Justice & Peace

The Office of Justice and Peace, with over four decades of service, is an enduring expression of our commitment to the Congregation’s mission to unite neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God.

In 2011, all of us – Associates, Agregees, and vowed Sisters, committed ourselves to:

          be informed, compassionate advocates

                     for people who are poor and alienated and to

                                 be responsible, concerned stewards of the earth and universe …

          we join with others to

                      effect change in those ecclesial,

                                  civic and ecological systems

                                              that hinder the journey toward

                                                          the day when all will be one.

Nicaragua Violence Statement

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has released a statement regarding ongoing violence in Nicaragua.  The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, who are members of CSSJ, support the statment which voices "concern about the growing repression and state-sanctioned violence in Nicaragua."

The statement goes on to say "As a country that Sisters of St. Joseph have served in, we are horrified to hear of the injustices occurring against our 'dear neighbors' in Nicaragua."

To read the statement in its entirety, please click here


We have produced a number of monthly information sheets about topics that concern us. This month's topic is Private Prisons. You can see previous topic PDFs in our archive.


Peace and Justice Committee
The Peace and Justice Committee reflects, educates, and acts on social justice issues in collaboration with:

Sisters and Associates of the Community

The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph throughout the world

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Local, National and Global organizations

For more information contact
Sr. Denise Granger
Justice & Peace Coordintor
Tel: (413) 536-0853 ext. 269
Fax: (413) 533-3275
Email: justicepeace@ssjspringfield.org

Sr. Denise Granger