, our facilitator, Chris Partisano, CSJ, reminded us that this weekend was an opportunity to spend time together in deeper reflection and decision making as we envision our future.
As the Sisters of St. Joseph come together for this year’s Leadership Assembly, it is important for us to be united with others and join in prayer and action for our planet, for good jobs, in a clean energy economy and for the protection of vulnerable communities.
Each time we prepare for a General Chapter, we select a theme. Through prayer, discussion, and listening, the theme that has emerged for our 2017-2018 Chapter is “Impelled by God’s inclusive Love”. The entire General Chapter process is a time of communal discernment and decision making that emerges from communal...
Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and our Associates are disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Brighton, MA: Last week, while tensions between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [DPRK] quickly escalated, 700 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious meeting in Orlando, FL issued a public statement imploring President Donald J. Trump to engage in dialogue and negotiation.
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Brighton, MA: Nearly 500 friends, former students, and supporters packed the Ballroom at Boston’s Seaport Hotel on April 19, 2017, for the fourth annual “Living the Dream” Dinner which supports the sisters and honored Jim and Mary Judge with the “Dear Neighbor” Award presented by Sister Rosemary Brennan, President of...
Recently, Trish Appert, Executive Director of Bethany Hill Place, was interviewed on “The Framingham Beat.”
The final edition of 100 Days of Prayer covering April 1-30 is attached. We are so grateful to the CSJ Orange Communications office and their St. Joseph Justice Center for their generosity in sharing this timely resource.
Sisters Mary Jane Cavallo, SNDdN, Betsy Goodwin, OSF, and Anna Edge, CSJ, process outside for the silent prayer vigil on Cambridge Street.
Brighton, MA: As people committed to justice, nonviolence, unifying love and communion with the Earth Community, we, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, together with our Associates, stand in solidarity with our Native American sisters and brothers, especially of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The following is an excerpt from an article by Kristen Daniels in the July 18, 2016, Global Sisters Report
(St. Louis, MO): On June 16, 2016, the Leadership Council of the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, representing 7500 sisters, associates, and agrégées in the United States, affirmed the following statement in support of human rights for farmworkers:
We invite you to set aside five to ten minutes of contemplative prayer for our country during this critical time in our political environment.
Watch the Catholic TV Network as Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ shares her vocation story and deep desire to build relationships through spiritual motherhood.
Thirteen CSSJs and Associates Visit El Salvador for the 35th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the North American Churchwomen
On November 28, 2015 a delegation of 100 women religious and supporters will travel to El Salvador to mark the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of four U.S. missionaries who were assassinated by the Salvadoran military for their advocacy on behalf of refugees and the poor.
As a Sister of St. Joseph of Boston, Sister Eustace lived the words of our Constitution: ”We strive in every aspect of our lives to be for others a visible sign of God’s presence and active love.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) welcomes the creation of national standards to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate climate change. Such limits are essential to the health and welfare of all people, especially the most vulnerable, and to the wellbeing of our common home.
Living the Dream: Sisters of St. Joseph Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God
by Kristen Donoghue McCosh, Mount St. Joseph Academy, 1986
Marian Batho, CSJ, was interviewed by Boston Catholic Radio in a two-part series about the Year of Consecrated Life. These interviews aired at 4:30am on January 18 and 25. Here are the links to these interviews
In 2007 the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as a National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness in an effort to raise consciousness about this global, national and local issue. In 2010-2015, President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
We, Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and our Associates, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, support President Obama’s executive actions on behalf of aspiring Americans and their families.
“The Sisters have done more than educate thousands of Boston-area children over the last century; they have been on the front lines in the Catholic Church's relentless effort to help struggling, poor and working class families.” -- Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican
Menino's work on behalf of ordinary people reflects the values that energize us CSJs as a religious congregation to foster “unity and reconciliation” of “neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God.”
Friday, October 31, 2014 at noon
At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 12-15, the approximately 750 participants discussed some of the essential considerations facing religious life and its leaders under the theme of “Holy Mystery Revealed in Our Midst.”
“Finding a buyer who wishes to respect our tradition and history at Mont Marie is a source of great gratitude for us. Over 70 of our Sisters will continue to live on the Mont Marie property after the sale, so we are at the beginning of what we expect to...
"If you don't love what you are doing, you aren't going to do a good job," said Sister Virginia Kelleher. If you have ever met with Sister Virginia you know what an accurate description that is of her life's work. Sister Virginia is a shining example of not only dedication, but inspiration.
Facing imminent danger, the leader of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Sienna in Mosul, Iraq has called her sisters throughout Iraq to a time of intense prayer and retreat to beg God for the protection of the Iraqi people, especially the minority Christian community. As the Dominican Sisters of St.
The Boston Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Daughters of the Heart of Mary of Holyoke have lovingly and generously offered space for approximately 30 Sisters that will allow them to live in groups.
“If you could develop a program that would empower women what would you do?” After much discussion, research, and prayer on the part of many people, The Women’s Table was born.
