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Congregational News

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.

Peace Care - 2 CSJP Ministries in New Jersey Unite

We are excited to share the news that two of our sponsored ministries in Jersey City, NJ, Cusack Care Center and St. Ann's Home, are uniting under Peace Care, Inc., a new not for profit corporation sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace that will allow both locations to continue their combined 230 years of quality care.

October 14, 2016

Fire at St. Michael Villa

Fire at St. Michael Villa

We are sad to report that St. Michael Villa, our eastern regional center in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and home to many of our retired sisters, was seriously damaged by a fire on Wednesday, October 12. All of the sisters and staff are safe. The sisters will live in temporary housing while we begin recovery efforts. We wish to express our gratitude to the police, fire, and emergency departments for their rapid response.

Critical Needs in Haiti - Hurricane Matthew

Learn how you can support the efforts of CRUDEM/Hôpital Sacré-Coeur to respond to the critical needs of the people of Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. CRUDEM is a program of Holy Name Medical Center, a CSJP sponsored ministry. Sisters Maureen Boggins and Ann Crawley live and minister in Milot, Haiti.

Affirming the Church's Move to Nonviolence

Read about our Congregation's recent response to the Appeal to the Catholic Church to Re-commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence, the result of an April Vatican conference on just peace.

Ministry of Presence with Refugees in Calais

This summer and autumn, four CSJP representatives will travel to Calais, France to support and engage in a ministry of presence with refugees living in a refugee camp popularly known as "the jungle." The camp supports refugees from various nations who are there in the hopes of gaining access to a new life in the UK where most refugees have family or friends. Our CSJP presence in Calais is a response to our Chapter Call to radical hospitality and our Congregation Statement, Welcome Immigrants and Refugees.

"You will hope if God blesses your work to sow the seeds of peace in modern society."

Bishop Bagshawe