Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletJuly 26, 2017

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CSJ Associates Make Annual Commitment Weekend at the Provincial House


On June 11, 2017, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and CSJ Associates of the Albany Province welcomed four new associates during a Eucharistic Liturgy in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, NY. The Commitment Liturgy followed a weekend in which the associates explored the theme of “Love Serves.”

On Saturday morning of the weekend, the associates were inspired and challenged by presentations by fellow associates on how they demonstrate the CSJ charism in ministry. The day concluded with a prayer service in which all the deceased CSJ Associates were remembered and an expression of gratitude to CSJ Associate Team members Sister Alma Jones and Kileen Stone, CSJA, who finished their term. Saturday evening featured the movie, “Hidden Figures.”

On Sunday, during a Eucharistic Liturgy at the Provincial House, Gayle Buschle, Rebecca Nelson, Linda Olson and Kathleen Spano made their first commitment as CSJ Associates. Also, during the Liturgy, over 120 CSJ Associates renewed their commitment for another year.

With Rev. Geoffrey Burke as presider and CSJ Associate Pat John giving the reflections, the associates joined in celebration with a chapel filled with CSJ Associates, Sisters of St. Joseph, family and friends. During the Eucharistic Liturgy, the Sisters of St. Joseph expressed their support and gratitude to these women and men who live and work as the Sisters do in uniting all persons and all creation with God and with one another in God.

The new CSJ Associates promised to live according to the ideals and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph, to bring those values to their home and workplace and to join with the Sisters in transforming the world, according to the Gospel and with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

The CSJ Associates are women and men who embrace the charism of unity and reconciliation and participate in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The CSJ Associate community lives out this call of the Spirit in their daily lives.

To enjoy a slideshow of the Commitment Weekend, click on the photo below and then scroll down to the bottom of the new page! See Sisters of St. Joseph and CSJ Associates as they share the dream of bringing God’s unifying and reconciling love to a world in need!