Boston CSJ Constitution
During the past few months as our Congregation Ministries bid farewell to some long-time and deeply loved employees, we have been blest by the presence of four new employees in our two Congregation Ministries and two ministries which have very specific meaning for us.
We came together on April 22, 2017, to celebrate Earth Day and the 25thAnniversary of our Corporate Stance on Behalf of the Earth. Sisters, associates, and friends gathered at our Motherhouse, Fontbonne Convent, and Bethany Health Care Center Chapel to commit ourselves anew to the Care of our Common Home.
Thanks to a mid-March snow storm, Regis College celebrated a belated version of National Catholic Sisters Week on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The event began with a mini-resource fair highlighting our CSJ Boston Congregation ministries: The Literacy Connection, Casserly House, and The Women's Table, as well as Bakhita House, founded...
We talk about our rights but it’s difficult when these rights are denied. On Monday, March 27, 2017, sisters, associates, friends, and neighbors gathered at our Motherhouse for a presentation by Courtney Snagroff, a staff member of PAIR [Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project].
Saturday, March 4, dawned frigidly cold yet with brilliant sunshine as a full complement of associates and sisters gathered to celebrate the election of Laurie Abruzzi, CSJA, and Kathie Shute, CSJA, who will join Mary Ellen O’Connell, CSJ, as our new leadership team.
Our gathering on Saturday, February 11, was smaller than usual due to the weather, but the hearty group welcomed our presenters this day. Joan Duffy, CSJ, spoke with us about the discernment process for selection of new Associate Leadership and having a discerning heart.
Jean McKinney, CSJ, formally entered the Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston on January 16, 2016. The sisters at St. Joseph Hall, where Jean has lived in community, and the Stellman Road local community , where Jean will live during the next phase of her novitiate, participated...
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, many sisters, associates, and others who have offered spiritual programs at St. Joseph Retreat Center gathered to celebrate with gratitude the many graces and blessings we have experienced during our vacation and retreat times since its purchase in 1947.
The gift you have received, give as gift.” [Mt. 10:8] It was in this spirit that seven Boston CSJs and Associates reflected on their experience as part of the 2015 SHARE/LCWR El Salvador Delegation for the 35th anniversary of the assassination of four U.S. Catholic church women.
Viewing and discussing the documentary, Harvest of Empire, was the focus of a gathering of more than 70 participants and hosted by the CSJ Immigration Committee on February 6, 2016. Participants included not only Boston CSJ sisters and associates but also sisters from several other congregations in the area as...