BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY AT ST. JOSEPH’S HOME

In a special way, sisters live the Benedictine spirituality by praying daily and working to help the elderly residents of Saint Joseph’s Home for the Aged. The philosophy of the care program at St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged is to provide residents with an environment that nurtures their social, intellectual, rehabilitative, emotional, and spiritual development in a home-like atmosphere. The Sisters provide a religious and spiritual haven for their residents, helping them to live in peace and tranquility, and treating them with utmost dignity and compassion . . .

The Convent  

IN GOD WE TRUST

“Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds.”

PROVERBS • 27:23

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

PROVERBS • 22:29

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

ECCLESIASTES • 4:9

“But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.

1 SAMUEL • 13:14

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”

COLOSSIANS • 3:23

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.

PROVERBS • 12:11

“People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep.”

ECCLESIASTES • 5:12

“Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.”

ECCLESIASTES • 9:10

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”

1 CORINTHIANS • 15:58

“Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.”

1 THESSALONIANS • 4:11

IN GOD”S SERVICE

“And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”

PSALM • 90:17

“So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is our lot in life. And no one can bring us back to see what happens after we die.”

ECCLESIASTES • 3:22

“But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.”

JOHN • 5:17

“Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”

2 THESSALONIANS • 3:10

“If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.”

EPHESIANS • 4:28

“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”

MATTHEW • 25:21

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

PROVERBS • 3:27

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.”

JOHN • 15:4

“God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”

1 PETER • 4:10

“Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.”

1 TIMOTHY • 4:15