Novices in Peru Looking Forward to First Profession of Vows.
PERÚ – Sisters Felicita Sanchez and Agripina Morales, novices in the Peru Vice Province, have now begun their studies at the Marcelino Champagnat University in Lima. They are enthusiastic about their studies and are learning to balance their responsibilities both to their classes and to the community. Both of these women have asked to make their first vows in the congregation and will celebrate this happy occasion on May 1. Sister Zaida Perez is directing them. Read more….
Transformation of Religious Life
USA – The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) invited participation in Spring 2012 in one of five workshops to be held across the US. Topics include Mission; Theology and Spirituality of Religious Life; Congregational Life and Discernment; and Skills for Life and Mission. These workshops are designed especially for congregational members committed to shaping the future of a prophetic Religious Life, including elected leaders, formators, general membership and new members. Sisters Mary Pellegrino (Baden), Amy Hereford (St. Louis) and Jeanne Branchaud (Springfield) are among the Sisters of St. Joseph who participated. Read more….
12 Marks Conversations
USA – Sisters of St. Joseph are joining other religious women in the minority cohort (ages 20-60) as they sense the urgency to commit themselves to the future of religious life as it is emerging today. They find themselves longing for community living that energizes for mission. Beginning in advent 2011, they have engaged in a process of contemplation and a shared circle with religious across the US and Mexico in process to explore what this might mean for them. The process will come to its completion on Pentecost when the women will explore moving into action. Read more….
Gathering of the Future
RACINE, WI – Some representatives of the newer and younger Sisters of St. Joseph gathered for a conference in Racine WI in April planned and led by some of the formation directors who guided conferences and reflections for the women gathered there. This gathering generally occurs every other year.
SPRINGFIELD, MA – Sister of St. Joseph Lorry Villemaire will present a labyrinth workshop titled “Call to Universal Wholeness” Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 – 2:00 at the Mont Marie Senior Residence in Holyoke. Children and adults walk the portable labyrinth at Mont Marie in this file photo.The program, sponsored by the Labyrinth Connection of Western Massachusetts in collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Westfield, will feature a day of relaxation, retreat and rejuvenation. Read more….
Two Congregations of Sisters of St Joseph Now One
AUSTRALIA – Easter week brought great news for two Congregations of Sisters of St Joseph when a Decree arrived from Rome approving the request that the Sisters of St Joseph Tasmania merge with the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Read more….
Art Is Essential to Life
FLORIDA – S. Diane Couture paiting face of Jesus on glass.Sister Diane Couture believes that “Art is Essential to Life” and recognizes the need to integrate spirituality and the arts. Sister is the Executive Director of the St. Joseph Ministries’ Stained Glass Studio in St. Augustine. She designs, paints, fabricates and restores stained glass for communities of worship, Read more….
CONCORDIA, KS – The Concordia Community Garden of Hope has been awarded a $2,150 grant through the Kansas Community Gardens Project, a joint initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension. The Concordia garden is one of only 24 projects in the state to receive this funding, which will help pay to build raised garden beds for those with limited mobility and to purchase compost tumblers. Read more….