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TMLA Learning, and Leadership Program at Brentwood

On Wednesday, 15 Seniors from the Service, Learning, and Leadership Program went to Brentwood. While there, there was a tour of the Brentwood property by Sister Joan Gallagher and a ‘Cosmic Walk’ through the pristine forest, which outlined the creation of the universe, earth, and humans. During this Walk, there was an emphasis on ‘one-ness’ and if we see ourselves

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Outdoor Earth Liturgy Closing the Season of Creation

The Season of Creation for 2021ended on the feast of St. Francis October 4th. It was marked on our Brentwood campus on the prior Sunday with the celebration of an outdoor earth liturgy incorporating our connection with the sacred community of Earth. Prayers of repentance were offered for our destructive abuse of Earth, and prayers of commitment were offered for

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HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY TMLA!!!

Eighty-five years ago on September 14 , 1936, 15 young women gathered with 8 Sisters of St. Joseph in the parlor of the Rose Crest Mansion in Jamaica Estates and breathed life into a place we all know and love, The Mary Louis Academy. Over the past 85 years the graduates of TMLA have  impacted our world in every way

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Young People Farm for a Better Future

This summer a number of young women and men joined the Sisters of St, Joseph on our Brentwood campus to learn about organic farming and ecology. Some of them were WWOOFers (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) volunteers, and some were interns working with Amanda Furcall,our land ecologist, All of them came with enthusiasm, energy, and a desire to be

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Resources for Study and Reflection on Racism

  As we continue the slower pace of summer, we invite everyone to commit to join us in one action toward our chapter directive on Widening and Deepening our Prophet Call to Justice. The statement partially states, “In response to the sin of racism and other evil, we pledge ourselves to undergo personal and communal transformation.” This list of resources

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Spirit Alive: Loving Beyond Limits Webinar Series – Register Now

LOVING BEYOND LIMITS Fall 2021 Webinar Series Presented by Spirit Alive: The CSJ Institute for Faith Inquiry and Education The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, NY, their associates, and partners in ministry are committed to promoting justice, fostering diversity and inclusion, and protecting earth, our common home. This webinar series was motivated by those commitments which were affirmed at

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Sisters of St. Joseph Install New President

At a ritual of transferal in Sacred Heart Chapel on August 7, 2021, the Sisters of St. Joseph installed their new President, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald. Sister Tesa retired from her position as Executive Director of Hour Children, Inc.  on July 1, 2021 to take on the position of president of the Congregation. Her Leadership Council consists of four members: Sisters

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FaithLands Highlights Work of the Sisters of St. Joseph

FaithLands is a growing national movement to connect and inspire faith communities to use their land in new ways that promote ecological and human health, support local food and farming, enact reparative justice, and strengthen communities. The Sisters of St. Joseph were highlighted in the recently released Faithlands Toolkit. Dan Heston (PLT) Kim Quarty (PLT), Teddy Bolkas (Thera Farm), and S.

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Land Ecology Interns at Hampton Bays

Amanda Furcall (CSJ Land Ecologist) has been working for the past six weeks with a group of land ecology interns on our Brentwood campus. Last week, they spent two days removing invasive species from the St. Joseph Villa property in the Hamptons. They weeded and mulched the organic garden, cut down vines that strangle trees, cleared bamboo, and cleaned up

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St. Michael’s Academy Dedicates Faculty Room in Honor of Sisters of St. Joseph-

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Flushing honored the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood at a plaque dedication ceremony on Wednesday, May 26, in the school’s faculty room. The Sisters of St. Joseph have had a strong presence at St. Michael’s, located at 136-58 41st Ave., shortly after the school opened in 1851, where they served as administrators, teachers and

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