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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Sister Margaret Conway

Peggy Conway presently works as Associate Director of Academy Advancement and teaches Leadership Development for juniors and seniors at The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica, NY. Throughout her 36 years as a CSJ, Peggy has not only taught but also served as an assistant principal and principal on the high school level. She is deeply aware that one of the greatest gifts of these years has been the privilege of working with so many dedicated Sisters of St. Joseph as well as lay faculty members as they created opportunities to enable the young women to find their voices, to speak their truths, and to bring the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph to worlds in which they live.

The most recent example of living out the mission involved aid to the survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Peggy worked with alumnae of TMLA in “Secret Sandy” an organization founded specifically to answer the needs of hurricane survivors in Queens and Brooklyn. Toys, clothing, and basic household appliances were gifted and then distributed to those families. Hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to bring new life to many in need. The mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph continued to be alive and vibrant!

In yet another vibrant facet of life, Peggy currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Planning Committee for the CSSJ Federation for sisters 62 years old and under in the Atlantic Region which encompasses CSSJ Congregations from Maine to Florida. Continuing collaboration with these sisters offers a myriad of opportunities for the mission and the charism to continue to grow and to be life giving for all.
Grateful for the many blessings of community life, ministry, and friendships, Peggy is happy to work with others to bring about unity and reconciliation as we continue on the journey.

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