"We create a community of warmth and trust by listening and sharing, by support, celebration and prayer." (Constitution 17)
Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace are people who live our spirit and mission in their different ways of life. Associates commit to an ongoing mutual relationship with CSJP Sisters and their charism of peace through justice by promoting peace in family life, in the Church, and in society. They "strive to respect the dignity of all persons, to value the gifts of creation and to confront oppressive situations" and to "promote social justice as a way to peace." (from Constitution 11)
Among our Associates are people from all walks of life and from a variety of faith traditions."
Associates are involved with most of the activities of the CSJP Community they: they join Congregation Small Groups, participate in Assemblies, and share in the prayer, spiritual and social celebrations of the Community. Some serve in Congregational sponsored ministries and/or on sponsored Ministry Boards.
Association is open to people who hold gospel values as the compelling force in their lives. Associates are called to intimacy with God through prayer, to expressing the gospel call in their lives and to responding to the charism of peace through justice in the spirit of the Constitutions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.
We invite you to learn more about becoming an Associate member!
Contact an Associate Co-Director near you.
"The Spirit sounds herself in so many voices: sometimes Her whisper is persuasive and easy to follow; sometimes Her cry is fiery and threatening. But She must be listened to."
Dorothy Vidulich, CSJP