Moving toward Resurrection

Invitation to Writers

INTERNET – We invite you to share your news with the CSSJ Newsletter community. Let us know what is going on in your congregation, province or region. Email to or click here to submit your news online. You can also forward this site to other sisters who may be interested.

Healthcare Seminar on the Web

ONLINE – The Affordable Healthcare Act (Healthcare reform) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation to positively impact the poor in the United States in recent history.  It is also one of the most misunderstood. The US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph sponsored a presentation by Ascension Health about the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Sisters of St. Joseph co-sponsor Ascension Health.

St. Joseph Day 2012

Australia – Sisters of St. Joseph around the world celebrated March 19. Saint Joseph, as Sister Anne Derwin Congregational Leader  recently spoke of,  is the one “who in the scriptures was certainly one of the least through whom and with whom God’s mission was exercised.”  The work begun by Mary MacKillop and Julian Tenison Woods continues to respond to the needs of those least in society and church. Read more….

Partida de uma missionária

Brasil – Depois de longo  tempo e preparação, após ter acalentado o sonho missionário, Ir. Vilma de Oliveira, nascida na Bahia, e já tendo realizado várias tarefas em sua Província, Lagoa Vermelha, partiu para a missão de Mocimboa da Praia, em Moçambique. Foi no dia 13 de março. Malas prontas, despedidas,  tudo conforme pede uma viagem internacional pela SOUTH AFRICA, Ir. Vilma veio até São Paulo e daqui viajou  à tardinha. De manhã a Comunidade da Casa Provincial a convidou para uma oração de comunhão na missão e envio. [Leia mais]

Honored for Peacebuilding

BADEN – The Sisters of St. Joseph were honored on Feb 22, 2012 for their initiatives in resolving conflicts, restoring peace and building communities in their region. Congratulations! See more….

The 2012 Gathering of Sisters in Their 20s and 30s

20s and 30s 2012Over Martin Luther King weekend, 18 sisters from 15 different congregations gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery for the annualGiving Voicegathering of sisters in their 20s and 30s. Over the next few Updates we will be sharing reflections from some of the participants. Sarah Heger, a 30 year old Sister of St. Joseph from St. Louis, shares here some of her experience at the gathering:

“We told our stories-that’s all.  We sat and listened to each other and heard the journeys of each soul.”  Read more…. (scroll down)

Latinamerica at the UN

Griselda Martinez Morales along with a team of Sisters proposed to form a group that create channels to enable the Latin American realities to be present at the United Nations. The core team for this group would consist of the following Congregations: Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (RGS), Sisters of the Providence –UNANIMA; International Presentation Association (IPA); Congregations of Saint Joseph (CSSJ). Read more…

Making Lace, Making Peace

CONCORDIA, KS – This retreat is designed to give individuals an experience of the practice of making bobbin lace in a contemplative setting. Lacemaking, as contemplative practice, creates in us heart-space where our communion with God and neighbor without distinction may be woven in our lives, as surely as the design of threads and spaces unfolds at our fingertips. Read more….

Sister Anne Bryan Smollin to Receive Award

Albany, NY – Sister Anne Bryan Smollin, CSJ, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Bishop Edwin B. Broderick Award from the Albany Diocesan Office of Evangelization, Catechesis and Family Life. The awarded will be given during the opening keynote and prayer service (May 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m.) for the 39th Spring Enrichment Program. Read more….

Poetry in Motion

Sister Ann Patrice Carrigan is a talent agent- a 21st century career for a Sister of Saint Joseph. Please click here for Sister Ann Patrice’s story!

Celebrating Women of Justice, Harmony and Peace

As we celebrate International Women’s Day Carmel Pilcher rsj gives thanks for the diverse contribution of women. Read more….

Young Lawyer working for Justice Joins the CSJs

New Orleans – Alison McCrary graduated from Loyola Law School in May and is in formation to become a nun in the Congregation of St. Joseph. She lives with a group of sisters in a house near Bayou St. John, and every night at 6.p. m. they sit down to eat together and share after-dinner prayers. Read more….


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