Our founder wrote those words in a general letter to her sisters in the early days of our Congregation. Mother Francis Clare founded the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1884 to promote peace in family life, in the church, and in society. As she wrote in our original Constitutions: "The very name, Sisters of Peace will, it is hoped, inspire the desire of peace and a love for it."
As we continue to live our mission of peace through justice today, we are enriched by the hope shared among us and brought to us by new members.
If you are a single woman considering a call to consecrated life, I invite you to become acquainted with our religious community and consider whether you would like to join our mission of peace through justice as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace.
Take some time to explore this website and our social media connections to learn more about our community. In particular, you may want to spend some time with these resources:
You may also wish to contact a member of our Vocation Team. We are available to assist you in your discernment process, arrange a visit, or answer any questions you may have.
Most of all, as our CSJP Constitutions say, trust that Christ's blessing promised to peacemakers will sustain you. Know that God working in you will accomplish more than you can ask or imagine!
Blessings of Peace!
Sister Susan Francois, CSJP
Congregation Vocation Director
Sisters Susan Francois, Chero Chuma, and Sheena George.
"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