When you think about it, it's amazing that any textbook is still teaching that slavery ended in 1865. Can we afford to perpetuate this myth? We protect every child when educators have age-appropriate resources to teach any child about the reality of modern-day slavery.
While these two moments were heart-stretching and tranforming, it feels as if every moment was a major moment...
all the prayers during the event
the whole setting...ambiance starting with the table centerpieces that drew us together, as well as the banners and Faces of Zeal videos [now on the event site home page & who are we page]. These represent every congregation in the Federation as well as our international sisters.
liturgy with one of our associates who is a priest as presider,
Scroll down from the slide show of the closing morning and open the link to the slide show. It takes a minute or so to open. Be patient.
My fear in listing any of these moments is that I will miss something. I want to extend a personal thank you to all who made the Sisters of St. Joseph U.S. Federation Event 2011 possible. The names are too numerous to list but you know who you are. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your "Zeal for healing the neighborhood of God's sacred universe." We are one, all is one, we are all one.
Well, for almost two years the planning committee for the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has been meeting and praying and planning for an event that will start this Saturday. The committee is in the hotel now tending to all the final preparations. Here's a link to the Federation Event Daily Update page where daily updates will be posted. Take a minute to view pictures of today's behind the scenes preprations.
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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.