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Respect for ALL Rally

October 5: National Day for Human Dignity and Respect for ALL Sisters of St. Joseph, Associates, co-ministers,and friends attended rallies in Brentwood, Brooklyn, and New York to demand dignity and respect for ALL families, and to call on Congress to pass immigration reform this year. More than 160 rallies were planned throughout the United States. Karina Claudio-Betancourt (Academia Maria Reina,

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Sister Maryann Ricciopo Honored

Sister Mary Anne Ricioppo, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 55 years, died in Transfiguration Convent, Williamsburg, Nov. 11, 2012. Formerly Sister Mary Marcellus, she ministered for47 years in Transfiguration parish as teacher, mentor and friend. She was part of the fabric of the neighborhood, ministering to countless immigrant families. In her memory, Hooper street

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Rockaway Schools Survive Sandy

          After Superstorm Sandy, Sister Peggy Conway of The Mary Louis Academy assisted St. Francis de Sales School and St. Camillus School in the Rockaways by obtaining a generous donation from Best Buy.  The donation included 20 new laptops along with notebooks, crayons, glue and other supplies for their classrooms.  The efforts in obtaining these donations were in honor

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Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

Sister Beth Johnson This is a link to a lecture S. Beth Johnson gave this summer at Boston College on the subject of her new book, due out in January. The title of the talk is the same as the title of the book. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love    

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Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Annual Conference

S. Helen Kearney, S. Pat Mahoney, and S. Kathy McKinney attended the Leadership Conference of Women Religious annual conference, August 13-16 in Orlando. Approximately 825 participants gathered for this event that focused on “Leadership Evolving: Graced, Grounded & Free” and included a keynote address by Sister Ilia Delio, OSF. LCWR finished its annual assembly on August 16 and concluded its

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Sister John Raymond honored by St. John’s University

Donald J. Harrington, CM., President  Sr. John Raymond McGann, C.S.J. 232 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 Dear Sister John Raymond: As you may realize, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of your doctoral degree from St. John’s University. During those 50 years you have represented St John’s very well as an alumna and as a woman of the Church. We are

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S. Karen Burke named to Federation Leadership Steering Committee

Federation Leadership Program Takes Shape In the traditional understanding, leadership has often been considered the forte of a few – those at the head of an organization or having a position of authority.  With a paradigm shift in this understanding, with leadership seen more as partnership than patriarchy, more as creatively working together than top-down control, it becomes clear that

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S. Janet Kinney Receives Pax Christi Award

Pax Chriti Metro New York held its Annual Peacemaker Awards reception on May 19, 2013. Sister Janet Kinney, CSJ, Executive Director of Providence House was one of the awardees. Janet was honored for her leadership and her continued expansion of the Providence Houses that assist  homeless, abused and formerly incarcerated women and their children by providing  housing and support services.

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S. Joan Gallagher honored by St. Francis College

S. Joan Gallagher, CSJ S Joan lives as a member of the core community of Providence House II providing hospitality to women and children in need of transitional housing. It is through the day to day living in this community that continues to teach S. Joan the realities of life and that works of charity and justice go hand in

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