October 15, 2021
Dear Sisters, Associates and Friends,
It is with great joy in our hearts, that we are spiritually united to all of you as we celebrate the 371st Anniversary of the Foundation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and the birth of the Little Design.
As every year, the Celebration of October 15th can be for all of us an event of "interior refoundation", renewing in us the beauty and authenticity of our life of faith, our apostolic zeal and our prophetic witness of love for the "dear neighbor". A love that today is enhanced by interculturality and that has expanded, on a universal scale, including the Earth and all of Creation.
Celebrating our history, we thank God for all that God has enabled through the generosity of so many sisters and associates who have preceded us. We thank all of you for your presence in the life and mission of the Little Design. Thank you for being part of this history and for collaborating with us in the realization of God's plan: “That all may be one in Christ”!
May the Lord bless us and our communities with every grace, through the intercession of our dear Father Jean Pierre Medaille, SJ and our founding Sisters.
Happy Feast Day!
s. Sally Hodgdon
S. Mariaelena Aceti
S. Ieda Tomazini
S. Philo Pazhuru Parambil