Saturday, June 15, 2024
Concordia Sisters of St. Joseph

Concordia Sisters of St. Joseph

Loving God and neighbor without distinction: A pontifical institute of women religious of the Roman Catholic Church

The steps toward becoming a CSJ Associate

First Step:
Contact a member of the Associate Team (their email addresses are just below), who will put you in touch with the CSJ Associate area group nearest you.

Sister Jean Befort at
OR Sister Janet Lander at
OR Associate Karma Smith-Grindell at
OR Associate Stephanie Hudson at

First Phase: Inquiry
Over a period of about five months, the Inquirer will attend monthly meetings with a sponsor in order to discern whether she/he is being called by God to be an Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Second Phase: Candidacy
The Inquirer becomes a Candidate for association at a Welcoming Rite, and receives the Maxims of the Little Institute. Over the next year or so the Candidate continues monthly meetings, at which she/he studies the charism, spirituality, history and mission of the Congregation, prays with the Associate community and discerns readiness for making a commitment to living the mission as a CSJ Associate.

Third Phase: Association

The Associate continues to attend monthly meetings, strive to deepen in the spiritual life, and live the mission. The commitment may be renewed yearly.

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