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Centre International St. Joseph is a collaborative project of all the Congregations of Sisters of St. Joseph in the world, having their origins in the Congregation founded in 1650 by Jean Pierre Medaille, SJ, and six women, in Le Puy-en-Velay, France.

Since that time, Congregations based on that foundation and committed to its mission of "total double union, of persons with persons, and persons with God," have spread throughout the world, and now number 14,000 members, in 55 countries.

In this 21st century, recognizing the urgent need for understanding and respect among peoples, cultures and religions, for one another and for the planet, the Sisters of St. Joseph of the world have created Centre International St. Joseph.

The mission of the Centre is to promote interaction, collaboration and communion among Sisters,
Associates and lay partners in creating an earth community based on the values
of right relationship with God, with others, and with the planet.


Fulfill all the duties of the great and true love of God, and you will fulfill the rest.

Program Highlights

Holy Ground: A Pilgrimage of the Heart: A Guided Retreat at the heart of our CSJ Foundation

June 30- July 7, 2017

A pilgrimage is a journey to a place where God has shown grace. When we make a pilgrimage we do not always receive what we seek but we always receive what we need. LePuy was holy ground even before our sisters came together, blessed by places of pilgrimage and prayer and by Earth herself. We will gather each morning for a guided meditation through our early history and spirituality and for quiet time. Each afternoon we will journey as pilgrims to the holy sites in LePuy:

Presenter: Kitty Hanley, CSJ Carondelet, Albany, NY Province.

Register by June 1, 2017 See Program section for registration form.

For more information on all our programs and for registration, please click on the above tab "Programs and Registration".

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