Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletOctober 31, 2014

Who Are We Today?

Today there are over 100 men and women in the Albany Province and over 630 in the congregation who have made their commitment as CSJ Associates. The CSJ Associates live in many areas and have groups established in Albany, Amsterdam, Binghamton, North Country, Rome, Syracuse, Utica, and other areas in the United States. They share in the spirit and spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph but do not profess canonical vows. With the sisters, the associates share the call to bring God's unifying love to all persons without distinction.

The CSJ Associate Logo 

      

The circle in the CSJ Associate logo symbolizes unity. The clasped hands indicate collaboration in mission. The fleur de lis signifies our French roots.

THE CSJ ASSOCIATE BROCHURE

HELPFUL LINKS


North American Conference of Associates and Religious


CSJ Associates, Los Angeles Province


CSJ Associates, St Louis Province


CSJ Consociates, St. Paul Province


 

 



CSJ Associates


CSJ Associate Candle


CSJ Associates Mickey Kelley and Marie Mangione


CSJ Associates Janet Derby and Pat Hunt


Sisters and CSJ Associates with St. Joseph

The Associate Program

The CSJ Associates are men and women who embrace the charism of unity and reconciliation and participate in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The CSJ Associate community lives out this call of the Spirit in their daily lives. 
    
• Manifest FIDELITY to Jesus Christ through prayer, faith, and service; 

• Endeavor to embody CHRIST’S RECONCILING PRESENCE in the world; 

• Unite in PRAYER individually and communally with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; 

• Deepen ATTITUDES of wonder, reverence, gratitude, openness to change, growth and loving commitment. 

Our History 
In the earliest documents of the congregation from seventeenth-century France, association with the laity in spirituality and mission was a significant facet of Jean Pierre Medaille’s vision for the first sisters. In responding to the call of Vatican II, the sisters encouraged the establishment of associate programs. These associates share the charism but do not intend to be vowed members of the Congregation. In June 1985, ten associates made their first commitment. Read more about the history of CSJ Associates.

How Do You Become a CSJ Associate? 


INVITATION
As you read about this program, you may feel that you are being invited to consider this form of association with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. A vowed member of the Congregation or one of the Associates may invite you to consider becoming an Associate. 

ORIENTATION
Orientation is a period when you are introduced to the spirit and spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph and to the CSJ Associate community in your area. 

COMMITMENT
CSJ Associates participate in a weekend retreat experience and renew their commitment annually. 

How to contact us: 
For further information, using the contact drop-down list below, contact one of these members of the Albany Province Associate Leadership Team: 

Sister Patricia Allen, CSJ
Janet Derby, CSJ Associate
Mickey Kelley, CSJ Associate

Sister Maureen Murphy


CSJ Associates Nancy Koltko and Barbara Conroy                               

 


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