Friday, February 17, 2012

Casserly House a Sisters of St. Joseph ministry

Casserly House was just awarded a grant by the Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
Read more:
Roslindale's Casserly House receives $5K grant - Roslindale, MA - West Roxbury Transcript

Congratulations to all at Casserly House!

Casserly House was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston as a part of the congregation's 125th anniversary celebrations. Modeled after the work of the first Sisters of St. Joseph, Casserly House was created to be a ministry of presence in a culturally and ethnically mixed neighborhood populated by a large number of new immigrants.

Casserly House is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. It is named after Mother Regis Casserly, one of the first sisters to travel from New York to Boston when the pastor of St. Thomas Church, Jamaica Plain, invited the sisters to come to serve the growing Irish immigrant population.

The mission of Casserly House is to be a living presence in our Roslindale, MA, neighborhood one that fosters unity of people with one another and with God.
The motto of Casserly House is: "Rooted in Boston, Open to the World."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

LCWR Public Statement from the Officers on 2/10/12 White House Resolution

Several people have asked if any congregations of women religious have issued a statement on President Obama's recent resolution on about providing effective healthcare coverage in a way that respects and honors the conscience rights of religious institutions.

The Officers of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious [LCWR] issued a Public Statement on the February 10, 2012 White House Resolution. If you go to the LCWR website : and scroll down to "What's New" in the lower right column, there is a link to the full statement.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Boston Associates Alive and Well in New Mexico

Our latest issue of Soundings Update is available at
In this issue:
  • Read about our Boston CSJ Associates in New Mexico
  • Save the date for our May 5 symposium on Consumerism and the Many Faces of Human Trafficking
  • Read about Taize Prayer and join us for the next Taize Prayer on February 16
My Valentine greeting for you is from Maxim 60 of the Maxims of the Little Institute of Jean-Pierre Medaille, SJ

“Love and strive after,especially, the interior gentleness of your soul…

ps...this heart mandala is actually something I doodled on a napkin during a long meeting several years back. I was about to toss it in the trash, when a friend at the table said, "Save it, you could use that for something later." ...and here it is! Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Nuns tackle Super Bowl sex traffickers

Investigator: Nuns plan to tackle Super Bowl sex traffickers

There's been a lot of coverage of what the Sisters of St. Joseph and 10 other congregations of sisters are doing to address the issue of human trafficking at hotels in the Indianapolis area. The video link above tells the story.