S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution)
Brighton, MA: In celebration of the Sisters of St. Joseph 140 years of service and presence in Boston, over 350 friends, former students, and supporters attended the first annual Living the Dream dinner held on March 27, 2014, at the Seaport Hotel. For 140 years, the Sisters of St.
Join us on a customized heritage pilgrimage designed to deepen our awareness of the origins of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Follow a link to NCR article about NCSW's inaugural event. Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ, Campus Minister at Regis College is quoted in this article.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Region I – Boston Unit
For Immediate Release
Boston, MA: Local Catholic Sisters representing sixteen congregations in the Greater Boston area will gather on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm at 637 Cambridge St. Brighton, MA, to commemorate the eighth annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
“He belonged to the country but in a special way to the people of Massachusetts....Ask not what your country can but what you can do for your country. Did he have any idea of what he was going to do for his country? Of course he didn’t.
We have learned that the families of two of our current employees have been directly impacted by the deadly path of destruction left by the typhoon. The staff and residents of Bethany are reaching out to respond to these employees and their families.
The purpose of the visit was to put a local focus on the gift of Catholic education nationally and to honor the contributions to education by the Sisters of St. Joseph during their 140 years in the greater Boston area.
"It was a real experience for me," Powers said of her March trip to Guatemala with Takacs. "Walking with the poor and their struggle for justice, just of basic human rights that we just assume people have. And they don’t.
When the World Series began, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, with the Boston order living in Brighton, e-mailed their fellow sisters in St. Louis with a friendly wager.
As Sister Ellen pointed out, slavery comes in different forms but it is slavery none the less. I, and my fellow church members, left Holy Ghost not just enlightened but also anxious to help out the work of Sister Ellen and her fellow Sisters of Saint Joseph.
Brighton, MA: On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Sister Rosemary Brennan, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, welcomed business leaders of the Brighton and Allston Communities to the sixth annual Fall Luncheon which benefits two Brighton-Allston ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The Sisters of St. Joseph celebrated the 140th anniversary of their founding in Boston with a Mass at St. Agatha Parish in Milton. They were the first teachers at the parish's school 72 years ago.
Seeing children blossom and adults discover untapped potential are among the "little miracles'' at Bethany Hill School, said Kelly. "I like to compare my work at Bethany Hill to a garden,'' she said. There's the metaphoric garden of planting seeds of change in residents' lives, but also a literal garden...
The final panel discussion addressed the care Catholic institutions provide for refugees and immigrants. Sister Pat Andrews, CSJ, who directs an outreach ministry called The Literacy Connection commended the perspective that Catholic Charities director of Refugee and Immigrant Services Marjean Perhot and O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science student Elba...
There are many reasons to mark our 140th Anniversay in Boston. Perhaps the most important reason is the millions of students, families, parishioners, clergy and co-workers to whom we are deeply grateful.
“We try to follow the signs of the times,” said Sister Anne Conway, who lives in Weymouth with Sister Rita McCormack and Sister Miriam Ringer.
What: Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Celebrate 140 years of daring to continue to dream with and for the people of Boston
...a day of prayer, fasting, advocacy during this pivotal moment for comprehensive immigration reform.
Brighton, MA (09/27/13) On Friday afternoon, September 27, 2013, sisters and employees at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Brighton, MA joined in the "Play Me, I'm Yours” Piano Project and enjoyed a little musical fun.
Brighton, MA (09/21/13) As women of the Church rooted in the Gospel whose mission is to deepen relationships with God and neighbor without distinction, the Sisters of St. Joseph joined in this day of prayer, fasting, and advocacy to transform our hearts and our immigration system.
Brighton, MA (08/28/13) Exactly 50 years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Sisters of St. Joseph, Associates, co-workers, neighbors, local business professionals, elected officials, and civic representatives gathered at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse.
Local Catholic Sisters representing congregations in the Greater Boston area gathered on January 6 to commemorate the sixth annual National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Over 125 sisters, associates, friends, and neighbors joined in a prayer vigil for an end to the evil of modern-day slavery.
Milton, MA: On Saturday, April 6, over 250 participants gathered at Fontbonne Academy for the sixth symposium offered by the Boston Unit of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious [LCWR] Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Since 2008 this coalition has offered education about the nature of human trafficking, the evils of human trafficking, and...
BRIGHTON, MA : On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Sister Rosemary Brennan, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, welcomed business leaders of the Brighton and Allston Communities to the fifth annual Fall Luncheon which benefits the Brighton/Allston ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Milton, MA : Labouré College (Labouré) and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston today announce the sale of the former Aquinas College property on 303 Adams Street in Milton. Labouré, a small, private, Catholic college with a distinct focus on education in nursing and health sciences, has acquired the...
BRIGHTON, MA : On June 24, 2012 the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston participated in the Transition of Leadership for their congregation. Over 500 sisters, associates, colleagues, friends, and family members were present at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton, MA for the Mass of celebration.
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