We Can!

When Jesus asks James and John if they can drink the cup he will drink, they speak a bold and brash, “We can.” These two words in Latin form the motto of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet — possumus. The pioneering sisters in our community and other religious communities indeed lived bold andContinue reading “We Can!”

50 Years as a Sister of St. Joseph, by Joan Mitchell

 Joan Mitchell, CSJ celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph this week. She gave this reflection to her fellow Jubilarians on St. Joseph’s Day. Fifty years ago when our reception walked down the aisle at St. Kate’s Chapel in wedding dresses and left in black with new names, we committed to servingContinue reading “50 Years as a Sister of St. Joseph, by Joan Mitchell”

Happy St. Joseph’s Day!

As Sisters of St. Joseph we celebrate the feast of our patron on March 19 and take a break from Lent for festivities. Joseph is also the patron of the universal Church, so March 19 is a feast we can all claim. Joseph also gives us an example of an ordinary husband and father who faces extraordinary challenges.Continue reading “Happy St. Joseph’s Day!”

2012 is the Year of St. Mark

Mark is the focus of 2012. The year 2012 is the year of Mark, Cycle B, in the Church’s cycles of scripture readings. The first to be written and the closest to oral traditions, Mark’s gospel originates in the watershed year A.D. 70, the year the Roman 10th Legion destroys the temple in Jerusalem, leaving notContinue reading “2012 is the Year of St. Mark”