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Hot Cross Buns...One a Penny...Two a Penny

I just finished mixing up my dough.  In the almost six years that I’ve been here at St. Anne’s, it’s become tradition that I make hot cross buns to serve for our residents’ snack on Holy Thursday afternoon.   499 more words

Our Roots: Reclaiming Peace

When Margaret Anna Cusack, Mother Clare, founded the community in 1884, we were called St. Joseph’s Sisters of Peace of the Immaculate Conception. Peace was the central concept in that string of names, as our 1884 Rule and Constitutions made clear: “The object of this Institute is, as its name implies, to promote the peace of the Church both by word and work. 410 more words

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Sister Stories: Prayer for Christian Unity (Sister Juliana)

Sister Juliana Ngozi professed first vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace and is part of the CSJP local community at Hanwell, in London, England. 128 more words

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Our Roots: Answering the Cry for Medical Aid

By Sister Ann Talyor, CSJP

The year was 1890. The fledgling Congregation consisted of 28 Sisters in the UK and New Jersey. Sisters Teresa Moran and Stanislaus Tighe left New Jersey in August to open a hospital for the miners in Fairhaven, Washington. 489 more words

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Sister Stories: Place of Welcome (Sister Katrina)

Sister Katrina Alton professed her first vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace in September.  She lives with two CSJP Sisters in Hamilton, Scotland and is enrolled in a counselling skills course at Glasgow University.   174 more words

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Sister Stories: Grateful, Stolen Heart (Sister Sheena in Haiti)

Shortly after Sr. Sheena George took vows at our Congregation Chapter in September, she left to accompany Sisters Ann Crawley and Maureen Boggins in ministry in Milot, Haiti. 654 more words

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Sister Stories: Turning plastic bags into mats for people who are homeless

Our senior CSJP Sisters living at St. Mary-on-the-Lake, our western regional center in Bellevue, Washington, have embarked on a new project to provide people who are homeless with a mat for sleeping. 92 more words

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