COMMEMORATION DAY 2022
CSJB ASPIRANT DIANA BAUDELAIRE
ST. MARGUERITE’S RETREAT HOUSE
From Sister Eleanor Francis
GOOD NEWS GARDENS
SERMONS BY THE SISTERS
Sister Eleanor Francis preaching at St. Mark's, Mendham. The altar in the background was originally at St. John Baptist School.
Our Sisters take turns preaching and reading meditations in the CSJB Chapel, and we also preach in local parishes.
Sister Victoria Michelle preached a lovely sermon on Father’s Day. It can be read HERE.
She also preached recently at the Church of the Messiah in Chester, and that sermon can be seen HERE.
Sister Deborah Francis' sermon from Ascension Day can be read HERE.
Recent sermons from Sister Eleanor Francis can be read HERE and HERE.
Sister Eleanor Francis' recent sermon at St. Mark’s, Mendham can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
Sister Linda Clare’s sermon from St. John Baptist Day can be read HERE.
HOMELESS SOLUTIONS: A HandsUp Not a HandOut
CELEBRATING ANGELS ON EARTH: CERTIFIED NURSES AIDE WEEK
A Prayer for CNAs
God of all Tenderness, with love and patience each day you keep the grass growing and the flowers blooming. Be with all nursing assistants as they tend to the daily needs of those entrusted to their care. When confronted with impatience, give them grace. When surrounded by too much to do, give them clarity. When doubtful of themselves and the gifts they bring, remind them of the power of love in small acts unseen. Amen.
SISTER SUZANNE ELIZABETH
SISTER MONICA AT SEWANEE
ASSOCIATES AND OBLATES
CSJB Associate the Rev. Carol Horton’s mother Jean Steinberg passed away peacefully on May 31. The memorial was held on Saturday, June 25 at the First Congregational Church of Chester, NJ. Carol says of her mother “She loved life, loved beauty, and loved Jesus, and followed him as a faithful witness of that love, even in the most challenging of times. Thank you, Mom.” Jean’s obituary can be read by CLICKING HERE.
All CSJB Associates and Oblates are welcome to send prayers, photos, meditations, and news to Sister Monica Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like them to be included in future newsletters.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMNAE
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
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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