The Life Long Formation Committee is pleased to present its best practice recommendations from across the Federation for the Initial Formation of Sisters.  This lengthy and detailed distillation provides ... read more

The Federation Novitiate is moving in a couple of different ways. In 2018 we will be physically moving to Rochester, New York and implementing program changes proposed by the Life Long ... read more

Sisters of St. Joseph and their associates around the world are actively engaged in a myriad of ministries that are making a difference in the lives of the individuals and ... read more

The United Nations in New York was the venue for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, July 10-19, 2017.  Marianne Sennick, csj (Brentwood) and Barbara Bozak, csj (Chambé... read more

We live in polarizing times, with opposing world views, rampant stereotyping and little listening to one another. Our times call for deeper conversations and contemplative living. The mission and charism ... read more

Make sure you visit the web site ( to see a new feature that was launched on July 1. On the navigation menu that runs across the top of ... read more

Sr. Mary McGlone, CSJ, is an historical theologian who since 2013 has been writing the history of the Sisters of St Joseph in the United States.  Through her travels and ... read more

It’s time for our quarterly update on the progress of the Organizational Audit with the goal of determining the next steps in the evolution of this 50 year old organization ... read more

At their May meeting, the Leadership Council focused most of their time on the organizational audit, reviewing the work of the regional meetings of leaders and meeting with the auditors. ... read more

The Life Long Formation Committee is in the process of welcoming new members, providing them with orientation, and engaging them in our important work.  However, that isn’t enough ... read more

MaryKnoll Sister Miyoung Sung welcomed us to Chicago with these words, “This experience is like a puzzle with different parts and each person having a piece of the puzzle but ... read more

I don’t know how to pray… I recently confessed this to Sister Dolores Clerico SSJ, Director of the Ministry of Spirituality and a spiritual director. Certainly, as ... read more

More than 75 sisters from 15 sites in the Federation gathered April 29 through the “modern miracle” of Zoom technology to reflect, share and listen to one another imagine a common ... read more

In March 2017, several members of the CSJ Justice and Peace International Commission attended the United Nations 2017 Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for the Commission was “Women's ... read more

Whether weeding gardens, feeding chickens or speaking to students, Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz finds God in all of creation.  “There is a rhythm, a language that emanates from Earth. ... read more

Living up to its mission and vision, the International Center truly has become the place where the Global Family of St Joseph gathers to explore our rich history, deepen our ... read more

Olga Bonfiglio will become the first Associate to serve on the staff of the International Center in Le Puy.  “I’ve always wanted to live in Europe ... read more

March 2017 brought together sisters, associates, and Mission Haiti staff for another look at the Federation initiative to sponsor 10 girls from elementary through secondary school and beyond. Mary El-len O’... read more

People often ask if there is a Federation in Latin America like we have in the United States and Canada.  The answer is no but the logic behind it ... read more

Our planet is the most amazing place for life and human race. With the emergence of the concept of state and kingdom, the human communities barricaded itself with political and ... read more

The premises of the United Nations (UN) embodies a world without borders, symbolizing unity and fraternity. Being at UN broadens our horizons and makes us feel that we are ONE ... read more

“The connections between ecology, economics, and racism are key in understanding our charism and ministry as justice coordinators,” said Sr. Mary Ellen Gondeck after returning from a significant ... read more

On January 12, 2017 we last updated you on the US Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph Organizational Audit.  A lot has happened since then that we want to share. ... read more

The Leadership Council had a full agenda when it met in mid-February in Los Angeles for its winter two-day meeting.  The work is intense and it is always challenging ... read more

How do you eat an elephant? That is how Sister Mary McGlone describes the huge undertaking of her project for the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph&... read more