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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Sister Eileen McCann

Sister Eileen McCann

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Sister Eileen McCann was born in the Bronx and brought up in Queens. Eileen has degrees in Education, Religious Studies and Theology and a J.D. from CUNY Law School. She has never had a ministry which she did not love and she has been engaged in a rich variety of opportunities to serve God and others.

Eileen has been an educator both as a teacher and administrator in elementary and secondary schools in Brooklyn and Puerto Rico. She has taught theology in college and English as a Second Language when serving as a pastoral associate in parishes in Brooklyn and Long Island.

Working with adults in peace and justice issues and organizing Long Island Catholics to be major participants in the first national demonstration for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in Central Park in 1982 is a cherished high point in her efforts to expose the richness of Catholic social teachings to those ripe to exercise their public voice in national and global issues.

After the assassinations of Oscar Romero and the four women in El Salvador in 1980, Eileen worked with immigrants and represented those who had escaped the persecution in Central America at asylum hearings at Southside Community Mission. She assisted those who had fled to the United States to adjust their status, find housing and acquire the basic necessities of living. Enriched by sharing life with refugee women and children, she was able to encourage other sisters to open their homes to the same experience and a wonderful collaboration was born. It was this experience, living in Providence House, and the urging of the CSJ Non-Violence Community of which she has been a member since 1986, which converged to lead Eileen to law school, and to her present ministry as a domestic violence attorney where she assists women, many of whom are immigrants, to move from being victims of family violence to being survivors, empowered to reclaim their dignity and to demand the respect that they deserve. Using the legal system to effect justice for women is Eileen’s way of moving with the Spirit to bring about a more just society, to live a life of non-violence and to respond to the needs of our time

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