New Beginnings

Six Novices Continue on the Journey

From left, Sisters Mary Flick, CSJ Carondelet, Alison McCrary, CSJ Congregation of St. Joseph, Clare Bass, CSJ Carondelet, Heather Ganz, CSJ Brentwood, Kelly Smock, CSJ Erie, and Zita Iwuoha, CSJ Baden.

CHICAGO – As students of all ages are heading back to the classroom, six faith-filled women are headed to Chicago for a different kind of education. On Sunday, August 19, 2012, six women from across the United States began the Federation Novitiate.  “I sense it will also be a blessed time of growing,” says Sister Kelly Smock of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, Pa. “A time of growing even more into the woman God has called me to become.”

Many of the women come to the novitiate already steeped in spirituality, mission and a passion for justice. The novitiate will offer them the opportunity to discover what it means to live this as a vowed religious among the Sisters of St. Joseph. Read more….


Michelle N. Lesher SSJ Makes Perpetual Profession

PHILADELPHIA – Sister Michelle N. Lesher SSJ, age 34, professed her perpetual vows as a Sister of Saint Joseph in Mount Saint Joseph Convent Chapel in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, August 5, 2012. All welcomed Michelle into their community. Read more….


Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans – ACRATH

AUSTRALIA – In the words of Martin Luther King “our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter.” These words were received by ACRATH in a letter of good wishes for the week of advocacy in Canberra from 19th – 23rd August 2012. Read more…


Sr Carol Zinn to lead LCWR

USA – Sr. Carol Zinn, a Sister of St. Joseph from Philadelphia, is the new President-Elect of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). She will serve in this role in the coming year and will step into the role of President next year. As a Sister of St. Joseph, we support her with our prayers and pray she can bring our charism of unity and reconciliation to the current difficulties with the CDF. The executive director of LCWR is Sr. Janet Mock, a Sister of St. Joseph of Baden.Read more….


Celebração do Jubileu e dos 200 anos

Celebração do Jubileu e dos 200 anos de Fundação da Congregação das Irmãs de São José de Chambéry LOUVOR E GRATIDÃO “Quem nos separará do amor de Deus?” (Rom 8,35) Em 18 de agosto/2012, com muita alegria e gratidão a Deus, nós, Irmãs Jubilares: 70 anos: Irmã …  Ler noticia completa.

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  1. Estimada Hermana:
    Gracias por todas las noticias de las Hermanas de San José, realmente es bueno saber mucho más de todas las Sister of Saint Josehf, quisieram que también de mis calurosos saludos a la Sister Michelle N. Lesher, SSJ. en su fidelidad de mostrarlo al tomar los Votos Perpetuos y seguir haciendo con su Sí mucho mas grande el Reino aquí y ahora, les acompaño con mis oraciones su hermana: Hna. Rosa L. Orellana A., C.S.J. ( Hermana de San José de Carondelet).

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