The Sisters of St. Joseph, Watertown Council can be seen in these pictures: Sister Shirley Anne Brown, Sister Cordata Kelly, Sister Annunciata Collins, Sister Jennifer Votraw are looking on as we shared essential ways of living Religious Life in the 21st century. By the passage of the Separate Schools Bill in 1856 the sisters were given control of the education of the Catholic children of the city. In 1889 they took charge of the school at Windsor Locks in the Diocese of Hartford, from which, in 1908, they were recalled to the Springfield diocese. Sisters of Saint Joseph are called to stand in solidarity with and respond to the cries of the First People of lands in which they live. Father Medaille prescribed three months, at least, for the probation time of a postulant, and four years for novitiate training, two years preparatory, and two years after the making of the vows, which are final. In Scotland, at Blair’s College, 15 sisters have charge of the household arrangements and work of the college. SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CLUNY, founded in 1798, by Anne-Marie Javouhey at Seurre, in Burgundy. In 1890 the approval of Pope Leo XIII was obtained for the rules of the congregation. The constitutions, while establishing on a solid basis the idea of a general government, allow no small share of local initiative and care-fully provide for local needs. Although I had long known the Sisters of St. Joseph, I was only aware of their teaching ministry, and consequently, I chose to pursue my religious vocation with a congregation dedicated to serving the poor. Jean-Baptiste de la Croix Chevriere, Count of St-Vallier, later Bishop of Quebec, two Sisters of St. Joseph from Le Puy took charge of a hospital recently founded by him at St-Valher (Drome). From Watertown as a center missions were opened in other parts of the diocese. US Federation Sisters of St. Joseph; Members of LCWR; In Remembrance; About Our Work. The accession of new members enabled the sisters to meet the increasing demands made upon them, and they now number 175, in charge of 23 schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Dioceses of Pittsburg, Cleveland, and Columbus, with an attendance of 6075; they also conduct a hospital and 2 boarding-schools. He also prescribed as their religious dress a black habit and veil, a black cincture on which a large rosary is worn, a band of white linen across the forehead, and a white linen coif fastened under the chin. In Paris the famous hospital of Pasteur is under the care of forty sisters of this congregation. Shortly afterwards they were given charge of several parochial schools, and thus entered on what was to be their chief work in the coming years. It has a wide circulation in the United States and Canada. The sisters have about 1600 children under their care, including 200 orphans. In Grimsby, besides a middle-class school, there is a girls’ orphanage and a steam laundry, which is a means of maintenance as well as of training in that branch of household work. Password ` Contact Us. L. M. Fink, Bishop of Leavenworth, decided that those sisters should belong to his diocese exclusively, and in so doing they became the nucleus of a new diocesan community of the Sisters of St. Joseph, having their motherhouse established at Abilene, under the title of Mount St. Joseph‘s Academy. At Palconda are two sisters who serve as catechists and sacristans. They live under the rule of the Third Order of St. Francis, and their particular object is the education of the young in Catholic schools. The term of postulantship extends from three to six months, the term of novitiate two years, after which annual vows are taken for a period of five years, when perpetual vows are taken. The congregation is at present (1910) divided into four provinces: St. Louis, Missouri; St. Paul, Minnesota; Troy, New York; Los Angeles, California. The motherhouse is in Paris, and there are numerous houses of the congregation in various parts of France; there are houses also in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, England, Scotland, Ireland, Chili, Peru, the East and West Indies India, and Ceylon. She died, however, four years later. The sisters now number about 50, in charge of a hospital, an academy, and 6 model elementary schools. Ever since their foundation in 1866, Sisters of Saint Joseph have striven to live according to the spirit of their founders, whose aim was to educate and to respond to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged of their time. The number of institutions now directed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester has risen to 50 (1910): 5 private educational institutions, including a conservatory of music and art; 5 charitable institutions, including 3 orphan asylums, a hospital, and a home for the aged; and 40 parochial schools, including one high school. SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF THE SACRED HEART, a purely Australian foundation, established at Penola, South Australia, in 1866, by Father Julian Tennison Woods and Miss Mary Mackillop, in religion Mother Mary of the Cross (b. In 1860 the motherhouse, novitiate, and boarding school were removed to Flushing, Long Island, whence the activity of the sisters was gradually extended over the diocese. The sisters have under their care 5000 children, not including 470 orphans and deaf mutes and 600 inmates of their various homes. In 1903 four sisters who fled from France at the beginning of the troubles there, sought and obtained hospitality at St. Joseph‘s Convent, Flushing. In 1901 the motherhouse was transferred to Baden, Pennsylvania. The vicar-general, the Rev. Sisters of St. Joseph of St-Vallier.