Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield moving retired Sisters from Mont Marie Motherhouse to Boston area
In an effort to address serious financial shortfalls, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield are preparing to relocate several of their retired Sisters from Mont Marie in Holyoke to new residences in Framingham, Milton and Holyoke, Massachusetts. 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.
It is important to note that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will remain an independent congregation of approximately 235 Sisters with most of them remaining in their current residences and more than half remaining in the Springfield area.
This move comes as the Sisters continue to evaluate options to leverage the Mont Marie property. Doing so will help to close a financial gap and allow our retired and infirm Sisters to live out the rest of their lives with care and dignity.
We wish to emphasize that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will continue to minister to the people of Western Massachusetts and throughout New England.
We also wish to make clear that the Mont Marie Health Care Center will continue to operate as a skilled nursing facility and that the two HUD-supported senior housing facilities, the St. Joseph Senior Residence and the Senior Residence at Mont Marie, will continue to operate as usual. Sisters currently living in the Health Care Center and in the Senior Residences will continue to do so.
To learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield and their ongoing ministries visit: http://www.ssjspringfield.org/