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The mission of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity is rooted in the conviction of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, “that a life of charity requires a faith that does justice,” (Toward Boundless Charity, C20). The Office provides resources and education to the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Seton Associates, and others who share our passion in their work of advocacy around issues of peace, justice and ecological integrity.

The current priority issues of the Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and informed by our tradition of Vincentian-Setonian spirituality, are poverty, women, migrants and refugees, human trafficking, peace and nonviolence, racism, and ecological integrity.


The Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity has a Director, an Advisory Committee of Sisters and Seton Associates, and committees devoted to specific issues.                                                                                                                           

A Pilgrimage of Reconciliation

with the World that Is

Our Home: 

Advent 2023 with Laudate Deum

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Father Terrence Moran (Director, PJEI Office)

Sister Jacquelyn Balasia, SC

Sister Mary Canavan, SC

John DiMucci

Sister Roberta Feil, SC

Mary Gannon (Seton Associate)

Sister Ellen Farrell, SC (Council Liaison)

Sister Elizabeth Kremp, SC

Sister Patricia Mennor, SC

Sister Marie Russo, SC

Sister Margaret Welch, SC                                                            

What we do

  • Offer presentations, programs and days of reflection on peace, justice and ecological integrity.

  • Support and collaborate with other groups that share similar values.

  • Provide resources and educational opportunities for Sisters of Charity, Seton Associates, and other interested people especially related to our current priority issues of immigration, human trafficking, and ecospirituality and sustainability.

  • Advocate for legislation that promotes human dignity, peace, and sustainability.

The Commitment of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth to People Experiencing Homelessness

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  • Publishes a monthly e-newsletter JustLove with information, reflection
    and suggestions for action. 

  • Sponsors Las Samaritanas, a ministry for Hispanic women that offers retreats and workshops on self-esteem, women’s spirituality, domestic violence and immigrants’ rights.


  • Provides seasonal prayer and reflection resources on themes of peace, justice and ecospirituality.

  • Available for workshops, days of reflection and other programs, in both English and Spanish, on Catholic Social Teaching, Climate Change, Ecospirituality, Human Trafficking, Immigration Reform, Multi-cultural Awareness, Non-violence and Peacemaking, Los talleres, retiros y otros programas están disponibles tambíen en español.

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, convened in their 2019 General Assembly, prayerfully reflected on the persistent and widespread nature of homelessness experienced by persons locally, across our nation and around the globe. We were challenged to take actions which highlight this crisis, to commit ourselves to being informed and educated about the causes, to collaborate in advocacy efforts with other groups and organizations and to address this issue with public officials at all levels of government.

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Rev. Terrence J. Moran

Director, Peace, Justice & Ecological Integrity

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
P.O. Box 476
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0476


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