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Volume 3.1.1 - November 8, 2017

In mid-October, Anna Edge, CSJ, and Pat Quinn, CSJ, attended the Vocation Directors training workshop sponsored by the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) and hosted by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Volume 2.2.5 - October 11, 2017

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.

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Volume 2.2.4 - September 27, 2017

Ann Marie, for everything there is a season — a time to welcome, a time to express gratitude, and a time to bless you on into the next evolution of your life. In 2003, we welcomed you as our community nurse and little did we know how blessed we would be.

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Volume 2.2.2 - June 28, 2017

Ann Marie, for everything there is a season — a time to welcome, a time to express gratitude, and a time to bless you on into the next evolution of your life. In 2003, we welcomed you as our community nurse and little did we know how blessed we would be.

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Volume 2.2.1 - June 14, 2017

This was the theme of the Biennial Gathering of the Leadership Collaborative Conference that Jeanmarie Gribaudo, CSJ, and I were privileged to attend in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.

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Volume 2.1.12 - May 31, 2017

They are so positive and helpful. I don't know what we would do without them." These words of gratitude from a staff member summed up the spirit of the St. Francis House Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017.

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Volume 2.1.11 - May 17, 2017

Many participants began the April 29 Boston People’s Climate Mobilization event with a lively prayer service at the Arlington St. Church, followed by a procession to the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common for a rally.

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Volume 2.1.10 - May 03, 2017

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.

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Volume 2.1.9 - April 19, 2017

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...

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Volume 2.1.8 - April 5, 2017

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].

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Volume 2.1.7 - March 22, 2017

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.

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Volume 2.5 - February 22, 2017

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.

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Volume 2.4 - February 8, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, Dr. James O’Connell, Co-Founder and President of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program [BHCHP], was warmly welcomed by Pauline Curley, CSJ, to a diverse audience in the Motherhouse Chapel.

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Volume 2.3 - January 25, 2017

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...

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Volume 2.2 - January 11, 2017

This edition of ‘the MORE...update’ reviews details of these offerings of which you are already aware and provides information about additional justice initiatives. All of these events are open to the public. Invite others!

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Volume 2.1.1 - November 30, 2016

Our time with the New England Region Associates [NERA] was sacred. The November 5, 2016, gathering began with contemplative prayer and “Veni Sancte Spiritus” flowed throughout.

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Volume 1.2.8 - November 16, 2016

"Come to the feast of heaven and earth; come to the table of plenty!” Twenty-seven women from greater Boston and beyond did just that by attending The Women’s Table “Peace Begins with Me II” on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

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Volume 1.2.7 - November 2, 2016

Saturday, October 15, was the first meeting of the year for our Associates. The morning started with a welcome, overview of upcoming leadership election process, and an introduction of our new Justice Promoter, Betty Cawley, CSJ, our presenter for the day.

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Volume 1.2.6 - October 19, 2016

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.

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Volume 1.2.5 - October 5, 2016

Sisters, Associates, an d members of Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury, gathered for a light lunch and prayer to celebrate 63 years of life at Holy Name Convent. The pictures and the article tell the story.

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Volume 1.2.4 - September 21, 2016

Sisters, Associates, an d members of Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury, gathered for a light lunch and prayer to celebrate 63 years of life at Holy Name Convent. The pictures and the article tell the story.

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Volume 1.2.3 - August 31, 2016

On June 22, 2016, Norwood Hospital/Cancer Center at Foxboro held a Celebration of Life in partnership with LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

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Volume 1.1.8 - March 17, 2016

National Catholic Sisters Week [NCSW] is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8–14. On March 9, students and faculty from St. Joseph Prep gathered for lunch with sisters who live and work at our Motherhouse.

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Volume 1.1.7 - March 2, 2016

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.

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Volume 1.1.6 - February 17, 2016

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...

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Volume 1.1.5 - February 3, 2016

On January 20, 2016, we came together at St. Joseph Hall to officially welcome Jean McKinney intothe candidate phase of formation for vowed life in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.

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