Building our vision together
Outreach to women and young adults in Berkeley
The province recently established a new community: Sophia House, in Berkeley, California. The mission of Sophia House is to reach out to women and young adults in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, five RSCJ live in the community, and there is room for more. The community at Sophia House places an emphasis on simplicity of life, care for the environment, contemplation, community. They regularly welcome people to the house, as individuals and groups, for prayer, meals, discussion, and celebrations. For example, their first party was a Chinese New Year celebration with some friends from Southeast Asia. Each member carries out her own ministry, but each has also committed herself to the shared ministry of the House.