—In 1683, at the request of Msgr. Sponsored Ministries. The province of Los Angeles comprises the houses of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Dioceses of Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California. Fall River.—In 1902 nine Sisters of St. Joseph from the motherhouse at Le Puy took charge of the school in the French parish of St-Roth, Fall River, Massachusetts. The motherhouse of the congregation is at Sydney, New South Wales. Meanwhile the Chambery sisters had been constituted a diocesan congregation, but as years went on a stronger administration became necessary. In cases where a year has elapsed between the visits of a priest, the sisters have toiled on, keeping up the day-school and on Sundays gathering the children for catechism and the rosary, and the people for the reading of a sermon, thus preparing them to receive the sacraments on the arrival of a priest. In the countries of Australia, Timor Leste, Peru and Brazil our Sisters work closely with the indigenous people. The Indian foundation was made in 1849. 11999 Chalon Road (902.79 mi) Los Angeles, CA 90049. In the countries of Australia, Timor Leste, Peru and Brazil our Sisters work closely with the indigenous people. The sisters were soon in demand throughout the archdiocese, and now (1910) number 300, in charge of an academy, 12 parochial schools, a school for the deaf, and an industrial home for girls. By 1868 the sisters were sufficiently strong to direct their own affairs, and elected their own superior, thus forming a new diocesan congregation. The original habit was somewhat modified and became about what it is now in the French houses, consisting of a black dress, veil and underveil woollen cincture, wooden beads strung on brass and fastened to the cincture, a brass crucifix on the breast, and a linen coronet, front, and gimp. Sisters of Saint Joseph are called to stand in solidarity with and respond to the cries of the First People of lands in which they live. The congregation now numbers 210 members, in charge of 14 parochial schools, attended by 3900 children, in addition to the other institutions mentioned above. During the Civil War, detachments of sisters nursed the sick soldiers in Camp Curtin and the Church Hospital, Harrisburg; later, under Surgeon General Smith, they had more active duty in the floating hospitals which received the wounded from the southern battle-fields. In 1892 the name of the Diocese of Leavenworth was changed to Kansas City, Kansas, and for the time being the Sisters of St. Joseph were diocesan sisters of the Diocese of Kansas City. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: The Saint Joseph's Senior Home Assisted Living and Nursing Center has been operated by the Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception since 1981. St. Joseph Rehabilitation & Residence in Waterville. On July 31, 1877, Pius IX, by special Brief, confirmed the institute and constitutions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. During the Civil War the hospital was rented by the Government and the sisters enrolled in government service. From October 19, 1860, the community was independent of the St. Louis motherhouse. The Norwegian province, dating from 1865, with seat at Christiania, has over 180 sisters. They were followed, two years later, by seven sisters for Webster, and in 1883 by twelve more for the cathedral parish, Springfield. First steps towards the Foundation of the Order, The Confluence of Julian’s Life in France, Julian Tenison Woods – Bush Scientist: Geologist, Celebration Video on Father Julian Tenison Woods, Individual and group use of reflections for the Sundays of Year C, Sisters of Saint Joseph Child Safeguarding Policies, MacKillop Rural Community Services in NSW, St Anthony’s Family Care, Croydon Sydney, Community and Family Support Work – Timor Leste. Education Ministries; SSJ Earth Center; Saint Joseph Villa; Saint Joseph by-the-Sea Retreat House; Saint Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House; SSJ Welcome Center; SSJ Neighborhood Center; Subsidized Senior Residences; Social Justice. In India the sisters have hospitals, homes, orphanages, etc., just as they have in France, and they also go out to nurse the sick in their own homes. And 1 orphanage name: Diocese of Denver by Anne-Marie Javouhey at Seurre, 1907... For the New congregation at Kalamazoo, Michigan community developed rapidly and spread! 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