St. Joseph’s Day

Sister Receives Human Rights Award

PERU Sister Maria del Carmen Gomez Calleja, of the Congregation of St. Joseph, received the National Award for Human Rights 2013, whereas the priest Gerald Veilleux was nominated for the Special Award given annually by the National Commission of Human Rights of Peru. The awards were presented on the occasion of the Universal Day of Human Rights, as an act of recognition for those who work in defense of fundamental rights in Peru. Read more….

BAGUA – Sor María del Carmen Gómez Calleja, de la Congregación de San José, ha recibido el Premio Nacional de Derechos Humanos 2013, mientras que el sacerdote Gerald Veilleux ha sido nominado para el Premio Especial otorgado anualmente por la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de Perú. Los premios han sido entregados con motivo del Día Universal de los Derechos Humanos, como un acto de reconocimiento a aquellos que realizan un trabajo duro en defensa de los derechos fundamentales en Perú. Leer mas….


RSJ Celebrates Life Commitment

SYDNEY – All roads led to the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel on 25th January as family, friends and Sisters arrived to celebrate with Sister Anne-Marie as she made her life commitment as a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Read more….


Sr Mary Meets the Pope

OCEANIA – Sister of Saint Joseph, Mary Leahy, Oceania Regional Coordinator for the Apostleship of the Sea, met Pope Francis when he addressed the Regional Coordinators of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) Congress in Rome. Read more….


St. Joseph Worker Program Accepting Applications

WICHITA – We INVITE women ages 21-30 to become St. Joseph Workers to participate in a volunteer-service program for one year from August – June in Wichita, Kansas
The program includes training in 4 key areas: LEADERSHIP -Developing leadership styles as women; SPIRITUALITY -Sharing the spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph-loving God and neighbor without distinction; COMMUNITY AND SIMPLICITY – Forming small intentional communities focusing on living simply and building respectful relationships; and, JUSTICE – Serving the needs of the poor and marginalized in a variety of work sites
The St Joseph Worker Program empowers women to respond to the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sister of St Joseph. Applications must be submitted byApril 1, 2014 to begin a year of service this coming August.
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Sister Lois O’Malley, CSJ at 316.689.4029 or email Sister Lois at lomalley@csjoseph.org.


National Catholic Sisters Week

ST PAUL – During National Catholic Sisters Week – March 8-14, 2014, we remember the contributions of religious women who are no longer living, we celebrate the unique contributions of those whose stories are still unfolding and we invite those who have stories to tell.  Join us in celebrating women who have followed what God and the Gospel called them to do and continue to make vital contributions in education, health care, social justice, theology, the arts, and even politics. See video…


Maxims Make-over

BRENTWOOD – Sr. Susan Wilcox worked with students at St. Joseph’s College to give a modern flavor to the Maxims. Enjoy the fruits of their labors here….


International Centre

LE PUY – View the International Center’s new website here…. and check out its new programing here….


Work with Aboriginal EldersElders150

AUSTRALIA – Sister Kay McPadden works with Aboriginal Elders when seven Aboriginal elders separated as children from their parents and placed in dormitories at Cherbourg shared their stories with students at an event held at Mt Alvernia College, Kedron. Read more….


Refugee Action Network

AUSTRALIA – Srs Jenny Gerathy OP and Annie Laurie RSJ invite people of goodwill to join them during the six weeks of Lent to stand in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers. Read more….


From a Reader:

UK – Hi to you and your team I’d like to say MANY THANKS FOR ALL THE WORK INVOLVED  – you do a superb job and I am trying to get our sisters to join and read and who knows may be contribute  more?  in the meantime   It is such an empowering thought to realise we CSJ’s everywhere are united every year on St. Joseph’s day renewing our vows together too.  Bon Courage and Bonne Route too.

–ellen of Annecy branch in UK.

Thanks Ellen. And thanks everyone for building communion among the worldwide community of Sisters of St. Joseph.

2 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Day

  1. Amy dear,
    I can neither tweet nor even think of FaceBook as friendly to me, but you take me around the world in comfort and so I thank you in cyberspace and now go to the home that is mine in prayer and thank God for you and all you do for all of us of all ages in all places by making all this lace of our lives real to me.

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