The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Digital Archives Collection are part of the Martha Smith, CSJ, Ph.D. Archives and Research Center at Avila University. The resources on this page are copies of presentations on various topics given at Federation Events, Workshops, etc. 

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The Maxims: A copy of the talk given by Sister Eileen Quinlan in her capacity as a member of the Research Team on Medaille, during the meeting of the Federation on September 9, 1970, in St. Louis, MO. Her talk specifically centers around Medaille's Maxims of Perfection. (1970)

The Eucharistic Letter: Presentation made at the Federation Meeting of the Sisters of St. Joseph on September 9, 1970, in St. Louis by Sister Julie Harkins, S.S.J., Co-ordinator of the Médaille Team of the Central Ideas. (1970)

Reconceiving Identity in a Time of Crisis: A talk given by Patricia Byrne, CSJ for the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sound the Trumpets National Event, June 27, 2000. 

Sisters of St. Joseph, What is Our Heritage?: The Spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Life of the First Communities: A talk given by Sister Thérèse Vacher and prepared for the Federation in the United States and Canada. (1994) 

The Eucharistic Letter of Father Pierre Medaille, SJ: A Study: A talk given by Father Pierre Wolff, SJ at a workshop in Cleveland, Ohio. (1982) 

Study of the Primitive Constitutions: A talk given by Father Pierre Wolff, SJ at a workshop in Cleveland, Ohio. (1982) 

Commentary on Primitive Texts of Sisters of St. Joseph: Commentary on primitive texts of the Sisters of St. Joseph by Father Pierre Wolff, SJ, edited by Sister Maryrita Wieners, SSJ. (1981)

The Future: What Have We Heard? Where Are We Going?The Future: What Have We Heard? Where Are We Going?: A talk given at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph National Event in St. Louis, Missouri by Father Pierre Wolff, SJ. (1981)

To Be a Sister of St. Joseph…What Does That Mean?: A talk given by Father Marius Nepper at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's National Event in Orlando, Florida. (1977) 

What is Charism?A talk by Bette Moslander given at Mont Marie in Holyoke, Massachusetts. (1988) 

Living the Charism into the Future: A talk given by Sister Bette Moslander. (1988)

Mission Rooted in Jesus: A talk  by Sister Bette Moslander given at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's National Event in Wichita, Kansas. (1979)

Charism, Part I: A talk given by Sister Bette Moslander at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Summer Institute in Nazareth, Michigan. (1978)

The 1672 Edition of the Maxims of Perfection, Revised and Enlarged by the Exercise: by Julie Harkins. A talk given at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's Summer Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. (1979)

Challenge and Commitment: by Julie Harkins. A talk given at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's National Event in Wichita, Kansas. (1979)

General Presentation of the 100 Maximsby H. Julie Harkins. A talk given at the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph's National Event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1976)

Confrontation: Father Medaille and Sisters of St. Joseph: by Julie Harkins. A talk given at a St. Louis Federation event by Sister Julie Harkins in response to the Decree on the Appropriate Renewal of the Religious Life. (1969)

Membership as Mission...A Dynamic Interaction: by Kathleen Durkin. A talk given to the Formation Directors of the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. (1992)

Congregational Responsibility for Formation…The Total Double Union as a Dynamic Model: by Kathleen Durkin. A talk given by Sister Kathleen Durkin on the congregational responsibility for formation.

The Feminine in Our CSJ Charism: by Constance DeBiase. A talk given by Sister Constance DeBiase. (c. 1979)

Mystic Apostle: by Constance DeBiase. A talk given by Sister Constance DeBiase at the Summer Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. (1979)

Gospel Justice: Some Tentatives -- Scripture, CSJ Primitive Documents, Experience By Consuela De BiaseA talk given by Sister Consuela De Biase at the April 10-12, U.S. Federation National Event in Brentwood, NY.

Reflection On Evangeline Thomas, CSJ By Patricia Byrne, CSJ: A speech given by Patricia Byrne, CSJ, reflecting on Evangeline Thomas, CSJ, and how she embodied the maxims of perfection.

Celebration Of A Charism By Bette Moslander, CSJA speech entitled Celebration of a Charism by Sister Bette Moslander, given at a Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph International Event.

Adapting Our Charism To The Signs Of The Times By Sister Kathleen KeatingA speech given by Sister Kathleen Keating entitled, Adapting Our Charism to the Signs of the Times. A Federation Seminar given to Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Charism Of The Congregation Of St. Joseph By Bette Moslander, CSJA speech given by Sister Bette Moslander entitled, Charism of the Congregation of St. Joseph.

New Dimension Of Ministry By Bette Moslander, CSJA talk given by Sister Bette Moslander entitled, New Dimension of Ministry, SIsters of St. Joseph.

The Total Double Union Though Common Life And Community: Gift From The Past By Julie Harkins, CSJA talk given at the 1981 Summer Institute by Sister Julie Harkins entitled, The Total Double Union Though Common Life and Community: Gift from the Past.

Total Double Union Through Apostleship: Who Are My/Our People? Gift From The Past Or, The Double End: Community And Apostleship By Julie Harkins, CSJ:  A talk given at the 1981 Federation Summer Institute by Julie Harkins CSJ, entitled Total Double Union Through Apostleship: Who are My/Our People? Gift from the Past or, The Double End: Community and Apostleship.

Spirit Of The Sister Of St. Joseph And The Maxims Of Perfection By Phyllis Di FucciaA talk given at the 1980 Federation Summer Institute by Sister Phyllis Di Fuccia entitled, Spirit of the Sister of St. Joseph and the Maxims of Perfection.

Discernment In The Maxims Of Perfection By Phyllis Di FucciaA talk given at the 1979 Federation Summer Institute by Phyllis Di Fuccia entitled, Discernment in the Maxims of Perfection.

Charism Part I And Culture And Charism By Bette MoslanderAn essay and talk given at the 1978 Federation Summer Institute by Sister Bette Moslander on the topics of Culture and Charism.