Today is blog action day. Bloggers all over the world are being asked to join UNICEF in supporting the United Nations efforts to bring clean water to millions all over the world. Will you join me? Just click the link below and follow the prompts. You can also learn about what many Sisters of St. Joseph are doing about providing clean water one drop at a time. http://blogactionday.change.org/sign-petition
On of the many of places to learn about what you can do to help change the world...one drop of water at a time is at Change for Global Change. Change for Global Change connects neighbor-to-neighbor across the street and around the world – in the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Change for Global Change is a fund-raising project to address the ecological crisis — especially the global problem of water scarcity — by providing grants for sustainability projects in areas where the Sisters of Saint Joseph and our Associates minister.
I'm experimenting with Flickr to see if I can embed a slide show into my blog. We take hundreds of pictures to prepare all our publications. Most of them never make it into print. So goes the world of print publication. If this works, I will have learned one more thing and you'll get to see some nice pictures that ended up on the cutting floor.
Well! Today is the 400th birthday of Jean-Pierre Medaille, SJ. Last week I posted a prayer service that we used at staff prayer for our Motherhouse administrative offices. We even had a birthday coffee cake with four candles -- one of each century. 400 candles would have been an invitation to the local fire department.
A Sister of St. Joseph from St. Louis is hosting a talk show this evening in honor of Medaille's birthday. You can participate by phone or online at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/88959
If you click into it beforehand and listen to a welcome message, you'll have a better sense of what to expect this evening when the program begins. All the details are there.
chapel at top of Rocher Ste-Michel,
Perhaps Jean-Pierre Medaille prayed here!
Every other Wednesday many staff members at our Motherhouse gather for morning prayer. Next week's prayer will be in celebration of Jean-Pierre Medaille's 400th Birthday. Fr. Medaille is the Jesuit priest who companioned the first Sisters of St. Joseph and wrote our earliest documents.
I thought some may enjoy a of copy of this prayer for your personal or local community use. This prayer has been gleaned from various sources. I've tried to credit the sources on page two.
Click on image above to download the prayer.
Once the box with the image opens,
go to the toolbar on the bottom of the new screen
find the little down arrow near the right
click it to download the file
download the file somewhere on your computer where you will be able to find it!
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I am a Sister of St. Joseph [CSJ]. We are a Roman Catholic religious community of women. We are ordinary women from all walks of life. Our special focus, our mission, is to work for unity and reconciliation where there is brokenness, to help people become whole and holy, individually and together. I work as Director of Communication for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. There are over 12,000 Sisters of St. Joseph and about 5,000 Associates all over the world. My Boston congregation is one of 16 congregations of Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.
The picture at the top is a view of Le Puy, France, where our community was founded over 360 years ago. It was taken on Easter Sunday, 2005, during a visit to the CSSJ International Centre in Le Puy. You can learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph at the related websites listed above.