Serving the Dear Neighbor
                                    without Distinction

 

Always seeking “the More”

 

“Profound Love of God”

 

 

“Creating Ever-Widening
                       Circles of Relationships”

“Unifying Love”

“Relationship is at
                the Heart of Mission”

“Serving the Dear Neighbor without Distinction”

 

Always seeking “the More

           

 

 

“Profound Love of God”

“Creating Ever-Widening Circles of Relationships”
n

“Unifying Love”

“Relationship is at the Heart of Mission”

Boston CSJ Heritage Video Series – October 2-15, 2019

Each year, on October 2 and October 15 we celebrate two significant events in our CSJ history. October 2, 1873 is the day when the first four Sisters of St. Joseph arrived in Boston. October 15, 1650, more than two centuries earlier, marks the official founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph by six sisters in Le Puy, France. To mark these anniversaries, we have developed brief videos in which Sisters Betsy Conway, Jeanmarie Gribaudo, and Pat Andrews speak about what impels them now continue the tradition of our mission of unifying love and share it with others.

Beginnings in Le Puy, France

If every age has its own paradoxes, seventeenth century France in which we had our beginnings was certainly no exception. On the one hand, it was an age of hierarchy and order, a period dominated by classical harmony and external propriety. On the other hand, this century had seen thirty years of war (1618 – 1648) which left in its wake a population reduced to a struggle for existence. Widows and orphans, especially, suffered from famine, disease, and poverty.

In the midst of this misery, the Spirit brought together the Jesuit missionary, Jean Pierre Médaille, and a group of women who shared a compassion for their neighbors and a conviction that their own salvation, service to those in need, and proclaiming the glory of God were one and the same.  This Little Design began quietly in small towns of south central France. It spread unobtrusively for 150 years and after the French Revolution it blossomed, grew, and changed in ways previously undreamed of. 1 As Médaille encouraged, they went about this work doing anything of which a woman is capable. Read more on our website at https://www.csjboston.org/who-we-are/our-mission-history/

 1Based on Mary M. McGlone, CSJ, Anything of Which a Woman Is Capable, © 2017, U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph

 

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September 2019: Sisters of St. Joseph Participate in Catholic Day of Action Event for Immigrant Children

Over 30 sisters, associates, St. Joseph Workers, and partners in mission from the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joined with over 400 individuals in the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children, part of a “Stop the Inhumanity” campaign designed to increase the visibility of the Catholics who are willing to take risks on the issue to increase pressure on the U.S. government to end child detention.

Aug 12-16, 2019: Anti-Gun Violence – Join Our CSSJ Federation Week-long Social Media Campaign

In response to our recent corporate voice statement calling for an end to gun violence, The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is participating in a Anti-Gun Violence Social Media campaign  from Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston is running this campaign alongside the Federation to amplify the reach. You can be a part of widening the reach by visiting our csjboston Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram channels [see icon links at bottom and top of our website]. Come back and visit for the remaining days of this Social Media Campaign!

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