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  • 'It’s Timeout!' — Rise St. James Fights Formosa Plastics
    In August 2019, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph released a statement recommitting to create communion at the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. Our mission of unifying love and healing calls us to examine how these issues compound to affect our most vulnerable communities. As part of this commitment, the U.S. Federation is working with Sharon Lavigne, the leader of Rise St. James, a group fighting against the construction of the Formosa Plastics Complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Additionally, Sharon will be our featured speaker for our Earth Day 2021 programming.
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet- St. Louis Establish Educational Ministries
    SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET, ST. LOUIS PROVINCE ESTABLISH ST. JOSEPH EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES: Empowering the laity to continue the mission of Catholic education
  • Mission Haiti 2021 Lenten Journey: Rebuilding Haiti through the Empowerment of Girls
    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.
  • 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.