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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.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.4 Summer 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.4 Summer 2019

On July 16, there was a hearing at the State House on the “Lift Our Kids Out of Deep Poverty” bills (S.36 and H.102). The bills would increase Transitional Assistance to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) over the next several years until grants reached 50% of the federal poverty level.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.3 June 26, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.3 June 26, 2019

From May 30 to June 2, Pat Quinn, CSJ, and JeanmarieGribaudo, CSJ, attended a conference of the Collaborative Leadership Development Program (CLDP), a gathering of sisters under 65 who have participated in leadership development programs.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.2 June 12, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.2 June 12, 2019

On May 13, sisters, associates and agrégée candidates from Maine, Springfield, Boston, Concordia, and Egypt gathered in Winslow, Maine, for lacemaking workshop hosted by Judy Donovan, CSJ, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyon, Maine. Guided by Janet Lander, CSJ, Concordia, our week was full as we discovered the basics of lacemaking.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.1 May 29, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.2.1 May 29, 2019

The Women’s Table hosted its sixth annual fundraiser, “A Place at the Table,”on May 8, 2019. The Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse foyer, fireside room,and chapel came to life as more than 170 attendees mingled over hors d’oeuvres and wine…

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.9 March 20, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.9 March 20, 2019

Joyful, energized, blessed and grateful are but a few of the adjectives that describe ourexperience at the CSSJ Atlantic Federation meeting from March 5 -7 in the Hamptons. It isalways delightful to be with our CSSJ Sisters.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.4 – January 9, 2019

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.4 – January 9, 2019

This week is National Migration Week. The Catholic bishops and the Catholic Church support humane immigration reform. Catholics are called to stand with immigrants and refugees as our brothers and sisters. This is who the Catholic Church is. As Catholics, this is what we do.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.3 – December 26, 2018

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.3 – December 26, 2018

The Immigration Committee organized meetings at St. Joseph’s Hall, Bethany Health Care Center, Fontbonne Convent and the Motherhouse to make a significant response to the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the “public charge” rule.

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.2 – December 12, 2018

the MORE… Online Updates Volume 4.1.2 – December 12, 2018

The Immigration Committee organized meetings at St. Joseph’s Hall, Bethany Health Care Center, Fontbonne Convent and the Motherhouse to make a significant response to the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the “public charge” rule.

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