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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Solidarity Statement with Puerto Rico

Solidarity Statement with Puerto Rico

We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY and our Associates, are inspired by the generous outpouring of time, treasure and talents extended by so many in the wake of the terrible devastation delivered  by  Hurricane Maria to the people of Puerto Rico.  Our many decades of being in relationship with these strong and resilient sisters and brothers in our educational and pastoral ministries and in the dedicated lives of our Puerto Rican Sisters compel us to lament the absence of clean water and electricity in approximately 50% of the Island and the slow pace of rebuilding and repairs to its infrastructure.

We recognize the contributions to the recovery by so many individuals, churches, schools, civic organizations, state and local governments, and those of the United States citizen Puerto Rican residents themselves. We condemn the political climate which has denied Puerto Rico the breath and depth of federal assistance extended to disaster areas within the continental United States, which is having a significant impact on the physical and mental well being of the Puerto Rican community and its sustaining ecosystems.  We stand with all of those who acknowledge that the fabric of public trust demands that recovery efforts in Puerto Rico are and must be an immediate budgetary priority for the Government of the United States.

 

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
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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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