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International Mother Earth Day

On April 22, 2020 the US celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. It was the idea of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to focus on environmental conservation after an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. In 2009, Bolivia initiated negotiations on recognizing interdependence among human beings and living species. To foster Harmony with Nature the United Nations General…

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Spring Liturgy and Luncheon 2020 Update

Our annual Spring Liturgy and Luncheon is a beloved fundraising event for our Sisters, who enjoy inviting friends, family, and supporters into their Brentwood home for the event each year. Unfortunately, this year, COVID-19 is creating unprecedented circumstances. After careful consideration, and exercising an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Spring Liturgy and…

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April 1st Is Census Day

Mark your calendar.  April 1st is Census Day.   Having every person living in the U.S. counted in the 2020 census is a goal Sisters of St. Joseph are working for.  Why?  Because we call ourselves “Sisters of the Neighborhood” and we know what an accurate census count means to everyone who lives around us. THE CENSUS COUNTS All our children…

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Teachable Moments: Thoughts on the General Election – from the Office of Spirituality, the Justice Committee, and the Communications Office

7/1/20 A Teachable Moment – Be Challenged.  Be Empowered. This “Teachable Moment” was written on Primary Day.  Now the 2020 election is clearly on the mind of voters who submitted their ballot in the primary election.     Around that same time, one candidate for the presidency held a major campaign rally, so the 2020 election was clearly on his mind too.   But…

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Witnessing At The Border

In January, our St. Joseph Worker New York volunteers gathered with those from Minnesota and California to provide service at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, TX,  with daily trips with much needed supplies made by some to the tent camps in Matamoros, Mexico. Sister Susan Wilcox, CSJ and  Sister Janet Kinney, CSJ travelled to Brownville, TX (directly across from…

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