After 18 months of intense discussion, data gathering, and refinement, the Leadership Council of the US Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph gathered for its fall meeting to prepare for ... read more

Another year’s worth of work on the organizational audit is just about complete as we move into the first level of decision-making for our organizational audit.  At the ... read more

Over the last two summers we have heard the call from two of our sisters who have served in the Presidency of LCWR.  They have called us to look ... read more

Part 1: Congregations of St. Joseph at United Nations   2016 - 17 were important years for the United Nations Organizations and for the world at large. During the 2016 General Assembly, September19 (UN ... read more

With an $830,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Global Coordinating Group of the Sisters of St Joseph has commissioned the development and implementation of a dynamic, interactive, and ... read more

 As part of our digitization efforts we have finished uploading the high priority materials from the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph digitization project and we ... read more

HISTORY OF THE PROJECT:  The 2010 earthquake in Haiti prompted a request to the International Team of the US and Canadian Federation Peace and Justice Coordinators to respond to the ... read more

On August 20, the US Federation Novitiate convened with three novices in Concordia, Kansas.  Novice Director Betty Suther and Assistant Novice Director Mary Jo Thummel welcomed Sisters Mary Alice Collar (... read more

Sr. Liz Sweeney (Philadelphia) guided LCWR in its contemplative dialogue processes this year. Through communal contemplation, deepening groups, and powerful whole group sharing among those gathered, we were able to ... read more

Shortly after Sr. Marcia Allen, Concordia Sister of St. Joseph, completed her term in the Presidency of LCWR, she shared the following reflection with Sr. Patty Johnson of the US ... read more

The Life Long Formation Committee is pleased to present its best practice recommendations from across the Federation for the Initial Formation of Sisters.  This lengthy and detailed distillation provides ... read more

The Federation Novitiate is moving in a couple of different ways. In 2018 we will be physically moving to Rochester, New York and implementing program changes proposed by the Life Long ... read more

Sisters of St. Joseph and their associates around the world are actively engaged in a myriad of ministries that are making a difference in the lives of the individuals and ... read more

The United Nations in New York was the venue for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, July 10-19, 2017.  Marianne Sennick, csj (Brentwood) and Barbara Bozak, csj (Chambé... read more

We live in polarizing times, with opposing world views, rampant stereotyping and little listening to one another. Our times call for deeper conversations and contemplative living. The mission and charism ... read more

Make sure you visit the web site (www.cssjfed.org) to see a new feature that was launched on July 1. On the navigation menu that runs across the top of ... read more

Sr. Mary McGlone, CSJ, is an historical theologian who since 2013 has been writing the history of the Sisters of St Joseph in the United States.  Through her travels and ... read more

It’s time for our quarterly update on the progress of the Organizational Audit with the goal of determining the next steps in the evolution of this 50 year old organization ... read more

At their May meeting, the Leadership Council focused most of their time on the organizational audit, reviewing the work of the regional meetings of leaders and meeting with the auditors. ... read more

The Life Long Formation Committee is in the process of welcoming new members, providing them with orientation, and engaging them in our important work.  However, that isn’t enough ... read more

MaryKnoll Sister Miyoung Sung welcomed us to Chicago with these words, “This experience is like a puzzle with different parts and each person having a piece of the puzzle but ... read more

I don’t know how to pray… I recently confessed this to Sister Dolores Clerico SSJ, Director of the Ministry of Spirituality and a spiritual director. Certainly, as ... read more

More than 75 sisters from 15 sites in the Federation gathered April 29 through the “modern miracle” of Zoom technology to reflect, share and listen to one another imagine a common ... read more

In March 2017, several members of the CSJ Justice and Peace International Commission attended the United Nations 2017 Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for the Commission was “Women's ... read more

Whether weeding gardens, feeding chickens or speaking to students, Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz finds God in all of creation.  “There is a rhythm, a language that emanates from Earth. ... read more