Impelled by God’s Inclusive Love– What is a General Chapter?
For those who are not part of a religious congregation, an aura of mystery often surfaces when they hear that the sisters who minister among them are meeting for “chapter.” Sisters have done this for centuries but, as the needs of our world evolve, so does the process of General Chapters. During 2017-2018, Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and associates will gather for Chapter Weekends in September, October, February, and March. Each time we prepare for a General Chapter, we select a theme. Through prayer, discussion, and listening, the theme that has emerged for our 2017-2018 Chapter is “Impelled by God’s inclusive Love”.
The entire General Chapter process is a time of communal discernment and decision-making that emerges from communal and personal prayer, contemplative listening, and conversation. We gather in the name of Christ Jesus, impelled by God’s inclusive Love, and confident that the Holy Spirit breathes with and within us.
CSJ Boston Statement on the US-DPRK Crisis
Brighton, MA: Last week, while tensions between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [DPRK] quickly escalated, 700 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious meeting in Orlando, FL issued a public statement imploring President Donald J. Trump to engage in dialogue and negotiation. This statement of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston is based on the LCWR statement
Sisters, associates, partners in mission, and students, reflect on the mission and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in their Sponsored and Congregation Ministries. Click here to view.