HERE AT LAST – THE SECOND SPRING
It has been a joy and a privilege to research and write both books, and I hope you will enjoy them too. I have tried to include photographs spanning the 80 years covered by The Second Spring and you will see many whom you know and love, as well as earlier Sisters. Finally, I want to thank the Sisters for welcoming me and trusting me to write their story.”
SISTER JANE OLIVE, CSJB – Feb. 17, 1930 - May 17, 2022
THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON
Dickson says of his GSH brother: “It is a great pleasure for me to share his story with you and with the rest of the world. First, he came to the Good Shepherd home in Abangoh on April 12, 2003, as a young boy, who was 10 years old from the village after the passing to glory of his mother in early 2003. He did not get the chance to know his dad as he died before his mother. His mother was a housewife with no academic qualifications. Thanks to his uncle, a Monk at the Monastery, who brought him to the Good Shepherd Home.
ST. MARGUERITE’S RETREAT HOUSE
COMMEMORATION DAY JUNE 25, 2022 10:00 AM
MARKET STREET MISSION
Community Support on National Day of Prayer at Market Street Mission in Morristown
PREPARING FOR ROGATION DAYS:
GOOD NEWS GARDENS and COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
By CSJB Associate Julie Crawford
We are extremely attached to the 100+-year-old heirloom trees on our property, so we worked with R&R to ensure that the least number of trees would need to be removed for the project. In the end, only one large tree had to be cut down – the large multi-trunked one that stood near the driveway next to the bell tower of the Main Chapel – but it was still difficult for us to watch it go. Two more small, less visible, trees will also be removed.
NEW YORK SERVICE & JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE
SISTER LINDA CLARE AT CALVARY CHURCH
The Dominican Sisters – Alice, Eleanor, and Sue – were teachers or principals and their order’s mission took them away from the mother house most of the day. CSJB is a mixed community that prays the daily office and participates in individual ministries which may be at the convent or at outside venues.
Our audience was a women’s prayer group from Calvary Church led by Rev. Holt. They are a dedicated group of women who have been meeting for many years. Their questions covered mission, the call to the religious life, coming to the convent and living in community. The Sisters were honored to be invited to join them.“
SISTER VICTORIA MICHELLE LEADING BIBLE STUDY
CONFERENCE OF ANGLICAN RELIGIOUS ORDERS
IN THE AMERICAS
CSJB ON SOCIAL MEDIA
ASSOCIATES AND OBLATES
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMNAE
BOOKS BY THE SISTERS
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
YOUR LEGACY FOR CSJB
The Convent was restored in 1960 by a legacy gift.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE CSJB IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING?
If you’d like information on how to arrange a legacy gift, please email Sister Monica Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-543-4641 ext. 2.
The majority of our buildings, chapel furnishings, Convent and Retreat House furnishings, and ongoing ministry funds were made possible through legacies. It is mainly through the kindness of legacy donors who believed in our mission that we have carried forward the plans of the Holy Spirit for our Community from 1852 to the present time.
The restoration of the Convent in 1960 was made possible by a legacy gift. Before that gift, the Sisters lived at St. Marguerite's for ten years because the Convent repairs were too expensive to undertake.
Many thanks to all the kind people who have expressed interest in being CSJB Legacy donors. Our promise to you is that your legacy will continue God's work.
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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