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Justice & Peace

Justice & Peace

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph embraces the Gospel Charism of unifying love for the healing and transformation of the world. This Charism compels us to:

  • Love God and neighbor without distinction, from whom we do not separate ourselves
  • Pray, contemplate, and discern courageous action
  • Respond to the needs of the world and oneness with creation
  • Forge unity through respect, appreciation of diversity, and collaboration

These values continue to inspire and lead us in our ministries and in our actions. True to the dream of our foundresses, we continue to "divide the city, seek the ills and cure them." Sisters of Saint Joseph and their members can be found in soup kitchens, shelters, universities, schools, hospitals, courtrooms, prisons, retreat centers, offices, nursing homes, laboratories, studios, and hospices. We are educators, lawyers, doctors, nurses, family therapists, social workers, patient advocates, spiritual directors, parish ministers, theologians, psychologists, physical therapists, administrators, artists, authors, musicians, poets and a myriad of other things. We still seek to do, as our history tells us, "whatever is possible for women to do" and in our present society, we know this is simply everything.

The U.S. Federation continues to unite the congregations' response to the "needs of the world" with our collective voice and with collective actions. Part of that response is releasing Corporate Voice Statements, which use the Charism and Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph to speak about the most pressing issues of our times. We also provide resources, workshops, and education around important topics, including:

U.S. Federation Justice and Peace Projects:

Change for Global Change

Since 2006, Change for Global Change has been able to fund clean water and sustainability projects in 15 countries where Sisters of Saint Joseph and/or Associates are serving our dear neighbors in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.The needs of the people whom Sisters of St Joseph minister to in these parts of the world are immense, and we want to be able to fund every worthy grant application we receive.

But we can only do it with your help!

Individuals like you, your community, your school, your associates group, or your parish organization can contribute to provide a life-saving gift. Our annual campaign runs during Eastertime the season of “new life.” However, we gratefully accept donations year-round! For example, some associates groups donate their “change” at their monthly meetings. To get started, please visit our website or click the links below where you can download printable brochures, prayer cards, container wraps, gift, and memorial recognition cards.

Haiti Project

This year the Lenten calendar focuses on what is accomplished when girls are given the opportunity to attend school. It serves to both educate others to the importance of the education of girls globally and an opportunity to contribute to the education of 10 young girls in Haiti, now in the 5th and 6th grades at Annunciation School.