We Are One

PERU, EAST TIMOR – The Sisters of St Joseph have brought all their overseas mission work under the one roof in Australia following the opening and blessing of the Mary MacKillop International office at Clyde on 4 April. Mary MacKillop International incorporates the mission work of the Sisters in East Timor and Peru. Read more….


Celebration of Unity

AUSTRALIA – NEW ZEALAND – There was great joy in Goulburn on the 19th March as parishioners from Goulburn and many rural parishes, 25 priests, 3 Bishops and many Sisters of St Joseph from across Australia and New Zealand arrived in Our Lady of Fatima Church to celebrate Eucharist and the ritual of fusion or merging of the Sisters of St Joseph Goulburn and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Around the world many other Sisters watched the Mass and ritual streamed live to their computers. Read more….


Upcoming Programs at the International CentreChapelle St Michel

LE PUY – The April Newsletter presents upcoming programming at the International Centre. It also introduces the staff members. Line Rioux is a Sister of St. Joseph of Lyon from the Maine Province (U.S.). Gracy Thomas is a Sister of St. Joseph of Lyon from India, missioned in France from 2006 onwards. It is her 2nd year in LePuy. Read more….


Sisters Write Their Own History

Bold and Humble HeaderORANGE, CA – The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange recently celebrated the centenary of their founding in California.   They used this occasion to write a book describing their 100 year journey through the eyes of their Sisters, both living and deceased. A Bold and Humble Love:  Journey of Faith, is authored by Sister Mary Therese Sweeney and Sister Eileen McNerney.  Using a number of historical resources as well as first person accounts, the authors explored the critical issues faced by the congregation and the decisions and adaptations that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have made in response to the impact and challenges of world, national and ecclesial events.  Anyone interested can order the book via the website at http://csjorange.org/book/.


Celebrating Earth Month!

CLEVELAND – We celebrated Earth Day this week on April 22, but we focus on Earth’s sustainability during the entirety of April.  Now is a good time, with the emergence of spring, to think of ways to bring new life to our world…by conserving, by planning, by thinking outside of the box.Read more….


Together for Great Love

TANZANIA –  This sweet video was brought home by Sister Jackie Goodin, CSJ, who ministers to these young girls at St. Joseph Hostel in Tanzania, Africa. Sister Jackie was home to attend her Congregation’s Chapter Meeting which took place April 1-5 in Chicago. To learn more about Sister Jackie’s overseas ministry and to follow her monthly blog, click here.

Mary Flick Professes Vows

ST. LOUIS – On a gray Sunday morning, 200 people shared the light of the world with Sister Mary Flick as she took her first vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Sister Mary is a native of north county St. Louis and a proud graduate of Rosary High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Maryville College and a master’s in religious studies from St. Louis University. Read more…


Upcoming Release on Emerging Religious Life

ST. LOUIS – Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ has an upcoming publication that explores the movements in religious life today and the currents that are emerging among the smaller cohorts of younger religious in mainstream communities of religious women. Tracing the history of religious life, including the impact of Vatican II, she examines some of the theological sources for the reinvention of religious life today. Exploring the current situation of religious, she re-imagines the meaning of vows, community, and mission, and examines how the emerging forms of religious life will fit into an emerging church. Read more…

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