Sisters of St. Joseph
Sisters of St. Joseph moves always towards profound love of God and Love of neighbor without distinction.” Consensus Statement
The History: The Sisters of St. Joseph began in Le Puy, France in 1650. The six original members felt called to a life of prayer and active ministry outside of the convent. Like the sisters, BSM responds to the sign of the times with characteristic courage and generosity born from the sisters’ mission to live in “profound love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.”
- Following their hearts and respond to the needs of the time
- Moving always toward God and neighbor without distinction
- Stewardship of material goods
- Strive to meet the needs of those who have no voice.
- The call to Right Relationship
Living the Mission at BSM
There are many ways students are living out the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Examples include:
Faith in Action: This course honors the Sisters of St. Joseph commitment to moving always toward the profound love of God and love of dear neighbor without distinction. Using Catholic Sacramental theology, students reflect on and advocate for social justice issues. Students become a sign of God’s love through the Gospel call to Right Relationship. Students will learn about the power of human potential to bring positive change in the world.
Discipleship in Society: The Sisters of St. Joseph urge us to move from the center where we are comfortable to the margins of vulnerability. Through this course, students will deepen and broaden their understanding of the Gospel message and the Church’s social teaching. Students will learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and vulnerable, is present today in the Church’s mission. Learning about the cycles of poverty and injustice that keep people oppressed, students will discern their roles in service to others.
Red Knight Volunteer Corps (RKVC): The largest co-curricular program at the school, RKVC has over 500 student members. This program centers on student volunteers working in the community. Students will gain experience from a variety of volunteer opportunities such as working in hospitals and nursing homes to helping children with special needs. The purpose of this program is to give students the opportunity to stretch their knowledge of the world, meet new people, and see that faith involves service, commitment, and intellectual understanding.
Connecting with our charisms and heritage is central to our Catholic identity. From them, we gain a broader vision and an expanded community.
“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone...we are many parts but all one body in Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6...12)