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LI Representatives Speak on Immigration

  Six Sisters of St. Joseph as well as Michele Boccia, Director of Pastoral Care at Maria Regina Residence were in the audience at the Mid-Island Jewish Community Center in Plainview on Sunday, April 15, when Representatives Thomas Suozzi and Peter King explained their positions on legislative remedies to address current immigration policy that leaves 11 million undocumented immigrants subject to deportation,…

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SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH HOST PRESIDENTIAL MASS

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH HOST PRESIDENTIAL MASS The Sisters of St. Joseph hosted a Presidential Mass on Sunday for St. Joseph’s College’s newest President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. More than 200 people, including students, faculty and staff from both of the College’s campuses,  crowded into Sacred Heart Chapel to witness the congregation’s formal introduction of Dr. Boomgaarden as the eighth…

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Planning for Cleaner Groundwater

At our March 10th Assembly we discussed plans about constructing two alternative waste management systems on our Brentwood property to replace the ones now in use. One would modernize the system in the motherhouse complex and one would be for the Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility. These systems would reduce the quantity of nitrogen and other nutrients entering our groundwater.…

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National Registry Lists Motherhouse Complex

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Go Solar

Solar Array Project on our Brentwood Campus: We recognize that solar energy is an alternative for fossil fuels as it is a non-polluting, clean, reliable and renewable source of energy. In response to our Land Ethic Statement, we partnered with organizations interested in promoting clean, sustainable energy use and generation on Long Island. With a desire to control energy costs, reduce…

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CSJs Awarded NYS Grant

Our application  for a New York Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grant  has been selected for funding. This $75,000 grant enables us to continue the  process of removing infected trees from the woodlands on the Brentwood campus and replacing them with healthy trees.  It will not only support the NYS efforts to slow down the spread of a hazardous pest,…

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Combined Committee Weekend

The members of all CSJ Standing Committees joined for their annual meeting February 16-18. At this meeting committee members reviewed the past year and planned for the future. The weekend was framed by Margaret Wheatley’s new book Who Do We Choose To Be? Among the discussion topics were: What does a New Way of Working/Being look like? How do I,…

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CSJ Testifies at NYS Assembly

 Water Quality Issues and the CSJs We commit ourselves… To advocate for ethical principles in the treatment of our bioregion and to collaborate with individuals and groups who are committed to these principles. Sisters of St. Joseph Land Ethic Statement As discussed at the Master Plan meetings for the Brentwood property, we have initiated steps to improve the sewage disposable system at our…

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Sister Tesa Receives Renewal Award

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald After 16 years of work in schools throughout the New York area, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald dedicated herself to families impacted by incarceration. “So many people lament over children getting ‘lost in the system,’” she wrote in an essay for HuffPost. “For children of incarcerated mothers, their lives are governed by three critical hours: the hour their mom is…

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