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In Remembrance

 

St. Joseph, the patron saint of workers and a happy death, has a special meaning this year as we continue to live through the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is a prayer that Sr. Maryellen Kane, the executive director of the U.S. Federation, wrote for all those who died in the pandemic, those who have lingering symptoms from the virus, and all those who continue to serve on the frontlines as healthcare workers and essential workers. Below we have a list of names of sisters, associates, agregees, staff, and partners in mission who died because of the coronavirus. If you would like to have a loved one's name added to the list, please email us at info@cssjfed.org to have their name added to the list.

A social media image with the prayer "God of all, We celebrate the mystery of Your holy ones – among whom now include our companions who died as a result of the coronavirus – live eternally. We ask your blessing on those who have passed through the doorway of death and now share in Your eternal glory.  Creator God, not a sparrow falls that you do not know it. May all who now suffer with the virus find their hope in you.  We remember all frontline health care workers who daily risk their lives for others. May their healing presence be a witness to your active inclusive love. May you keep them safe from all harm and illness.   Our companions in faith, we entrust you now to the care of St. Joseph, the patron of a peaceful death. May our beloved patron lead you into the hands of God. May you know God face to face as you once knew God in the face of the dear neighbor.  God of Mercy, we lift up into your Divine Heart our companions and ask that You grant them eternal peace and the perpetual company of your saints. May they and all the holy dead live forever in the splendor of your Divine Light and Life. Amen"A social media graphic with a black and white image of a statue of a bearded St. Joseph holding a baby Jesus in his arm. Next to the image is the words "Prayer for the Deceased- God will wash away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning or crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. REV. 21:4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Albritten, CSJA • Ann Chamblin, CSJ • Anne Clark, CSJ • Maria Cokely, CSJ • Peter J. Comerford • Joan Curley, CSJ • Imelda D’Agostino, CSJ • Frances Dillman, CSJ • Jackie Dillon, CSJ • Sally Dougherty, SSJ • Lamese Farhart, CSJ • Theresa Fournier, CSJ • Marie Henri Grenier, CSJ • Joan Harrington, CSJ • Connie Heun, CSJ • Germaine Hilston, CSJ • Roberta Houlihan, CSJ • Johnny Jones • Karen Langhi, CSJ • Maria Mercurio, CSJ • Lucille Movalli • Susan O’Connor, CSJ • Justine Ostini, CSJ • Clariet Perrault, CSJ • Karol Powers Case • Joyce Randazzo, SSJ • Christine Riley, CSJ • Ellen Marie Ryan, CSJ • Charles J. Schlag • Charline Sullivan, CSJ • Bernard J. Weis