The Haiti Calendar this year takes a new approach. It uses the latest encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sister All). This social encyclical focuses on social and economic challenges of today, reaching out to others. The calendar offers a quote and reflection for each of the six weeks of Lent. It could be used as shared prayer group, group discussions, or as personal prayer. We welcome your ideas for its use.
- Mission Haiti 2021 Lenten Journey: Rebuilding Haiti through the Empowerment of Girls
- U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Condemns the Violence at the Capitol
The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and terrorism yesterday in our nation’s Capitol. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy.
- Restorative Justice Workshop Talks Moving Theory Into Practice
The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph hosted their third Restorative Justice Workshop on Thursday, November 19. Leaders who are practicing restorative justice gave brief lectures about how they apply the concepts of restorative justice to their lives and ministries. This was accompanied by a dynamic panel discussion in which attendees asked our panelists critical questions, leaving tangible suggestions on how to translate these values into our own lives.
- Remembering the 40th Anniversary of the American Churchwomen Martyred in El Salvador
It was forty years ago on December 2, that four American Catholic churchwomen — four missionaries— were tortured, raped, shot, and murdered in El Salvador by National Guardsmen of the military-led government.
- 2020 Leadership Assembly
The annual Leadership Assembly of the U.S. Federation – originally planned to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona – was held virtually from November 4th through November 6th, 2020.
- “By the Grace of God We Will Rise”
Being an artist has been part of me and my family’s life since I was born. I was born into a large family of 10 children and we grew up creating all kinds of woodwork and art pieces, mainly to keep us busy when out of school. The gift to be an artist was there in each of us.
- U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Congratulates the President-Elect and Recommits to Building God’s Beloved Community
The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and promise to work with them to build a society worthy of the values to which our imperfect union aspires.
- Examining the Economy of Single Use Plastic as Season of Creation Concludes
As part of our Season of Creation celebration (from September 1- October 4 annually), the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph welcomed social and environmental entrepreneur Dea Wehrli to speak to the U.S. and global network.
- Restorative Justice: Transforming Ourselves and Our Communities
As we move forward as a nation, this question is critical: What can be done to address this history of injustice? In response, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph released a statement promising to, "turn our words into precise actions addressing the institutional racism that lives within our institutions and within ourselves." To further this mission the CSSJ community is hosting a four-part series on restorative justice, its relationship to the Charism, and how to practice restorative justice in our ministries and lives.
- Reflections from 2019-2020 Novices
In June, our 2019-2020 U.S. Federation novices completed their shared novitiate year. As part of the Novitiate's closing ritual, the novices give a presentation about their experience. Included are some of the reflections from that ritual, including a video presentation.