Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sisters of St Joseph - Soundings Update 10-27-10

This week's issue of Soundings Update is available on our website. 
In this issue you can read about:
  • The recent meeting of the CSSJ Federation Justice and Peace Ministers from the United States and Canada
  • Employee Appreciation Day at Bethany Health Care Center
  • an award given to Casserly House, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph,  to celebrate all they do to prevent drug abuse. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sisters of St. Joseph and Blog action day

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.
Start Petition

On of the many of places to learn about what you can do to help change the 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. 

So sign the petition and then go to the Change for Global Change site and find out how you can do even more.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sisters of St. Joseph Watertown Garden

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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sisters of St. Joseph: Soundings Update

Our latest issue of Soundings Update is available at:
In this issue:
  • Boston CSJ Founders' Day -- Celebrating 137 years
  • A Coming Together of the Neighbors and the Neighborhood -- meeting of the Allston and Brighton Boards of Trade at CSJ Motherhouse

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sister of St. Joseph: Jean-Pierre Medaille Talk Show for 400th Birthday

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
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.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Prayer for Fr. Jean-Pierre Medaille's 400th Birthday

chapel at top of Rocher Ste-Michel,
LePuy, France.
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!