Soundings Update

Volume 37.1.4 January 21, 2015

Volume 37.1.4 January 21, 2015

Mayor Marty Walsh gave his first State of the City Address on January 13, 2015, at Symphony Hall. Pat Andrews, CSJ, director of The Literacy Connection, was invited to offer the Invocation. Current and former students from our Literacy Connection Citizenship class were invited to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Volume 37.1.5 February 4, 2015

Volume 37.1.5 February 4, 2015

The Combined Choirs of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Mount St. Joseph Alumnae made a very special appearance at Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham.

Volume 37.1.7 March 4, 2015

Volume 37.1.7 March 4, 2015

On February 25 and 26, 2015, eight Sisters of St. Joseph from across the US Federation formed a small community of learning to delve more deeply into the Vow of Obedience. Led by Kathy McCluskey, CSJ, their time together opened up the meaning of obedience in general and what it…

Volume 37.1.8 March 18, 2015

Volume 37.1.8 March 18, 2015

The earliest gatherings of associates were held in the Penthouse during March and April of 1986. This past Saturday, March 7, found associates together again in the Penthouse marking a new chapter on our journey.

Volume 37.2.1 April 1, 2015

Volume 37.2.1 April 1, 2015

CSSJ Charism: the Call to the More – The 11th CSJ Heritage Convocation of the Sponsored Ministries and Congregation Ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph was held on March 10, 2015, at Regis College Fine Arts Center.

Volume 37.2.2 April 15, 2015

Volume 37.2.2 April 15, 2015

Help us to stand with you Jesus, you who understood that there is a cross in every resurrection and a resurrection in every cross.

Volume 37.2.4, May 13, 2015

Volume 37.2.4, May 13, 2015

Approximately 400 friends, former students, and supporters attended the second annual Living the Dream Dinner held on April 30, 2015, at the Seaport Hotel.

Volume 37.2.5, May 27, 2015

Volume 37.2.5, May 27, 2015

Pins Tell a Story: Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, was the keynote speaker for Regis College’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Volume 37.2.6, June 10, 2015

Volume 37.2.6, June 10, 2015

“Will you come and follow me if I just call your name?”1 On Saturday, May 30, more than fifty women gathered at St. Joseph Retreat Center, Cohasset, in response to the associate retreat theme, Awakening to the Call of Creation.

Volume 37.3.1,  June 24, 2015

Volume 37.3.1, June 24, 2015

As students, tutors, sisters, associates, families, and friends gathered for The Literacy Connection’s annual Celebration of Gratitude and Accomplishment, Pat Andrews, CSJ, addressed the adult students with the comment, “You are the example. You are the catalyst.

Volume 37.3.2 September 23, 2015

Volume 37.3.2 September 23, 2015

It’s no secret that religious congregations around the world are engaged in future planning. Earlier this month Peggy Sullivan, CSJ, traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to work with the Provincial Team of the Anglo-Irish Province of the Religious of Christian Education [RCE] as they envision their future.

Volume 37.3.4, October 7, 2015

Volume 37.3.4, October 7, 2015

When Marian Patricia, CSJ, heard about the encyclical, Laudato Si’, she was curious – curious about what Pope Francis’ was going to say. “There’s a lot in it,” she says. “It makes you conscious of the world and what we’re doing to it.” For Marian, the challenge then became, “What do we do with our own lives as we consider Earth, our common home?”

Volume 37.3.5, October 21, 2015

Volume 37.3.5, October 21, 2015

Five Sisters of St. Joseph from the Regis Faculty were part of the College’s Celebration of our Boston CSJ Founders’ Day. Mary Rita Grady, CSJ, archivist at Regis, spoke of the first four sisters who arrived on October 2, 1873, and four days later opened a school for girls in St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Jamaica Plain.

Volume 37.3.6, November 4, 2015

Volume 37.3.6, November 4, 2015

On October 20, 2015, the Mission Advancement Office hosted the annual Fall Luncheon with the Allston and Brighton Boards of Trade. Peggy Sullivan, CSJ, greeted those who gathered saying, “I welcome you today to this annual neighborhood gathering of business and political professionals.

Volume 37.3.7, November 18, 2015

Volume 37.3.7, November 18, 2015

The Women’s Table hosted a day-long program entitled “Peace Begins with Me” for mothers and caregivers on Saturday, November 7 , 2015 in the Penthouse. The CSJ Unity & Non-violence Grant helped support this effort, which provided participants an opportunity for self-care, relaxation and guided stress-reduction exercises throughout the day.