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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Preserving the Land

In 2015 the Sisters of St. Joseph affirmed a Land Ethic Statement to guide our future decisions about our Brentwood property. It is based in our charism and our awareness of the responsibility we all have for the health of Earth and in particular for the Long Island Bioregion. Some excerpts read:

“As Sisters of St. Joseph, our charism calls us to love of God and neighbor without distinction. We believe that all is one and that our call is to an active inclusive love that seeks this union with God and the sacred community of life that includes all of creation – air, soil, water, plants, and animals.”

“We acknowledge our responsibility to balance our communal needs and the needs of Earth now and into the future.”

“We commit ourselves to preserve, protect, restore, and cherish the integrity, biodiversity, balance, and beauty of the land and all the species with whom we share it.”

For the past two years we have been working with the Peconic Land Trust to preserve the land and to return it to agriculture. We have leased parcels of land to farmers, and the fields that once were a working farm are slowly being restored to agriculture. The vegetables grown here will be totally organic and next year they should be available at farm stands for purchase by the local community. View the video below for more information.

Plowing the Field

Plowing the Field

Growing Vegetables

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