Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletApril 14, 2021

Steps to Becoming a Sister

Pre-Candidate Phase

  • Meet regularly with director.
  • Prayerfully consider God’s invitation.
  • Visit local communities for prayer/dinner.
  • Attend Congregational events.
  • Experience live-in weeks.
Candidate Phase (one-to-three years) 
  • Meet regularly with 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 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, wholistic growth and development.
  • Prepare to live the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Vowed Life
  • Initial Commitment (three-to-six years)
  • Meet with director.
  • Participate in CSJ mission and ministry.
  • Prepare for permanent commitment in the congregation.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799
Main Provincal House Number (518) 783-3500 • Fax (518) 783-5209

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