ANYTHING OF WHICH A WOMAN IS CAPABLE
A History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States, Volume 1.
by Mary M. McGlone, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet- St. Louis
Anyone who wants to know more about where and why the sisters did what they did will find interesting responses in the lives of the women chronicled in this volume. Covering a geography from New York City to Los Angeles and Superior, Wisconsin to Florida, you will meet sisters who struggled with poverty and adversity, all for the sake of the people they called their "Dear Neighbor."
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CALLED FORTH BY THE DEAR NEIGHBOR
A History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States, Volume 2
by Mary M. McGlone, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet- St. Louis
Volume II of the History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the USA describes how sisters responded to the needs of their neighbors. Establishing congregations and institutions from New York to Hawaii and from Maine to Orange, California, thousands of Sisters of St. Joseph expressed their love of God through service to their neighbors as women of the Church. This history highlights individuals and congregations in the context of the history of the United States and the Catholic Church.
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Prayer for Finding God in All Things: The Daily Examen of St. Ignatius Loyola
By: Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J. Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood
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River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey
By: Helen Prejean, Sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph
Sr. Helen Prejean, one of the world’s leading advocates for the abolition of the death penalty and author of Dead Man Walking and Death of Innocents, is set to release her third book, River of Fire on August 13. Sr. Helen calls the book “the prequel to Dead Man Walking.” In this revelatory, intimate memoir, Sr. Helen describes her life as a nun, starting with her entrance into the convent in 1957 at 18 years old and ending in 1982 when she began her work with the Louisiana death row inmate that would form the foundation of her bestselling book, Dead Man Walking, later turned into an Academy Award-winning movie, play, opera and soon-to-be graphic novel. Although widely known for her work as an activist nun, less is known about her spiritual journey — from praying to God to solve the world’s problems, to engaging in working to transform societal injustices. Sr. Helen shares the story of her growth as a spiritual leader, speaks out about the challenges of the Catholic Church, and shows that joy and religion are not mutually exclusive.
Words for Life: A Spirituality Study Inspired by Jean-Pierre Médaille, S.J., His Writings and Experiences
By: Rosemary O'Toole, Sister of St. Joesph in Canada
These four books will hopefully become an integral part of our legacy celebrating our charism and spirituality now and for years to come. The four volumes of 168 pages each will include the writings of Father Medaille, S.J. with commentary, research documentation, enhanced by art images, poetry and photographs contributed by several different Sisters in USA; United Kingdom; Canada; and Upper Room friends. This publication of a new book series on Medaille Spirituality is written for laity and religious.
That All May Be One
By: Martha Malinski
That All May Be One is an introduction to the spirit and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph. With the vision of "that all may be one, (John 17:21)", the Sisters of St. Joseph always moving toward the love of neighbor, love of God, without distinction. Readers will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the contemporary history of the Sisters of St. Joseph from the founding in Le Puy, France, the arrival in St. Louis, Missouri and later spreading across the United States to engage in ministries. Be inspired by the unique prayers rooted in the charism that reflects their commitment to embodying a "profound love of God and neighbor without distinction". The Sisters of St. Joseph's spiritual practices of Sharing the State of the Heart and the Maxims of the Little Institute are also introduced. That All May Be One is published by the Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ). ACSSJ draws together nine colleges and universities founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph to articulate and further the contemporary expression of the educational mission and legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Fire and Passion: The Mysticism of Bette Moslander
By: Sisters Marcia Allen and Gilla Dubé
"Fire and Passion: The Mysticism of Bette Moslander," is a new book by Sisters Marcia Allen and Gilla Dubé. The book is a compilation of excerpts from Sister Bette’s writings and talks and contains original chalk drawings from her personal journal, complimented by reflection questions written by Sister Marcia. A prophet in her own time, Bette’s words still ring true for these times and offer consolation and challenge.
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Origins of the Sisters of St. Joseph: A Call to Apostolic Mysticism (Third Edition)
By: Sister Consuela De Biase, Edited by: Sr. Shawn Madigan
From Sr. Conseula De Biase: "The history of these pages began with my presence on two research teams for the American Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. This book is the result of years of reflection on how the Spirit has helped integrate our archival past with our living experience in this century. From the beginning until this day, Sisters of St. Joseph have had many names. What has been a constant is loving God and neighbor without distinction. In other words, for Sisters of St. Joseph and communities of St. Joseph, there can be no distinction between loving God and loving others. It can be said that this is a summary of the whole book that follows!
What has become increasingly clear to me is that the spirit of love which inspired our beginning continues to be the grounding force for moving ever forward and inward into the great love of God and all without distinction. My hope is that the reader will also sense the inspiration of the founders that continues to be manifest in the unfolding diversity and unity of the communities of St Joseph today."
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Pursuing Truth: How Gender Shaped Catholic Higher Education at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
By: Sister Mary J. Oates, Boston
From the beginning, Pursuing Truth by Mary J. Oates engages the reader in the awareness that this is a story that needs to be told. The book focuses on the experiences of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame of Maryland University) that in 1899 became the first Catholic college in America to award the four-year baccalaureate degree to women. Noting that women’s social status and professional roles incontestably remain among society’s leading issues. Oates analyzes how Catholic higher education for women over the last century contributed critical impetus to the issue.
It doesn’t take long for the reader to realize that this fascinating story belongs to all of us. Pursuing Truth offers and intensive analysis of how members of the Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame responded to challenges to their plans for a Catholic college for women. These challenges came from all sectors of society, from ecclesiastical leaders, national and state government agencies, mainstream educational organizations, as well as segments of the Catholic laity. Changing social mores, wars, economic depression, racial and class tensions, and the rising popularity of coeducation over the twentieth century presented severe problems for the young college. Nonetheless, other religious sisterhoods followed the Maryland sisters’ example, and Catholic colleges for women quickly became familiar institutions across the landscape of twentieth-century America.
In Pursuing Truth, Mary J. Oates offers fascinating critical analyses of “how women became agents in their own right as citizens of society and the nation’s largest church.” This book is a significant contribution to the history of higher education for women in America. It is highly recommended.