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LCWR Assembly Explores the Call to Foster Communion a Fractured World

At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), held August 7-10, approximately 800 participants explored the assembly theme of “Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion.” The assembly focused on the urgent need to foster communion and connection in a world plagued by polarization, division, and fractures of communion. Speakers explored insights from new…

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CSSJ Into The Future

Ten Sisters of St. Joseph from Brentwood joined 50 other Sisters of St. Joseph at a national gathering in Chicago from August 2 – August 5. They are members of the CSSJ Collaborative, sisters who are the younger members of their congregations within the US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The focus of the meeting was “Self-emptying Love:…

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JPIC Coordinator Position Open at Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood

Looking for an exciting new ministry? The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY are searching for a Coordinator of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation to staff and coordinate the advocacy efforts of their JPIC Office. To facilitate their response to the issues of our times the Coordinator of the JPIC Office will be responsible to the Leadership Team…

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Sow A Seed

A good comparison for the investment many congregational members made in Rural and Migrant Ministry recently is from the parable about the mustard seed.  The smallest of all seeds becomes a tree that has great value to many of God’s creatures whom the tree provides for.   Recently, many small  donations from Sisters and Associates were able to start a  summer camp experience for the children…

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Sister Janet Kinney, CSJ at the UN

The United Nations has completed key stages of work on two compacts related to migration and refugees, winning cautious praise from migrant advocates and church officials. “Now we have a basis from which to work,” said Sister Janet Kinney, the executive director of the Partnership for Global Justice, a U.N.-based advocacy group. Global compacts are documents that are not legally binding but…

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Sister Nancy Edwards Receives Lumen Christi Award

For more than 40 years, Catholic Extension has asked mission dioceses to nominate their best, brightest and most inspiring people for their annual Lumen Christi (Light of Christ) Award. This year, the prestigious Lumen Christi Award sponsored by Catholic Extension has been awarded to Sister Nancy Edwards, CSJ. After joining the Congregation of St. Joseph and teaching school in her…

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Gracias de tushermanas!

It has almost been one year since hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through many Caribbean islands. Our sisters and their neighbors continue to the work of restoring the island, homes and ministries of the people. After her recent visit, S. Gloria Cruz, CSJ, Vicar of Puerto Rico, asked that her gratitude on behalf of all be shared. ‘Many thanks to…

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United to Keep Families Together!

United to Keep Families Together!

On June 30th Sisters of St. Joseph, Associates and co-ministers gathered with sisters from the Congregation of the Infant Jesus and other friends and neighbors to address the Trump Administration’s policy of separating families at the border. Together they marched and participated in rallies in Huntington, Wantagh, East Meadow, Rockville Centre, Jackson Heights, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. While…

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