As Sisters of St. Joseph living in the 21st Century, we believe in the power, presence and love of God working through an evolving universe and in God’s self-communication through Jesus Christ. As women of the Church, we recommit ourselves to Jesus’ mission as we move with the Spirit to bring about God’s reign and seek to promote justice, to live lives of non-violence and to respond to the needs of our time.

Chapter 2011 Direction Statement
In 17th century France in the small village of LePuy, six courageous women envisioned a community rooted in the ‘great love of God and neighbor without distinction.’ Living among the people and moved by this love, these ‘sisters of the neighborhood’ responded to whatever were the needs of the times.
In the spirit of their founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph continue to work tirelessly to bring God’s inclusive love to schools, hospitals, orphanages, health care centers, educational programs for immigrant women, the imprisoned and the forgotten, as well as supporting social justice and eco justice issues.

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CSJ Leadership Team Response to Executive Order on Immigration Ban

As Sisters of St. Joseph (Brentwood, NY) our mission of love of God and neighbor without distinction compels us to commit to just immigration reform so that our nation will always be a welcoming community for those who suffer from war, oppression, deprivation of human rights and climate change. The recent Executive Order directed at immigration does not reflect the values of America nor does it reflect the immigrant population that has graced our shores and formed our nation. Any action that targets a particular culture, race, religion or gender is the antithesis of the country we call home, the United States.

While the forces in our world cause us to remain vigilant our faith calls us to give witness to the healing power of love and compassion, to grow our trust of others, to exercise courage and to remain awake so that we can dissolve false boundaries and bridge divides.

We encourage all to contact your representatives and call them to take the necessary action to rescind this Executive Order and get to work on just immigration reform that upholds the dignity of our sisters and brothers.
CSJ Leadership Team
Brentwood, NY

Preserving This Earth

As Sisters of St. Joseph we believe that we are a part of creation and not apart from it. We seek to treat it with love, respect and justice. The call to ecological justice is part of our deepening spirituality in the 21st century.

As members of this earth community we see ourselves as responsible to work for the good of all. To ignore practices and attitudes which are destructive of any part of this living earth would ignore our belief that we are all united in God’s love.

We believe that creation is the primary revelation of God (Thomas Aquinas) and that a relationship with the earth enhances our spiritual growth. We welcome others to share with us in prayerful opportunities to celebrate God’s creation.

As consumers, we are aware of the impact our habits can have to restore or further despoil the earth. By encouraging our membership and others to be careful in their own consumption and by taking measures to lessen our institutional strain on resources, we hope to minimize our negative impact on the environment.

We are also aware that the land entrusted to our care needs to be kept as pollution free as possible and contribute to the common good of our neighbors. To this end we have adopted a Land Ethic and are returning our land to organic agriculture, doing our share to preserve our aquifers, and planning solar panels to generate energy for our buildings.

We have a responsibility to be aware of varying cultural, political and economic perspectives and the needs of all with whom we share this earth both human and non-human
Chapter Direction Statement 2011.
Enriched by the diversity of persons and gifts, and united in faith and prayer, we find the strength, support and courage we need to speak words of peace and healing to our world.
CSJ Constitutions

    Nourished by prayer, supported by community and energized by ministry, we are constantly addressing the needs of these times.