Today's snowstorm was a blessing in many ways. The opportunity to work from home was gift. We thought we'd be shoveling most of the day. But one of our neighbors just purchased a new snowblower and was quite enthusiastic about testing it around the neighborhood. We also met a new neighbor who just purchased the house behind us and will be moving in with his family in a couple of months. We got to chat with another neighbor across the street. It was a day to slow down and appreciate the simple joys of life.
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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.