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.

2013 CSJ Dinner Dance Journal

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Meet Us

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Sister Suzanne Franck

Suzanne Franck is Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Academic Advisement at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue. Throughout her 36 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, Suzanne has been an educator and worked as youth minister and Religious Ed director before becoming Pastoral Associate in a newly forming parish.
Highlighting her respect for God’s creation, she, along with many students, staff and faculty constructed a nature trail on the St. Joseph campus for all to enjoy. Suzanne, serving as Campus Minister at St. Joseph College, took groups of volunteer college students on alternative trips including Appalachia to join in the work of our Sisters in ministering among the poor. The care, compassion, and untiring hours spent in building houses, painting, listening to the sick and aging, and providing joy for the Appalachian children was the CSJ mission in action.
Suzanne earned a Ph.D at Fordham University in Contemporary Systematic Theology exploring the relationship of humanity and the rest of creation through ecological trends. She has had a chapter published entitled “Sophia Wisdom and Climate Change”.
The latest endeavor for Suzanne is a result of the CSSJ Atlantic Federation Sisters under 62 group. With a deep desire to rekindle and enflame the CSJ mission and charism into the future, she is coordinating a trip for the Brentwood Congregation to Le Puy- en- Velay, France for July 2015. Her love for LePuy and her sense of connectedness to the CSJ roots comes from her work as a member of the steering committee for the International Young Adult Pilgrimage in 2009. The days and weeks spent with sisters and young adults of diverse cultures, languages and experiences broadened her understanding of the CSJ charism. The inspiration and mission rootedness that Suzanne experienced continues to foster her life choices and interactions with others

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