One of the primary aims of our life together as Augustinians is to be “of one mind and heart on the way to God." which is taken from the book of Acts 4:32. To us, this means that instead of being a hierarchical, top-down structure of Community, we Sisters live a life that would be described in the modern business world as a "team-building" community. We strive to focus on the common good, to work together to navigate the uncertainties of life, and to remember always to love one another. These aims have sustained us especially in these trying times, when unity and empathy are so necessary to heal the division and pain in the world around us.
THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY
OUR AUGUST SEARCH PROGRAM
PONY'S BOOK IS COMING SOON!
THE GARDEN OF HOPE
GIVING MARY A HELPING HAND
FROM SISTER ELEANOR FRANCIS
THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON,
THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER AT CSJB
ST. MARGUERITE'S RETREAT HOUSE
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL
CSJB OBLATES AND ASSOCIATES
SERMONS FROM THE SISTERS OF CSJB
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
We pray especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed.
We would be honored to pray for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any prayer requests. If you have requested prayers and don't see the requested name on our list, we offer our apologies. Please email the Superior and we will add the name here.
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. 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
WOULD YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE CSJB IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING?
Your planned giving would help to ensure that the dreams of our Mother Foundress, to continually address "the needs of the day," will live on into the future. We welcome gifts for specific purposes and ministries, for our Capital Campaign to restore and repair our sacred space, or for the general operating fund of the Convent and Retreat House where we welcome an average of 2,000 visitors per year.
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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, St. Marguerite's roof, 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