The St. Louis Review, newspaper for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, covered our sisters’ call for better conditions for farmworkers. This call was a central theme at the recent Sisters of St. Joseph Federation Meeting held in Orlando, Fla. in July 2016.

We have joined with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmworkers organizing group to call for a boycott of Wendy’s restaurants until they agree to join the Fair Food Program.

Read the story

Read the Federation statement on human rights for farmworkers

   September 9th, 2016      Posted In: In The News, Justice, St. Louis


baa701aa647b61cca4a90d96bdc1e201_f2004Our Sisters Baya Clare, CSJ and Ruth Booker, CSJ from St. Paul, Minn. and Sisters Patty Clune, CSJ and Martha Neimann, CSJ of St. Louis, Mo. were featured in a four-part series on prison ministry in the U.S. by the Global Sisters Report, a part of the National Catholic Reporter.  The series also prominently featured Journey House, a home for women leaving prison, which is one of our ministries in Kansas City, Mo.

Read part 1 of the series
Read part 2 of the series
Read part 3 of the series
Read part 4 of the series 

   April 7th, 2016      Posted In: Congregation, In The News, St. Louis, St. Paul


ffe525dff142ed401e04ae252d5ae86e_f2108The Catholic Health Association of the United States has named Sister Barbara Moore the 2016 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.

This award is given each year to an acknowledged leader of the health ministry who has inspired and mentored numerous others. The individual’s leadership extends past the Catholic health ministry to influence and impact the local community and beyond.

For 50 years, Sister Barbara served in health care ministry and education, predominately nursing.

Notably, she served the dear neighbor in community health programs in Kansas City. She was the program coordinator of maternal child health at the Samuel U. Rodgers Comprehensive Community Health Center, 1988-98; and the project director for the Kansas City Healthy Start program at Heart of America United Way, 1998-2002.

Sister Barbara retired in 2015 and continues to serve on several boards and in a variety of volunteer and community service activities, including Mircrofinancing Partners in Africa, which assists those in extreme poverty, and Nia Kuumba, a spirituality center for women of African and African-American descent.

She also serves as a member of the Ascension Sponsor, the Ministerial Public Juridic Person for Ascension, the largest Catholic Health System in the country.

In particular, she is a well-known speaker on issues of race and justice, sharing her story as one of many religious who marched for civil rights in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

She received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, 2013 and Avila University, 2015.

   March 29th, 2016      Posted In: Featured Stories, St. Louis


61e4b7c1ad7c8edcb2f912d712143607_f2084Our St. Louis province has joined an effort of St. Louis Catholic Sisters to spread a message of hope in the region. The sisters launched a billboard campaign in March with signs throughout the metro area reading “We have faith in you, St. Louis.” The message demonstrate the hope the sisters have in the city and also raise awareness of the presence of Catholic sisters around National Catholic Sisters Week.

Read the story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Read why sisters have “Faith in St. Louis”

   March 3rd, 2016      Posted In: In The News, St. Louis


a544db5864013cac9a76884f1ad36925_f1943The Congregational Justice Personnel met at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, NY, from October 22 to 24 and then continued on to the meeting of the Federation Justice coordinators in Brentwood, NY.

Participants included: (back row: l. to r.) Consociate Ginger Hedstrom (St. Paul), Sister Diane Smith (Los Angeles), Sister Fran Dempsey (Albany), Megan Bender (St. Paul), Elea Ingram (St. Paul, St. Joseph Worker); (front row: l. to r.) Sisters Ida Robertine Berresheim (St. Louis), Doreen Glynn (Albany), Sister Danielle Bonetti (Congregational Leadership Team), and Linda Neil (Albany).

   October 26th, 2015      Posted In: Albany, Congregation, Featured Stories, Justice, Los Angeles, St. Louis, St. Paul


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