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CSJ Garden Ministry Recieves NY State Community Growers Award

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets recently announced $500,000 was awarded to nearly two dozen partner organizations through the Community Growers Grant Program to develop and enhance community gardens, school gardens and urban farms across the state. The CSJ Garden Ministry is thrilled to announce they are the recipient of one of these awards, as they are…

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The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Opposes the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule

We, the U. S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, are concerned for all of God’s creation and our sisters and brothers everywhere. We stand with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in our deep concern about the release of the…

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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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