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The Sisters of St. Joseph, TOSF Enter into a Three Year Futuring Process

Facing similar challenges that all of you do: aging, health and limited financial resources, in October 2010 Sister Jane Blabolil, on behalf of the Central Board, invited the congregation to enter into a three year process to create the future of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Third Order of St. Francis. Ninety-nine percent of the sisters affirmed Sister Jane's invitation. Fourteen sisters, including the Central Board, and two associates agreed to serve on the committee to design a process which would involve the entire congregation. Sister Barbara Stanbridge, IHM was hired as the facilitator.

Currently, the congregation is fully involved in prayerful reflection, conversations and meetings. We believe we do have a future but it will look different from the present. We are not going away. Sisters are engaged in ministries and there are many needs to be addressed. We ask you to join with us in prayer as we move forward to our General Chapter of 2013.

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