Upcoming Events/Programs


Spring, 2018 Writer’s Workshop 

The Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston will host another six-week series, entitled “Writing: A Kaleidoscope of Memories.” This program inspires women to freely express their thoughts & feelings through writing. The facilitator of the group, Mary Caruso, provides a skillful balance of thought-provoking writing prompts and opportunities for participants to share their writing, as they wish. The spring series will be held on Thursday mornings, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., beginning on March 8th and continuing through April 12th, 2018. Specific dates include: March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 and April 12. Each session is held in The Penthouse at the Sisters of St. Joseph residence, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA. To register, please call Mary Rita Weschler at: 617-746-2056 or email: maryrita.weschler@csjboston.org. There is no cost for this series, but a free-will offering is gratefully accepted!

Crossroads and Thresholds II: Embracing the Second Half of Life

This 4-week series for women will continue exploring the transitions and life stages in the second half of life. Participants will reflect on their past, look at their present reality, and consider future hopes to reclaim their personal gifts and experiences in a unique way. This series will incorporate Judeo-Christian spirituality, Jungian and developmental psychology.

Each session will be held on Thursday mornings, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA. Specific dates include: Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, and March 1st. There is no charge for the series, but a free will donation is gratefully accepted.

To register, please contact Mary Rita Weschler at The Women’s Table, 617-746-2056 or via email, maryrita.weschler@csjboston.org.

 Presenter: Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ

 THE MULTICULTURAL CIRCLE FOR WOMEN weaves the lives of women from Guatemala, China, The Philippines, Uganda and beyond. This Circle meets once a month and provides an opportunity for women from other cultures to share their experiences with one another. The Multicultural Circle for Women meets once a month on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This group has been meeting for more than six years now, and one member, Susan, described it this way: “In my hectic pace of life, the Circle has been an oasis—and to borrow something from my daughter’s vocabulary, my Sisters’ Club! At the Circle, we are free to release what’s in our hearts, have a good cry, share a hearty laugh and be comforted. All who are listening are supportive and walking with us through this journey called Life. Thank God for the Women’s Circle!”

January 12, 2018, February 9, March 16, April 13, May 4, June 8

GATHERING CIRCLE FOR MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS offers support for mothers of children with special needs and has been meeting for two years. Mothers from greater Boston and beyond meet once a month to share their experiences, listen compassionately, and offer suggestions of mutual support to one another. Each circle meets from 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Kay Pranis, author of Peacemaking Circles, underscores the value of Circles for participants, “Circles are places for being heard—for expressing what’s on our minds and hearts and having others receive it deeply. Telling our stories in the safe space of Circles opens windows on each other’s lives, giving us moments when we can witness the path another has walked as well as feel that others appreciate our own path.” One participant describes it this way, “The Circle is a refuge from my busy world, my busy life. To sit and be with peers whose experiences are similar is comforting.”

January 22, 2018, February 26, March 19, April 9, May 14, June 11

Aging in Grace Retreat The Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph is sponsoring a day-long retreat designed for women 35-85+ years. Aging in Grace will consider aging as a gift. We will deepen our knowledge and acceptance of self and God or a Higher Power in a reflective and freeing way. If you are in transition, mid-life, facing retirement or just desirous of growth, this retreat is for you!  April 6 and 7, 2018

Retreat for Mothers — Nahant – April 27 & 28, 2018


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Invitation and sponsorship to follow.


The Women’s Table of the Sisters of St. Joseph invites you to join for a day of relaxation, renewal and rest! We welcome you to “Peace Begins with Me,” a day-long program of self-care including neck and shoulder massage, breathing and relaxation exercises, yoga for all experience levels, introduction to coloring for adults and Zentangle, and the opportunity to “just be” for a day! There is no charge for the day, and registration includes a light breakfast and lunch. The program will take place at The Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA. TBD