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Congregational News

Land Ethic: A Covenant of Peace with Earth

Our Land Ethic, as an expression of the CSJP charism in terms of our desired relationship with the Land, calls us to a Covenant of Peace with Earth. We are pleased to share our Land Ethic as well as practical questions and resources that can be used by individual, organizations, and communities.

Clean Power & Climate Statement

The Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (CSJP) issued a statement to President Trump, to be shared with other elected officials objecting to the President’s executive order overriding the Clean Power Plan that would have moved the U.S. towards meeting the goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement.

Associate Covenanting 2017

Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace are people who live our spirit and mission in their different ways of life. Associates commit to an ongoing mutual relationship with CSJP Sisters and their charism of peace through justice by promoting peace in family life, in the Church, and in society. Read about our recent Associate Covenanting celebrations.

Covenanting Ceremony in the Eastern Region

March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, was the day when Associates and Sisters of the Eastern Region gathered to celebrate Covenanting Day!

UK Associate Day by Audrey Kettell, CSJP-A

UK Associates were given a very warm welcome by the Sisters at Rearsby on 18th March 2017.

January 25, 2017

Letter to President Trump

Letter to President Trump

Our Congregation Leadership Team sent a letter to President Trump sharing our Congregational Statement on welcoming immigrants and refugees and expressing deep concern about some of his actions during his first week in office.

Prayer for the Inauguration, 2017

We join with people of peace in the United States and around the globe this day, praying for our democracy, our people and earth community, and our elected leaders.

The Calais Group Report to the Congregation

Four CSJPs, Sister Sheena George and Associates Donna Clifford, Bryan Johns, and Frank McCann, represented the Congregation at the refugee camp in Calais, France from the beginning of August through October. Read their report where they share their experience and what they learned and discerned in the "Jungle."

Remember in Prayer - Sister Kristin Funari, CSJP

Sister Kristin Funari, CSJP, our Assistant Congregation Leader, passed away on Friday, November 11th at our infirmary in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. We are grateful for the outpouring of loving memories and support from those whose lives were touched by Sister Kristin. Click on the link to read more about Kristin as well as some reflections on her life.

Sisters return to Englewood Cliffs

Just over three weeks after they were evacuated due to a major fire at St. Michael Villa, our eastern regional center, the majority of the sisters returned home to Englewood Cliffs.

"If our role as messengers of God’s good news means anything to us, the chorus of people begging for peace will touch a special place in our hearts. "

Patricia Lynch, CSJP