Jennie walking along the CSJB driveway amid fall colors (click any photo to enlarge)
You wrap yourself with light
BLESSING THE CSJB PETS
GOOD NEWS FOR CONVENT GUESTS
The Sisters have agreed to the following re-opening protocols:
Throughout the pandemic, every guest at our Retreat House and Convent has been extremely understanding and gracious about our COVID protocols. We thank you all so much for being willing to protect our immuno-compromised Sisters and staff.
THANK YOU, SEPTIC ANGELS!
THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON, WEST AFRICA
OUR BOY SCOUT TROOP
Rob adds: "The troop meets every Tuesday evening starting at 7:30 pm when school is in session. Come join us.”
For more information, visit the Troop 130 website HERE. Their new Facebook page is HERE.
A CONCERT AT THE CONVENT
THE GARDEN OF HOPE
Garden of Hope Greenhouse Using Passive Solar Energy to Extend the Season and Installed New Composting Systems - from CSJB Associate Julie Crawford
St Andrews and Holy Cross Reach Out to Network with Garden of Hope for a Good News Garden Project
Sister Linda Clare and Associate Julie Crawford were invited by the Vestry and Reverend Rose Cohen Hassen of St Andrew and Holy Cross in South Orange to share about the Garden of Hope journey. They did so on Youth Sunday this month. Plans for a Youth Ministries Program are underway for the installation of a kitchen garden, berry garden, and a children’s garden as well as additional beds in the nearby South Orange Community Garden. Produce will be used to support The Holy Trinity Food Pantry Any support (volunteer or donation) for this new program is welcomed.
View Sermon by Associate Julie Crawford
View Garden of Hope Presentation
Bounty from the Garden of Hope for food pantries and Chester Area Senior Housing
ST. MARGUERITE’S RETREAT HOUSE
A VISIT FROM SANDRA SQUIRES
It not only included visiting our Convent and meeting the Sisters and the author of our history books, but also places like Salem, MA (to learn about the witch trials) and the Women’s Rights National Historic Park/Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s home in Seneca Falls, NY.
Before her retirement, Sandra served as faculty member, department chair, and Professor emeritus at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
MENDHAM TOWNSHIP ARCHIVES
REACHING OUT TO GOD’S PEOPLE
THERE’S JUST NUN BETTER!
ALZHEIMERS AWARENESS MONTH:
FAITH COMMUNITIES FOR ACTION
From CSJB Associate Julie Crawford
An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia today. This number could grow to 13.8 million by 2060 barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or cure AD.
The Centers of Disease Control provides information about Alzheimer’s, other dementias, and subjective cognitive decline including warning signs and how women and minorities are at greater risk. The CDC also shares The Truth About Aging and Dementia including 7 ways to maintain your brain health and the interactions of drugs that mimic these diseases.
If your family is facing this challenge or you know of others, you can reach out to a supportive on-line group USAgainstAlzheimer Community.
ASSOCIATES AND OBLATES
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMNAE
The Class of 1973 will be celebrating its 50th reunion in 2023. Please check the St. John Baptist School Facebook page HERE for updates.
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
We pray especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed.
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO
The DCLM Fund
The S.A.D. Foundation
The Community of the Transfiguration
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool
The Rev. Kevin Coffey
The Rev. Cynthia L. Black, DD, and the people of the Church of the Redeemer
The Rev. John A. Rollins
The Rev. Lorna Erixson and the people of St. Mark's Mendham
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn and the people of the Church of the Messiah
The Rev. Victoria McGrath and the people of All Saints Millington
The Rev. Anne C. Thatcher and the people of St. Peters Morristown
TO SUPPORT OUR GENERAL FUND
We thank all our generous friends, Associates, Oblates, and benefactors who generously give to CSJB to keep Mother Harriet Monsell's dreams alive.
YOUR LEGACY FOR CSJB
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR:
COVID-19 Resources from the Diocese of Newark
COVID-19 Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Dialogue from the Diocese of Newark
THE CLEWER INITIATIVE
PROGRAM founded by our Sisters in England and the Rt. Rev. Alastair Redfern
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
Thank you to all our donors who raised over $480,000 to replace our 114-year-old septic system!
Next, we hope to replace the Convent stucco and restore our cemetery.
Thank you for supporting our Capital Campaign to help us continue God's work in our sacred space.
It's easy to help!
To donate by check, make your check out to:
St. John the Baptist Foundation
"Capital Campaign" on the ledger line of your check.
Mail to: PO Box 240
Mendham, NJ .7945
To donate by PAYPAL, go to
and in the "purpose" section of your online donation type "Capital Campaign."
Thank you for supporting our ministries of retreat and spiritual direction which are needed more than ever in today's world.
The State of New Jersey recently stopped giving grants for repairs to religious structures, so this has taken away half our funding for repairs and restorations. The COVID crisis has also negatively impacted our funding for these projects.
If you're interested in contributing to our Capital Campaign to help with these goals, or you'd like to learn about donating in other ways to the ministries of CSJB, CLICK HERE