The connection between body, mind and spirit proves to be one of the important aspects of life as people experience illness, of any kind. Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry strive to be the presence of Christ the Healer, companioning others in situations that threaten physical, emotional or spiritual health, along with a decreased sense of self-worth or appreciation of one's personal dignity.
At one time, we administrated three hospitals in Connecticut (St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, St. Mary Hospital in Waterbury, and the former St. Joseph Hospital in Stamford). During the mid-80s, Sister-administration of the three Catholic hospitals began to be placed into the capable hands of competent and caring men and women to carry on the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph in a constantly changing healthcare environment. Sisters do continue to provide a healing and compassionate presence as they sit on hospital boards at St. Francis and St. Mary Hospitals, and as some volunteer as patient advocates and wellness visitors.
Sitting on hospital boards, ministry to those living with HIV/AIDS, and provision for health care to the poor are just three ways among many in which Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry continue to respond to health needs of today. Open to understanding how the body, mind and spirit work together in a person's life, Sisters and CSJ Associates provide personal support as well as being a compassionate and caring presence to others in difficult moments of short- or long-term illness.