“Our charism…sends us into the world as continuous acts of love, a love that is active and inclusive, patient and enduring, fearless and tender, forgiving and giving, steady and steadfast. It forms bridges, makes connections easier and facilitates life for others, enabling them also to stir up love in our world.” Sister Marcia Allen, CSJ Concordia, KS

We Are...

...a group of experienced leaders from the Congregation of St. Joseph and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, Boston, Philadelphia and Northwestern Pennsylvania. We have joined together to develop a mission-centered formation program for lay leaders affiliated with CSSJ Congregations and ministries.

The Spirits On Fire! program consists of opportunities for leaders to engage in a transformative process of growing into and leading from the CSSJ charism.

Dolores Clerico, SSJ Sisters of St. Joseph, Philadelphia
Theresa Denton, Congregation of St. Joseph, Sponsored Ministries
Phyllis DiFuccia, SSJ Sisters of St. Joseph, Northwestern Pennsylvania
Mary Anne Doyle, SSJ Sisters of St. Joseph, Boston, Sponsored Ministries
Janet Fleischhacker, CSJ Congregation of St. Joseph, Sponsored Ministries
Angela Gannon, CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, Sponsored Ministries
Kathy McCluskey, CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph, Boston
Judith Minear, CSJ Congregation of St. Joseph, Sponsored Ministries
Kerry Rusak, Spirits on Fire Alumna, Sisters of St. Joseph, Philadelphia,
Betsy Wiest, Spirits on Fire Alumna , Sisters of St. Joseph, Northwest Pennsylvania
A Year-Long Formation Program
for Lay Leaders in the
CSSJ Mission and Tradition