Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield

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.

Arriving Migrants Statement

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has released a statement regarding arriving migrants.  The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, who are members of CSSJ, support the statement which opposes “the current administration’s continued denigration of those fleeing untenable situations in their home countries through an executive order which will block those seeking asylum in the

The statement goes on to say “As women religious, we reject the rhetoric of fear and policy of division that poisons our politics today.”

To read the statement in its entirety, please click here.


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. Annette McDermott
Justice & Peace Coordintor
Tel: (413) 536-0853 ext. 269
Fax: (413) 533-3275