the MORE… Update

The MORE Update is a monthly e-newsletter that complements the MORE magazine. Subscribe to the MORE Update to stay up-to-date on The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston’s latest news and events.

the MORE… Online Update January 2024

the MORE… Online Update January 2024

On the evening of December 19th, sisters, associates, agrégées, partners in mission, and neighbors from the area gathered to pray for peace. This event was inspired by many ongoing issues…

the MORE… Online Update December 2023

the MORE… Online Update December 2023

In November and December, giving and receiving abounds at Casserly House! In our English Language classes, we celebrate with creating and writing cards for those we love, with poems and treats and laughter while we learn and connect.

the MORE… Online Update November 2023

the MORE… Online Update November 2023

The combined efforts of Boston Sisters, Associates, and Agrégées gifted twelve Associates from New Mexico with experiencing the Boston Community from September 27 to October 4. For years, the Northeast to Southwest bonds have strengthened through exchange visits, Zoom prayer, and more. With the offer of the Neighbor to Neighbor grant, all who chose to travel could do so.

the MORE… Online Update October 2023

the MORE… Online Update October 2023

On October 1, 2023, St. Agatha’s Church was alive with the Spirit as sisters, associates, agrégées, partners in mission, family and friends gathered in prayer, song, and celebration.

the MORE… Online Update June 2023

the MORE… Online Update June 2023

Gracious hospitality is one of the core values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Hospitality is also one of the values here at Bethany Health Care Center, where it is on full display in the recently unveiled Sister Roberta Marie Brown, CSJ Welcome Center.

the MORE… Online Update May 2023

the MORE… Online Update May 2023

April 24th, an evening filled with joy and reconnection, celebrated our myriad accomplishments, from the initial ministries developed in the mid-19th century, to the current ministries that unite us with our community.

the MORE… Online Update April 2023

the MORE… Online Update April 2023

During our St. Joseph Day liturgy, immediately following a powerful video reflecting on their 150 years in Boston, Jean McKinney, CSJ, pronounced her perpetual profession of vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Boston.

the MORE… Online Update March 2023

the MORE… Online Update March 2023

Did you know that workers who receive tips must be paid $6.75 per hour and, if tips don’t add up to the minimum $15 per hour, the employer is required to make up the difference?

the MORE… Online Update February 2023

the MORE… Online Update February 2023

Over one hundred attendees, including twenty-five legislators, gathered together on Thursday, January 26th, at the State House to support the Lift Our Kids Coalition Launch. Sisters Carlotta Gilarde, CSJ, Pat Andrews, CSJ, Nancy Braceland, CSJ, and Maryann Enright, CSJ, were in attendance with others who have been involved with this coalition for a number of years.

the MORE… Online Update January 2023

the MORE… Online Update January 2023

The Boston Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition’s 13th annual vigil to commemorate National Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Day happened on Sunday, the 8th of January…

the MORE… Online Update November 2022

the MORE… Online Update November 2022

Bridges and walls! Our week-long experience in El Paso was about building bridges and breaking down walls. The days were filled with hearing from and walking with scholars, missionaries, and immigrants.

the MORE… Online Update Late Summer 2022

the MORE… Online Update Late Summer 2022

Sister Ann Kaufmann delighted both newcomers and pros alike in her multi-day course on bobbin lacemaking this past late July. The classes were sold out with a waiting list for beginners. One can only hope Sr. Ann will share her time and
talents again.

the MORE… Online Update May 17, 2022

the MORE… Online Update May 17, 2022

At SJSM’s open house, one board member noted, pointing out the scroll-work that adorns the hinges of the main door, “It’s like a microcosm of the whole house—functional, but beautifully appointed!”

the MORE… Online Update April 13, 2022

the MORE… Online Update April 13, 2022

Just before the Pandemic hit, we learned of a new trend “going viral” on YouTube. Assisted Living Communities and Nursing homes around America were doing this new exercise program – Cardio Drumming!

the MORE… Online Update February 18, 2022

the MORE… Online Update February 18, 2022

The anti-trafficking coalition, made up of sisters from various Boston congregations, hosted their 12th annual vigil to commemorate National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

the MORE… Online Update January 31, 2022

the MORE… Online Update January 31, 2022

At Casserly House, Director Donna Stiglmeier engaged in many conversations with recurring and new donors toward the end of 2021. With an amazing amount of generosity (and gratitude!), the calls came in: “I want to give…” Sometimes the callers filled in the blank (toys, hats, gloves), because this is what they always have given…

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 6.6 December 20, 2021

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 6.6 December 20, 2021

When Maryann Enright, CSJ, asked for volunteers, many sisters and associates responded. Our charism of “Unifying Love” impels us to reach out in love to every dear neighbor without distinction. In this case, our dear neighbors are refugees from Afghanistan. The volunteers took inventory and organized donated furniture, linens and clothing contributions…

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.4 January 22, 2020

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.4 January 22, 2020

“. . . The work of raising awareness must begin at home, with ourselves, because only this way will we be able to then make our communities aware, motivating them to commit themselves so that no human being may ever again be a victim of trafficking.” Pope Francis, 2018

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.3 December 24, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.3 December 24, 2019

The Namaste Room at Bethany Health Care Center is a very special place. According to Catherine Sabatini, Special Care Activities Director, it is here that residents of our special care unit find “sensory stimulation and one- on-one love.”

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.2 December 11, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.2 December 11, 2019

In late November, Sisters Betsy Conway, Jeanmarie Gribaudo, Barbara McHugh and Pat Quinn had the privilege of attending the seventh annual Atlantic Region gathering of CSSJ sisters under 65 in Hampton Bays, New York. Sisters Joanie Cassidy and Charlene Diorka from the Philadelphia congregation led us in a contemplative dialogue. The theme of the weekend was “Weaving the Past and Present into the Future”.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.1 November 27, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 5.1.1 November 27, 2019

As part of a program entitled “Tending the Garden to Create a Sustainable Earth” at the Pax Christi State Assembly on November 9, 2019, Betty Cawley, CSJ, participated in a panel of “practitioners.” The springboard for her presentation was our 1992 Corporate Stance on Behalf of the Earth, a prophetic statement that we are still “living into.”

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.9 November 13, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.9 November 13, 2019

One Iron Man, one pirate, two clowns, two Batgirls and a skeleton all walk into the Regis College student center. Scratch that! All ran into the student center. The excitement the Casserly House kids felt as they saw the decorated student center, filled with sounds of welcome and fun, was obvious in their wide eyes and smiling faces.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.6 October 2, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.6 October 2, 2019

Each year, the Regis College Center for Ministry and Service hosts the Sisters of St. Joseph during Regis’ heritage week. This year the featured speakers were students in last spring’s Honors Seminar: Contributing to the Common Good, taught by Mary L. Murphy, CSJ. A course requirement was to offer 30 hours of service at a CSJ Boston Ministry.