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Spirituality

Who we are and how we minister are grounded in the Gospel, prayer and our community. These are the most recent reflections from some of our sisters, associates and partners.

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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.

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.

Carrying love into the new year

Celebrating the New Year

Standing here, on the threshold of another year, gives me the opportunity to look both back at the past and forward to the future. I like to think about what I want to leave behind and what I want to carry into the future.

Two sisters hug

Working Toward Hope

My understanding of hope is based on theological and psychological understandings. Connecting the two is exciting and helpful. I have been exploring hope and changes in religious life, and most recently in relationship to COVID-19, our political reality and the many losses we are facing today.