CSJ Associates renew commitment in annual retreat

April 17, 2016 by



Twenty people gathered at Manna House of Prayer this weekend for the annual CSJ Associates Retreat.

As a part of the yearly gathering, 10 CSJ Associates renewed their commitment to the Sisters Of St. Joseph of Concordia.

A CSJ Associate is a Christian adult who is committed to Gospel values, feels drawn by the charism, spirituality and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, desires to deepen one’s spiritual life, is willing to give oneself in service to the dear neighbor and is committed to building community. CSJ Associates are men and women from all ages and all walks of life. They meet regularly for prayer and sharing either in groups or one-on-one. Currently, there are Associate members in:

  • Concordia
  • Abilene/Chapman, Kan.
  • Ness City, Kan.
  • Topeka/Manhattan, Kan.
  • Augusta, Kan.
  • Kansas City, Mo.
  • Silver City, N.M.
  • El Paso, Texas

CSJ Associates renewing their commitment at this weekend’s retreat were:

  • Susan LeDuc
  • Stephanie Hudson
  • Nancy Welsh
  • Catherine Seitz
  • Myrna Shelton
  • Susan Riordan
  • Bill Riordan
  • Jennifer Spangler
  • Rita Collette
  • Carol Arts
  • Rosalita Flax

Also taking part in the weekend retreat were six Sisters of St. Joseph and four women who wanted to learn more about the CSJ Associates program. For online information about CSJ Associates and for contact information, CLICK HERE.

Special thanks to Sister Kathy Schaefer, who provided all the photos included here.


One Response to “CSJ Associates renew commitment in annual retreat”

  1. Loretta Jasper on April 21st, 2016 6:36 am

    A most special weekend, with each person participating: providing gifts visible and invisible.
    Truly the csj charism alive, whoever one is.

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