We are Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Reaching out in circles
of unifying love

We are Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Living our spirituality with
our feet on the street

We are Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Serving God and
our community

We are Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Reaching out in circles of unifying love

We are Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Living our spirituality with our feet on the street

We are Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston

Serving God and our community

Who We Are…

Celebrating more than 145 years of service in the community, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are ordinary women from all walks of life.

We work for unity and reconciliation where there is brokenness, helping people become whole and holy, individually and together. Also known as the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ), we are a Catholic community with over 500 women who are sisters, associates, agregees and volunteers sharing in Christ’s mission of unifying love.

Our first virtual Living the Dream event was a huge success! Thank you to all who participated in this event. Because of YOU and a very, very hardworking committee, we were able to raise funds to support our retired sisters and our ongoing Congregation Ministries! Click through and enjoy the show with our host Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB TV 5, who guided us through the evening. Meet our “Dear Neighbor Award” honorees, Mary Ann Jordan and Hon. Regina Quinlan Doherty. Be sure to watch through to the end when the evening concludes with a number of our sisters singing “Sancte Joseph” which has become a tradition for this event. Click here to view.

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May 11: Papers of Sr. Gretchen Bogan, CSJ Featured by American Catholic Historical Association

The Boston CSJ Archives recently processed the papers of Sr. Gretchen Bogan, CSJ (1915-1999), a talented playwright, poet, artist and teacher. As a longtime professor at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, she directed numerous plays – many of which were her own! The collection contains manuscripts, drafts and compilations of her many works (a number of which were published and performed), as well as notes and edits, personal writings and photographs which serve as a fascinating insight into the creative mind of an artist.

Event Dates

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June 21-25: Traditional Lace Making Lessons with St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries

Bobbin lace is a lace textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. As the work progresses, the weaving is held in place with pins following a pattern or pricking pinned on a lace pillow. In 17th century Europe, lace making earned a better income than spinning, sewing, weaving, or other home-based textile arts.  Fortunately, there was a ready market for lace for the fashionably dressed. The Daughters of St. Joseph (the original name of the Sisters of St. Joseph) in LePuy, France in 1650, were not a cloistered community. Therefore they had to support themselves, and they did so by making lace. CLICK TITLE FOR DETAILS

June 28-July 2: Traditional Lace Making Lessons with St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries

Bobbin lace is a lace textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. As the work progresses, the weaving is held in place with pins following a pattern or pricking pinned on a lace pillow. In 17th century Europe, lace making earned a better income than spinning, sewing, weaving, or other home-based textile arts.  Fortunately, there was a ready market for lace for the fashionably dressed. The Daughters of St. Joseph (the original name of the Sisters of St. Joseph) in LePuy, France in 1650, were not a cloistered community. Therefore they had to support themselves, and they did so by making lace. CLICK TITLE FOR DETAILS

Our Ministries

We fulfill our mission through a diversity of ministries inspired by the ever-changing needs of the Church and the world; we build right relationships and community where we live and work.

These ministries address the interconnectedness of housing, literacy, justice and peace, education, healthcare and more. They embrace our core values of gracious hospitality, love and service of the dear neighbor without distinction, peaceful resolution of conflict, and care for all God’s creation.

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