click image above to access a brief slide presentation of the Convocation
Last evening was the Ninth Annual Convocation of the Ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. This is a gathering of trustees, directors, administrators, and mission effectiveness facilitators from our corporately sponsored ministries and four other ministries of our congregation -- there are twelve in all. Of course you can learn about these ministries at: http://www.csjboston.org/ Just go to the part that says "What We Do" and follow the links. There were over 100 who gathered. The highlight of the evening was a video that combined a short overview of each of the ministries. Often times our trustees know a lot about the ministry which they serve but may not know a lot about our other ministries. The focus of the video and the prayer for the evening was "Who is my Neighbor?" There was a palpable feeling of awe when the video ended. So often we go about doing and being the active inclusive love of God and we don't stop and take time to look beyond... Even those who are familiar with our ministries were brought to tears at the opportunity to see all these ministries brought together in a 35 minute presentation that captured the essence of our spirit and spirituality.