Monthly Archives: September 2019

St. Joseph Workers Join with Others to Celebrate the Season of Creation!

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, our St. Joseph Worker NY Program collaborated with the CSJ Earth Matters Committee to sponsor a ‘Nuns & Nones’ gathering. A beautiful day spent with all of created beings to reflect on our interdependent nature and our call to move deeper into our oneness. The ritual Council of All Beings was a powerful testament to

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Celebrating Our Diamond Jubilarians

On Sunday, September 21, 2019 the Congregation celebrated the fidelity and service of its Sisters who have been members for 70, 75, and 80 years. Family members, friends and Sisters gathered in Sacred Heart Chapel at 2:00 PM to share in the liturgy. After the liturgy concluded, the Jubilarians and their guests gathered for a joyful celebration and lunch in

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Recommit to Racial Justice Event

On Sunday, Sept. 29, a spectacularly pleasant early fall day, 40 sisters, associates, St. Joseph Workers and neighbors committed to forgo the beautiful day outdoors and spend the afternoon grappling with the deep and often uncomfortable work of racism and white supremacy.  The Kick-off event sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph was facilitated by Colleen Ross, Communications Manager for

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September 30

 Rosh Hashanah  Reflection Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, is the beginning of 10 days of soul searching and repentance. The themes of the High Holy Days are meant to create a sensitivity and appreciation for the precious significance of everyday existence. For all of us, focusing on human mortality and the factors that wreak havoc upon human

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September 29

Reflection If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead. Luke 16:31 In this parable the rich man’s condemnation was not because he was wealthy but because he was indifferent. Life was good. The fact that there was a hungry, homeless, sick person on his doorstep was

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September 28

Reflection It seems that suddenly we have come to the end of September. Wasn’t it just Spring? Time slips away and only the present moment is what is real. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow”. It is a reminder that life is precious. To rush busily through our days without noticing the unfolding of the seasons, the maturing of our children, the

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September 27

Reflection At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family. It is about protecting both the human environment and the natural environment. To embrace our role as stewards of God’s creation, we must employ

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September 26

Reflection An ecological asceticism works to restore right relations between humankind and otherkind. Rather than the medieval construct of the hierarchy of being…ecological asceticism reconfigures that pyramid into a circle of life with human beings thoroughly interwoven with all other creatures, special in virtue of being conscious and free but utterly interdependent on others for their life. The prophetic response

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September 25

Reflection The most pressing moral and spiritual question of the age is – what is our relationship with the earth and how do we set it right again? What is it that needs to be done? If what we have learned from culture and its economic and political world view is a hierarchical world view that elevates the human species

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CSJ Leads in Modeling a Sustainable Environment

Sister Karen Burke became the CSJ Coordinator of Land Initiatives for the Sisters of St. Joseph  in August 2016. Her goal was to implement the relationship of congregational  lands  to the Land Ethic Statement approved by the Sisters in 2015.  Since then she has led the congregation  in modeling best practices “that can be replicated throughout Long Island, because we

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