meet SSJ Associates Geraldine Gallagher and Gretchen Durney

Mother and Daughter Associates Geraldine Gallagher and her daughter, Gretchen Durney, were welcomed as associates in 2014. Geraldine’s mentor was Sister Geraldine Olon while Associate Renee Caldwell Calabrese was Gretchen’s. Geraldine is a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish … Read More

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Give Someone a Kindness Card!

Sisters of St. Joseph are introducing “kindness cards” which are small cards given to anyone you see doing an act of kindness.  “If we acknowledge and reinforce kindness when we see it, we believe it will foster more kind acts,” … Read More

Dr. Keith Taylor (RIGHT), President  of Gannon University, presents the Gannon University/Metz Culinary Management Thanksgiving Giving back Award to Vicki Washek of L’Arche.

thirty years of thanks and giving

On Sunday, January 13, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania hosted a special liturgy and breakfast in gratitude for all those who helped to make the 30th annual SSJ Thanksgiving dinner possible. The 2018 dinner, a collaborative effort … Read More

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land of the free – for everybody?

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”            … Read More

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acknowledge kindness

While traveling last week, one of our staff members decided to thank the TSA employees for coming to work and she expressed her appreciation, to which they seemed a bit surprised. Then she gave them and the gate agents a … Read More

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journeys winter 2018-2019

              Read about the 30 year tradition of the SSJ Thanksgiving Dinner, the men of SSJ and some special Santas!

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will we welcome the dear neighbor?

The United States Secretary of State,Michael Pompeo,  announced on September 9, 2018, that the current administration will set the maximum level of refugees allowed into the United States at 30,000 for 2019. This is the lowest number set in the … Read More

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clean energy, clean earth

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph recently released a statement opposing the Trump administration’s affordable Clean Energy Rule. In his Encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis, reminds us of our biblical call to live in right relationship and … Read More

sisters of st. joseph celebrate 2018 milestone anniversaries of religious life

The year 2018 marks milestone anniversaries of religious life for 12 sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Anniversary celebrants include the following sisters.   Click on sisters’ names to read more.  75 years Jean Baptiste DiLuzio, SSJ Mary Julia Scully, SSJ … Read More


stop racism

We join with the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph in the fight against racism. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania is a congregation of vowed religious women, agregees and associates who minister in the Roman Catholic … Read More

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