Sister of Saint Joseph of Chambery


Spirituality and Charism

We, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry, live a life of prayer and actions, based on Ignatian spirituality, that began with a vision more than 350 years ago. In community, we join our lives, prayers, energies and ways of serving the 'dear neighbor' as we bear witness to God’s Good News. Sisters and lay CSJ Associates can be found on Earth's five continents. The gathering of people and the breaking of bread, in all its manifestations of union, unite people with people, and people with God.

Charism focuses on how we approach our world through all our ministries and individual relationships. In essence, we Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry promote reconciliation, healing, and a spirit of unity as we engage with all people and situations, hoping to mirror Christ's words, "That all may be one." (John 17:21)

Our charism encourages both Sisters and Associates to work with all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or persuasions to help eliminate social injustices of all kinds, seeking harmony in relationships.

In that same spirit, we share what we have, especially with the poorest of Earth, with those disenfranchised who live on the margins of society. We desire that God’s love for everyone be recognized and that all people live out of a deep love for each other. 

Developing personal skills and gifts, we discover and take up every work without limit in every challenge-filled time of history. Sisters and CSJ Associates work to alleviate injustices of all kinds and bring harmony into our society. 

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