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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.

"If our role as messengers of God’s good news means anything to us, the chorus of people begging for peace will touch a special place in our hearts. "

Patricia Lynch, CSJP