Since 1997, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have adopted environmental sustainability as a focus that influences both big and small decisions. This report captures some of the significant achievements of our congregation in our journey to environmental sustainability.
The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph, based on our ongoing concerns and written statements in support of migrants, have signed a joint statement by churches opposing the proposed revision of Japan’s Immigration and Refugee Recognition Act.
In light of the current Black Lives Matter Movement, many memories flooded back from my experience of the 1965 Watts riots. This was a time of awakening and conversion for me. Until the riots, I did not know what I did not know.
Last week, Noriko Kuroki arrived in Los Angeles from her native Japan to continue her discernment about religious life. We asked Noriko a few questions so we could get to know her better.
Alive in Oneness with Christ and all creation, the theme for Sister Sally Koch’s first vows was “We are Parts of the Whole” and indeed the community that gathered virtually and physically for Sally’s vows represented parts of the whole.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are concerned and saddened by this situation and regret any pain this has caused many in our Church, especially the families connected to St. James School. We hold the sorrow of our Sisters’ actions deep in our community hearts.
God granted me a 24-hour trip to San Diego and Tijuana on December 4. I was met on the San Diego side of the border by Amanda and Carly of American Refugee Committee from Minnesota. They were on “assignment” to find religious sisters working with the Caravan and refugees in Tijuana.
Chizuru Yamada grew up in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, as an only child. Later in life, as she practiced the Ignatian Spirituality Exercises, she heard God inviting her to become a sister.