Mother Clare (Margaret Anna Cusack) and Mother Evangelista (Honoria Gaffney) arrived in New Jersey in November 1884, shortly after the founding of the Congregation in Nottingham, England. They came to raise funds and continue the education of immigrant Irish women. The new American foundation prospered, accepting postulants, opening homes for working women and orphaned children and a training school for the blind.
Today, our CSJP presence on the East Coast is centered in the "Garden State" of New Jersey. Our regional center is located at St. Michael's Villa in Englewood Cliffs, NJ overlooking the Hudson River within view of the George Washington Bridge.
The Congregation sponsors and supports a number of ministries in New Jersey:
399 Hudson Terrace
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sister Antoinette Moore, CSJP
717 Norma Court
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4223
"So yes, we are forever beginning, and the best we can do is be very grateful that each new beginning is one more chance to grow. "
Margaret Byrne, CSJP