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CANADA – Canada Post’s new release of stamps by prominent photographers includes a well-known shot by Michel Lambeth of two Sisters of St. Joseph and a man who helped the sisters in Toronto. The stamp, titled St. Joseph’s Convent School, is one of 35 being released in phases over a five-year period, with seven being introduced this year alone. Read more….
Sisters of St. Joseph in Service to LCWR
Sisters of St. Joseph from various congregations were very much in evidence in providing service to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious:
KANSAS – Sister Marcia Allen was voted in as president-elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious by the nearly 800 members attending the group’s annual meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. Read more….
Outstanding Leadership Award
BRENTWOOD, NY – The LCWR chose to honor Elizabeth Johnson by giving her the 2014 Outstanding Leader Award at their August Assembly. Beth has accepted the honor and received it on August 15 in Nashville.
We, her Sisters in the congregation, are proud of Beth’s contributions and support her outstanding achievements as a theologian and author. Full text of Beth’s acceptance speech….
LCWR Presidential Address
PHILADELPHIA – Sr. Carol Zinn gave the presidential address at the national Assembly in Nashville. She continues to serve the conference as Past-president for the coming year. Full text of her address…. El texto en español….
LCWR Honors Janet Mock
BADEN – Sister Janet Mock, who completes her term as the executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in December, was honored for her “vision, courage, skill, and enormous generosity” at the conference’s annual assembly. View the video tribute:http://bit.ly/JanetMock
CLEVELAND – In a panel discussion, Sr. Nancy Conway listed four factors that had made her more apt to rely on discernment rather than individual competence as a leader. Read more….
Editor’s Reflection on LCWR
by Sr. Amy Hereford
ST LOUIS – I just returned from spending a few days at the LCWR assembly in Nashville TN. It was a great opportunity to connect with women religious from around the country and to engage with them as we reflect together on religious life as the gift we receive and the gift we share with those among whom we live and work…. Read more….
Helping Students Discover Connections
CHICAGO – The Well spirituality center has been hosting 4th and 5th graders for retreats so the students can discover how all people and creation are interconnected. The magic of the program is that just two or three students from 10-12 different Chicago and suburban schools participate. Read more….
ST LOUIS, MO – Sisters of St. Joseph in St Louis are struggling with the violence that has broken out in Ferguson, MO, suburb of St. Louis, over the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Several sisters are joining in Catholic Worker discussions and actions, participating in various rallies, prayer services and contributing to help heal our city and help us address the long-standing and deep seated racism among us. Please hold us in prayer. Read more….
Sisters of St. Joseph Education Association
SAINT LOUIS, MO – Pat Dunphy is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Carondelet from the St. Louis Province. Her dream is to create an educational association of schools sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Currently she is organizing in the US, but she is interested in contacts from around the world. Read more….
People’s Climate March
WORLDWIDE – Sisters worldwide are participating in the People’s Climate March, Sept 21, 2014. The People’s Climate March (PCM) is an upcoming large-scale activist event to advocate global action against climate change, scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in New York City. Described as “an invitation to change everything,” the march was called in May 2014 by 350.org. Although based in New York, the event is intended to be global in scope and implication, and there will be “companion demonstrations” worldwide. Join an event locally…. Check also 350.org and Avaaz.org. Put a note in the comments of the CSSJNEWS blog to tell us where you and/or your sisters will or have marched.
ROCHESTER – In the spirit of joy and thanksgiving, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester are proud to announce the celebration of the Final Profession of Vows of Sister Anita Kurowski. Celebrated on August 30, 2014, Anita says: “It was a truly wonder-filled day, and your prayers and messages were all part of what made it so joyful.” Read more….