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.

Love and service of the Dear Neighbor without Distinction has been a core value of the Sisters of St. Joseph since the beginning. During this autumn season we celebrate CSJ heritage moments on October 2 [Boston Founders’ Day in 1873] and October 15 [LePuy, France, Founders’ Day in 1650]. In preparation for these events, we asked some of our sisters, associates, agrégées, and partners in mission to tell how they live this core value. Listen to Leanne, one of our Executive Secretaries as she shares her CSJ Boston story.

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Sept. 8 Celebrating our CSJ Boston Founders’ Day

At the turn of next month, the Sisters of Saint Joseph celebrate their foundation in Boston 147 years ago. The Sisters were sought after by Rev. Thomas Magennis, founder of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain, after he witnessed their teaching ministry in New York. In early October of 1873, Sr. Mary Regis Casserly and three other sisters answered the official call from Archbishop John Williams to serve the children of working-class immigrants.

Aug. 18 From “Ladylike Deportment” to the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Raising the voices of the marginalized is essential to achieving equality. The struggle for a voice in government for all Americans was not completed in 1920; our yearning for social justice continues today. We still need voices of inclusivity, like those of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, to be heard – and the the age-old adage still rings true:  A woman’s work is never done.

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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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