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Reflections

Our charism is rooted in our spirituality. We invite members of the family of Joseph to share their personal reflections about spirituality and mission to inspire, uplift and educate.

Teresa Avalos, CSJ

The Art of Letting Go

Letting go. Though the reasons may vary, as these sisters from across the congregation share, it is something we all must learn to do.

A variety of fruits vegetables and some meat around a chalkboard with the word "Flexitarian"

Maybe I am a flexitarian?

As I continue to contemplate the impact that my lifestyle is having on the planet, I think I have finally found something that will work for me. I am now eating as a vegetarian for breakfast, a vegan for most lunches, and trying to make choices at dinner for the health of the planet.

A group of sisters wearing masks pose in front of the sign for the shelter in Mexicali, Mexico and a large mural

Border Compassion

These two stories come from sisters who have traveled to Mexicali, Mexico with the new organization Border Compassion. Its mission is to invite faith communities to cross over at the U.S./Mexico border and offer a compassionate humanitarian response.

Headshot of Maria Beck, CSJ Associate wearing a red shirt and infront of a blue background.

Utica’s Prayer Powerhouse

Associates promise to pray “individually and communally with the Sisters of St. Joseph.” Maria Beck takes that promise seriously.

Chairs in an empty classroom

Never Stop Learning!

What would it be like if all of us celebrated this Black History Month as a reminder that there is always more to learn and enjoy from the rich diversity of the Body of Christ?