Evolutionary Living

SSJ Mission Corps

PHILADELPHIA – The SSJ Mission Corps is a smaller program with 4-6 volunteers living in community in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The “smallness” of our program allows for a unique individual experience for each volunteer. One unique thing about the SSJ Mission Corps is that we are all women so we have a focus on working with women to recognize the unique role they play in bringing about justice in our world and working for social change. We are located in the city of Philadelphia where our volunteers live in community in the Kensington neighborhood, Philly’s poorest neighborhood. We are an urban, poverty/justice focused program. Additionally, in 2014-2015 we have applied for CVN AmeriCorps funding. Pending approval, we will be able to offer a $5,600 education award at the end of our yearlong service program to be used towards existing loans or future education.

We are still looking to fill several positions for the 2014-2015 program year. We are looking for a full-time Physical Education teacher and After-Care coordinator at LaSalle Academy in Kensington, Philadelphia as well as an ESL teacher and After-Care coordinator at Visitation BVM School in Kensington, Philadelphia.  We also may have placements available as an ESL teacher and aide at the SSJ Welcome Center, a resource center for new immigrants in Kensington.
We will be accepting applications until August of 2014. To apply or learn more please visit our website:  http://www.ssjmissioncorps.org/.

See also a posting from this year’s volunteers on the Feast of St. Joseph.

Becoming Agents of Evolutionary Change

LONDON, ONTARIO – July 4-5, 2014

Would you like to deal differently with polarization?
Engage conflict in new ways?
Learn to live differently?
During this symposium, Carter Phipps, Sue Wilson and all of us will explore the frontier of what is being called integral spirituality and integral politics. We will explore both the challenges we face in our lives and also the expanded inner consciousness needed to meet them in new ways. More information….


ST LOUIS – Srs Susan Wilcox and Amy Hereford are part of the team organizing and leading the first gathering of sisters in their 40s and 50s in Summer of 2014. Online and on-ground in St. Louis, MO. July 5-7, 2014, the event will be a self-organized, inter-congregational conversation on religious life and it’s evolutionary future. Read more….

Sr Pat Bartley rsjChanging Church in a Changing World

ARMDALE, AU – Sister Pat Bartley rsj looks back at 60 years of her vocation and finds that a phrase from among her Jubilee greetings encapsulates the joys and challenges in the story of her religious life.. Leer mas….

Hope Rising

CLEVELAND – Each and every day we can expect to be surprised, gifted, challenged and transformed through our belief in God’s Great Love pulsing through every soul and all creation.  And, each and every day we are called to embody the optimism of God’s love, to live fully, to love and to serve in a world of both joy and disappointment, to bring hope to our dear neighbors who need it most. Read more….

Gospel of Joy

ORANGE – Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel” is examined here by Sister Nadine McGuinness, CSJ in a series of videos originally presented to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.  Visitors may also download PowerPoint documents to follow along with the video.  They are available in PRINT (fewer pages) and VIDEO (more pages) versions, though the content is the same. Click here….

Gardening with Soul

WELLINGTON, AU – As the main gardener at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay, Wellington, Sr Loyola’s daily tasks include heavy lifting alongside vigorous spade and wheelbarrow work, which she sometimes performs on crutches. Sr Loyola and the other Sisters of Compassion follow the vision of Mother Aubert to ‘meet the needs of the oppressed and powerless in their communities’.. Read more….


Helping Victims of Trafficking

A Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 42 years, Sister Gladys has spent much time working with the poor and oppressed in her native Peru. When she moved to St. Louis 20 years ago, she worked as a doula and a massage therapist. Now she’s transitioning into a new phase of her life as “Grandma Laly,” a volunteer grandmother figure for the Covering House in St. Louis, a new St. Louis-based organization that provides refuge and healing for girls who have become victims of sex trafficking. Read more….



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