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 Associate life

In essence, the lifestyle of a CSJ Associate
➢ is guided by the Holy Spirit,
➢ is respectful of the uniqueness of each person,
➢ endeavors to foster growth in love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction,
➢ is a path of contemplative action in the world,
➢ is in the spiritual tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph,
➢ is committed to ongoing participation in the Associate community and CSJ mission.

The CSJ Associate
➢ meets approximately once a month with other Associates and Sisters, providing an experience of community that supports the mission,
➢ participates in the prayer life of the Congregation,
➢ is welcomed to retreats, assemblies and celebrations of the Sisters of St. Joseph,
➢ makes a yearly commitment to live the live the CSJ mission and charism of unioning love, according to her/his life circumstances and chosen ministry, responding to the needs of the ‘dear neighbor,’
➢ is encouraged to make the yearly Associate weekend retreat

One thought on “The Associate life

  • This is the field of giving that I feel the Lord is calling me for. I have asked God to lead me to my path or calling . I always strive to give of myself in any way possible. Currently I crochet blankets for a shelter for abused women and children, for hospice patients(and will go home with family members after the patient has passed) and dialysis patients. I feel that I have done something to help sick and dying in the world. But I do seek for something more. I know I can find what GOD’s path for me is by helping as much as I can and learning from others, also going deep in prayer.

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