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Edition No. 52 September 19, 2017 
Celebrating 50 Years!
Saint Joseph Villa Begins Golden Anniversary
with a Special Eucharistic Liturgy
It was a beautiful day in Flourtown, Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 17, 2017, as Saint Joseph Villa opened its Golden Anniversary Year with a special Eucharistic Liturgy. Mass was followed by a reception and tours of the newly renovated spaces at the Villa. Approximately 250 Sisters, patrons, family and friends attended the event.

Thank you to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap., D.D. and to the many priests and seminarians who celebrated this milestone with us.

Enjoy this sampling of photos from the day. More photos and an article will be featured in the Congregational magazine One With this October.
Pictured from left: Maureen Erdlen SSJ, Regina Bell SSJ, Anne Myers SSJ — Congregational President, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D., Dorothy Apprich SSJ — Executive Director Saint Joseph Villa, Eileen Marnien SSJ — Congregational Vice President and Teresa Shaw SSJ.
Saint Joseph Villa Choir
Pictured from left: Sisters Maureen Erdlen SSJ and Regina Bell SSJ lead the procession.
Musicians pictured from left: Michelle Lesher SSJ, Rose Reda SSJ, Roseann Tribuiani SSJ and Kate Shelly SSJ.
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Pictured from left: Anne Myers SSJ, Congregational President and Diane McManus SSJ
Sister Dorothy Apprich SSJ, Executive Director of Saint Joseph Villa
SSJ Earth Center Participates in Abbey Fest
The SSJ Earth Center set up shop at this year's Abbey Fest in Paoli, Pennsylvania. The annual festival is considered to be one of the largest Catholic celebrations of faith, family and praise in the United States. The event is held outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Daylesford Abbey.

Approximately 4,000 people participated this year and over 50 religious vendors displayed their wares. Liturgy was held at 4:00 PM, followed by a concert, which continued until 9:30 PM. The SSJ Earth Center provided an opportunity for people to sign the Catholic Climate Covenant and the St. Francis Pledge. A total of 170 people signed the pledge and many took literature about the Catholic Climate Covenant.

The SSJ Earth Center table staff included Sisters Joyce Ballerino SSJ and Mary Elizabeth Clark SSJ, John and Terry Trudeau, Mary and Luke LeTourneau and family and Associate Maryanne Williams.

Mark your calendar for Abbey Fest 2018 — Saturday, September 15, 2018!

Learn more about Abbey Fest
SSJ Earth Center was a vendor at this Abbey Fest.
Isaac LeTourneau creates bird feeders out of pine cones dipped in Crisco and bird seed at the SSJ Earth Center display at Abbey Fest.

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                                         — SSJ Constitutions #15
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