Sponsored Works

We, Sisters of Saint Joseph, have a unique relationship with our sponsored works, places founded and supported by our Congregation where our mission of unity directs the mission, philosophy, values -- the very life of each place. These sponsored works respond to educational, health care, social service, spiritual and housing needs in our world today. In these sponsored ministries our lay colleagues partner with us in fostering a spirit of loving God and neighbor without distinction.

Saint Joseph Academy
Founded in 1854 Saint Joseph Academy in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania has adapted throughout its history to the changing needs of our neighbors in Adams County. Today the academy consists of a PreSchool and a CARES program which serves the after-school needs of children from area Catholic elementary schools. (717) 630-9990

Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Founded in 1858 Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, Pennsylvania is a college preparatory school preparing young women in grades 9 through 12 to realize their fullest potential through a holistic education enriched by the values of the Catholic Church. (215) 233-3177, www.msjacad.org

Saint Joseph Villa
Founded in 1968 Saint Joseph Villa in Flourtown, Pennsylvania offers health care to the retired and infirm Sisters of Saint Joseph and when possible to lay women and men, and to members of other religious communities. (215) 836-4179, www.stjosephvilla.org

Saint Mary By-the-Sea
Founded in 1909 Saint Mary By-The-Sea Retreat House in Cape May Point, New Jersey offers retreat opportunities for sisters, associates and friends from June through September. Saint Mary's spirit of reflection, community and recreation fosters a sense of relationship with God, with one another and with all creation. Sisters and friends offer volunteer service in opening, staffing and closing the retreat center in the spring, summer and fall months. (609) 884-8878

SSJ Earth Center
In response to our vision that we "treasure and care for Earth" the Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center educates, celebrates and practices eco-spirituality and sustainability. http://www.ssjearthcenter.com

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Founded in 1920 Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in the Chestnut Hill section of
Philadelphia educates girls and boys from pre-school level through grade eight offering a curriculum which includes a Montessori program, creative interactive classrooms and an extended day program. (215) 247-3811, www.norfon.org

SSJ Center for Spirituality
Founded in 1975 the SSJ Center for Spirituality offers both a presence and a place for those who seek to be attentive to God's love in their everyday lives, through spiritual direction, retreats and other opportunities for deepening one's relationship with God, with all people and with all creation. The Center is located on the campus of Mount Saint Joseph Convent and Chestnut Hill College. (215) 248-7222

Academy Village
Founded in 1982 Academy Village in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania was the first venture in low-income housing for seniors undertaken by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Housed in two renovated buildings formerly used by Saint Joseph Academy, the apartments in Academy Village are rented to seniors who qualify for federally subsidized housing. (717) 637-4441

Bethlehem Village
Founded in 1984 Bethlehem Village is supported by funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and directed in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The 100 apartments at Bethlehem Village offer housing to seniors living on a limited income. (215) 233-0998

Saint Joseph Village
Founded in 1998 Saint Joseph Village is a good example of adjusting our sponsored works to respond to current neighborhood needs. An area of the property and part of a building used by Saint Joseph Academy have been renovated to provide 40 apartments for seniors living on a fixed income.
(717) 637-4441

Cecilian Village
Founded in 2007 Cecilian Village sought a home in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia. However, the facility of 49 one bedroom units of affordable housing for the elderly found a home of two plus acres on the historic grounds in McSherrystown. Here the residents and staff enjoy the pleasantries of Adams County and a rich tradition of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in the area.

Sisters of Saint Joseph Welcome Center
Founded in 2002 the SSJ Welcome Center in the Kensington area of Philadelphia offers opportunities that enable poor immigrants and other newcomers to the neighborhood to improve the quality of their lives through access to education, support services and programs leading to self-sufficiency. (215) 634-1696, www.ssjwelcomecenter.org

Chestnut Hill College
Founded in 1924 Chestnut Hill College in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia opened as a four year liberal arts college for women. Throughout the years the college expanded to include educational opportunities for both men and women in the Undergraduate, Accelerated, Graduate, and Post Graduate Divisions. Faithful to its rich history, Chestnut Hill College continues to meet the challenges of a changing society while maintaining its commitment to values-oriented education. (215-248-7000) http://www.chc.edu


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