Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletNovember 27, 2021

Steps to Becoming a Sister

Pre-Candidate Phase

  • Meet regularly with your director.
  • Prayerfully consider God’s invitation.
  • Visit local communities for prayer/dinner.
  • Attend congregational events.
  • Experience live-in weeks.
 
Candidate Phase (1-3 years) 
  • Meet regularly with your director.
  • Live in a local CSJ community.
  • Participate in classes/workshops with candidates of other congregations.
  • Continue working at present employment.
 
Novitiate (ordinarily two years)
  • Meet regularly with your director.
  • Integrate a prayer life with service.
  • Discern God’s action in a deepening “God relationship.”
  • Live in a local novitiate community.
  • Participate in the Federation Novitiate Program.
  • Study prayer, scripture, theology, history, charism and spirit of the congregation, holistic growth and development.
  • Prepare to live the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
 
Vowed Life
  • Make an initial commitment (3-6 years)
  • Meet with your director.
  • Participate in CSJ mission and ministry.
  • Prepare for permanent commitment in the congregation.

 

If you'd like to talk, please email Sister Mary Ellen Shirtz or Sister Miriam Ukeritis.

If you have more questions, please email Sister Mary Ellen Shirtz or Sister Miriam Ukeritis.

 



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