Magazine Archive

It’s all good and it’s all here
Tomatoes, peppers, carrots, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet corn, shell peas, sugar peas, green beans, okra, radicchio, beets, mixed salad greens, spinach, Swiss chard, pickling cucumbers, summer squash, sweet potatoes, winter squash, raspberries, garlic ... and, of course,...
Tell me a story
Pajamas welcome as education majors conduct bedtime story hour for kids by Sadie Fenton '10 and Charmaine Daniels  Clad in robes and slippers, youngsters from 2 years old to 10 years old crowd around the couches in the student lounge of Alfond Center. Equipped with blankets a...
New athletics web site, college partnership and service learning program
Service learning where everyone learns Talk about a win-win. With the help of a $2,500 grant from the Fisher Charitable Foundation, education professor Dr. Janice Rey created a new service-learning program at a local, urban school that does many things at once for the benefit of all. Usi...
Alumna’s work with Hispanic community in Maine is her calling
Small and determined, she walks toward the altar as if drawn by the pull of a greater purpose. At the Spanish-language Mass where she assists - and in all her efforts elsewhere - her purpose is to honor the dignity of each human being, no matter their nationality or green card status. It...
Saint Joseph’s opens food pantry to serve nearby towns
Saint Joseph's College has opened a community food pantry in Standish named "Catherine's Cupboard," in honor of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. The Campus Ministry office, the Town of Standish, and the college food vendor Bon Appétit worked together to establish th...
Anatomy of a free clinic
After working more than 20 years as a nurse, Patricia Leavitt’s dream was to start a free clinic for people without health insurance. But along with passionate commitment, it took leadership, determination, networking, dollars, an eye for accounting and the ability to schmooze...
Love, sweat and the theology of the hammer
Students pitch in to help alumnus dedicated to affordable housing for all Every year, Campus Ministry sponsors groups of Saint Joseph’s students to volunteer during Spring Break, and this time I had the privilege of seeing them in action in Westchester County, just north of New Yor...
Peas in February? In Maine?
Campus farm turns four-season Can peas really grow in the winter in Maine? Hoop dreams: The campus greenhouses held lettuce and spinach...
Reflections on a cupboard that’s never empty
Faces of Mercy nourish food pantry started by college and town Sitting at his desk amid bags and boxes filled with macaroni and tuna, not far from the stack of mixed fruit cans near the door, it’s easy to imagine Mike Blais ’09 has a job connected to food. Donations at his Ca...
Finding parents for children
Helping adoptive moms and dads leads alumna from Boston to Addis Ababa Laura Wells '04 sat in her hotel room in Ethiopia's capital city trying to catch her breath. In the last 24 hours, she'd flown out of Logan Airport in Boston, traveled halfway around the world, and survived a wild ...
Making her mark, paving the way
Paula Callo ’89 meets with two of her vocational nursing students at Midland College in Midland, Texas. Paula Callo '89 ...
Long night’s journey into day
Saint Joseph's scholarship helps Vietnamese refugee transform her life Swan Nguyen Goodahl '79 remembers the morning the V...
Faculty and students get down to work in Guatemala and share in the common good
"It's at the heart and soul of our identity as Christians, and it's at the heart and soul of our identity as a college," explains theology professor Dr. Steven Bridge about the importance of service to others. In January, Bridge led a team of 18 students and one other ...
Jim Killoran ’80 and the theology of the hammer
During the fall months, Jim Killoran '80 has worked vigorously with a team of volunteers to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. As executiv...
It’s a long way to Zambia, but not when you travel with heart
It’s a long way from a small library in Hallowell, Maine, to Kaoma, a small village in the southern African bush. But a talk at her local library led Honorary Degree recipient and alumna Cynthia Murray-Beliveau to Kaoma, Zambia, for three weeks in the spring.
Mercy Center forges faith and service
Student members of the service corps volunteer with nonprofit organizations throughout the wider community. (Photo by Rayne Lewis '13)
Spring Break Workfest turns 20
This year Campus Ministry celebrates 20 years of sending students to help others in need – when they could be basking in the Florida sun or enjoying home-cooked meals
“Get engaged, get lost, get gratitude”
Everyone in the entire gymnasium stood and clapped. Sister Marilyn Lacey, RSM, had just told the graduates at this year’s Commencement to “Get Engaged, Get Lost, Get Gratitude.” She explained how her life opened to God’s flow when she stopped crossing thi...
Riding To The Top
Where horses heal the mind, body and spirit - with help from humans
Sí Se Puede! Yes, it can be done.
Five years is a long time to live on $5 a week...but for this alumna the cause was more important than the money
Sisters of Mercy Founder Honored with
Bronze Sculpture
A new bronze sculpture of Catherine McAuley welcomes visitors to Xavier Hall.
Service Learning, where college and community meet
Students and faculty reflect on Saint Joe’s innovative service learning opportunities.
Alumnus finds a creative way to give back to Pearson’s Town Farm
RJ Turner, a 1998 communications graduate, has started what could be a creative, growing tradition of giving at Saint Joseph’s.
Grant fosters community support and personal growth for area children and Saint Joseph’s students
Funded by a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Saint Joseph’s students have joined 42 national Catholic organizations from 38 states to participate in Catholic Charities’ National Mentoring Program.
Living the Mission by Serving Others
At the heart of the Saint Joseph’s experience is the lesson in providing community service.
CASE scholars commit to community & sustainability
This fall, the College hosts its first ever Community and Sustainability Engaged Scholarship (CASE) recipients, who will pursue service and leadership skills through a curriculum that emphasizes academics and community engagement.
Summer meals program takes College values to local communities
Saint Joseph’s commitment to local communities is embodied by the College’s participation in a local summer meals program.
Students Afar: Senegal
Senior nursing students take stock of women's health in Africa