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How to Become an Associate

Get Acquainted Period

The first stage of the journey is getting to know the CSJP Community by spending time with Sisters and Associates and attending CSJP Community functions and events.


After mutual discernment with the Associate Co-Directors, the interested person applies in writing to enter the next stage of the journey to become a Pre-Associate.

Pre-Associate Program

Pre-Associates attend an education program through which they learn about the history, spirituality, charism and ministry of the CSJP Community. Paired with a CSJP mentor during this 1-3 year, period they continue to join in CSJP Community activities and prayer.


Once orientation is complete Pre-Associates meet with their mentors and the Associate Co-Directors to discern whether they are ready to Covenant as an Associate.

"So Christ is our model and in order to imitate Him we have to do strange things – things that seem almost inexplicable, but at the last days, when our work is taken off the loom of life, we shall see the beauty that comes into our soul by this work."

Mother Evangelista (Honoria Gaffney)