~~~~~~~ Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston:
Statement on election of Pope Francis
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are genuinely pleased about the election of Pope Francis I and we offer our prayers, support, and blessings as he assumes the leadership of our Catholic Church. We look forward to working with Pope Francis in continuing to build a Church whose active inclusive love encourages and supports the gifts and wisdom of all of its members. We pray that he will be a courageous advocate for unity and reconciliation, an advocate of the oppressed and marginalized, and an untiring voice for the protection of the dignity and rights of all persons.
with the compassion of God,
we Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston,
women of the Church,
rooted in the Gospel together with our
Associates, are impelled by the
active, inclusive love of God to:
deepen our relationship with God
and the dear neighbor
foster prophetic communion;
and journey into the future with
Sisters of St. Joseph
and Associates throughout the world,
and with all God's creation.