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Congregational News

July 12, 2016

From Violence to Peace

From Violence to Peace

In response to recent killings in our communities, our Congregation Leadership Team issued a statement that calls on all of us to respond to this time of challenge by considering how our charism calls us to live our charism in the face of such violence that we might become "peace in our families, our church and our societies."

Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

Our formal Congregational statement denounces divisive political rhetoric and welcomes immigrants and refugees as our sisters and brothers.

Celebrating our Jubilarians in the West

The Western Region celebrated the jubilees of five Sisters on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Celebrating were Sister Ellen Caldwell, 80 years; Sisters Ida Mary McAulay and Eileen Keane, 70 years; Sisters Agnes Haddock and Kathleen Pruitt, 60 years; and Sister Susan Dewitt, 25 years. Father James Eblen presided at The liturgy, held at Sacred Heart Church, Bellevue and Sister Susan Dewitt shared a moving…

Celebrating our Jubilarians in the United Kingdom

Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire was the setting as the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace in the UK came together on 20th June to celebrate a total of 120 years of love and service in religious life with two of our sisters. The day was delightful as the sunshine appeared after a downfall of rain and a relaxed atmosphere was enjoyed by all as we gathered to celebrate with our Jubilarians, Sister Hilda Baxter…

Celebrating with Grateful Hearts

The 2016 jubilarians from the eastern region chose Spring, birds and butterflies as the theme for their day of celebration with family and friends in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The weather forecast for that day was anything but a reflection of their theme - grey, damp, windy, slushy snow on and off all day! BUT the spirit of joy, gratitude, and celebration which permeated the…

2016 Jubilee Celebrations

This spring and summer we celebrated our Sister Jubilarians in the Congregation during Jubilee celebrations in the regions.

May 15, 2016

Associate Covenanting

Associate Covenanting

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,…

Associate Covenanting in the West

By Associate Co-Directors Amalia Camacho, CSJP and Sue Nies, CSJP-A

Our joyful celebration of Associate Covenanting began with our cantor, Annie Welch CSJP-A, leading us in "The Summons." It was followed by a reading from Micah that has become a tradition during our Associate Covenanting ceremonies in the West.

Micah 6:6a,8:  With what…

Associate Gathering and Covenant Day in the United Kingdom

It was significant that this year’s Associate Day was held on Saturday 19th March- the Feast of St Joseph and we had a celebration befitting the occasion.

The day began with Mass in the Chapel, followed by the usual welcoming greetings and of course coffee and biscuits.

Mary Fortey Associate Co -Director began the proceedings with a prayer to St Joseph, Patron of Refugees and…

Celebrating Associate Covenant Day in the East

The chapel at St. Michael Villa in Englewood Cliffs, NJ was the center of much joy on March 13 as the sisters and associates of the eastern region gathered to celebrate two first covenants: Deborah Ann Deveau and James McDonald, CSSR; four five-year renewals: Kathleen Dempsey, Michael Devito, Jane Fielding Ellis, and Mary Ann Wallen; four lasting covenants: Eileen McCann, Frank McCann, Terrence…

"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