In the school the children are taught by the improved methods of raised letters and the point system, while the older inmates are employed in various branches of industry. St Joseph is our model and inspiration. Henri de Maupas, a friend and disciple of the great St. Vincent de Paul. The congregation received the approval of the Holy See, March 31, 1862. In 1907 the sisters established a mission at Braddock, Pennsylvania, for work in the parochial schools there. The congregation was intended to be on the same lines as the third order of the Trappists. The sisters are now in charge of 15 educational institutions, including several academies, as well as colored and Indian schools, a home for working girls, and an industrial school, with about 1800 children and young women under their care. During the Civil War the hospital was rented by the Government and the sisters enrolled in government service. Read more on the history of the first foundation at Whanganui. 1.9K likes. In his work, he humbly listened to the voice of God and followed God's will. She applied in vain to the municipality for the restoration of the convent in which she had invested her dowry, and while awaiting the dawn of a brighter day, returned to her own home. In each provincial house, as in the motherhouse, a novitiate is established. The novices, after two years’ probation, make annual vows for two years, after which they bind themselves by perpetual vows. In 1876 the orphanage was transferred to Washington, Georgia, and with it the motherhouse of the congregation. The work of the native novitiate is only in its infancy, and it is hoped that the native sisters will in the future be most useful with the native population. The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart first came to Aotearoa New Zealand in 1880 to Whanganui and then another foundation in 1883 at Temuka in the South Island. The entire generalate comprises 1670 members. Sisters of St. Joseph of Bourg.—In 1819 a foundation from the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph at Lyons was made at Belley; a novitiate was opened, and houses were established in other parts of the diocese. The postulancy lasts for six months, and the novitiate for two years, after which vows are taken for three years, and then perpetual vows. The community at present numbers 65 professed sisters, 6 novices, and 5 postulants. This might have seemed an impossible task but these women succeeded at it because they […] or S.S.J., is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women founded in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, in 1650. Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery.—After the reconstruction of the congregation o? Some sisters reside at Mt. In 1889 connection with the motherhouse in France was severed, and many of the French sisters returned to their native land. Several missions were opened in various parts of the diocese, and in 1888 a hospital was established at London, to which was attached a training school for nurses. The first foundation in America was established in 1885 at the request of the Right Reverend Bishop Wigger of the Diocese of Newark, N. J., who became deeply interested in the work of the institute, and was convinced of the great good which could be effected by a community devoted to the protection and training of poor girls for a life of usefulness in the world. TEMPLE-RASTON: This was a complete departure from the St. Joseph's, the St. Joe's, that everyone knew. We invite you to join us as a Partner in Mission. Where-ever obedience directed, thither the missionaries hastened, till representatives of the community might be counted in nearly every country in Europe, on the distant shores of Asia, and in the fastnesses of Africa. Concordia.—In 1883 four Sisters of St. Joseph arrived at Newton, Kansas, from Rochester, New York, and opened their first mission. Sponsored Ministries. 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. The rule was therefore revised to meet the requirements of a generalate, and papal approbation was granted in 1874 by rescript of Pius IX. In 1903 the motherhouse and novitiate were again transferred to Brentwood, New York, where an academy was opened the same year. The community now (1910) numbers 200 sisters, in 14 houses, in charge of an academy, 3 hospitals, 2 orphanages, a home for the aged, and 10 separate schools, in the Dioceses of Peterborough and Sault Ste-Marie. She died, however, four years later. The sisters now number about 50, in charge of a hospital, an academy, and 6 model elementary schools. Their schools receive no government grant, in spite of which they are superior to the free secular schools. Although an interchange of members of the various provinces is allowed and made use of for general or particular needs, the autonomy of each province is safeguarded. Civil incorporation was granted June 30, 1881, and canonical institution March 19, 1882. 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. The congregation, which now numbers about 75 members, has charge of several parish schools, the Immaculate Heart Academy at Watertown, which is the motherhouse, an orphanage, and a school for boys, having about 1100 children under its care. The Norwegian province, dating from 1865, with seat at Christiania, has over 180 sisters. The recent upheaval in France is like history repeating itself in the spirit of the Revolution. St. Joseph Rehabilitation & Residence in Waterville. The province of Denmark, whither the sisters were sent in 1856, has its seat at Copenhagen, and now numbers 400 members, in charge of flourishing parochial and private schools and a large hospital in the capital, with schools, orphan asylums, and hospitals, on a smaller scale, scattered all over the kingdom. Find out more about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in the Los Angeles area. The financial aid necessary was obtained through the Countess de la Roche Jacquelin. Because of the rapid growth of the institute and the increasing demand for sisters from all parts of the United States, the superiors of the community were by 1860 forced to consider means best adapted to give stability and uniformity to the growing congregation. 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