Forms of Relationship

Sisters

Open to single,

Catholic women Permanent,

canonical vows of poverty,

chastity and obedience

6 – 9 year formation process

Live in “community” finances governed by

the vow of poverty

Associates

Open to Christian men and women
Annual, renewable, commitment
1 year formation process.
Continue with independent living arrangements;
option to live in “community”
Personal responsibility for finances, health care,
retirement, funeral expenses and indebtedness

Agrégées

Open to single Catholic women

Permanent, non‐canonical vow of fidelity

Usually a 3‐year formation process

Continue with independent living arrangements;

option to live in “community”

Personal responsibility for finances, health care,

retirement, funeral expenses and indebtedness

Interested in Becoming an Associate?

Associates are women and men who desire to share our faith journey with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston through the mission of unity and reconciliation Learn more at…

Interested in Becoming an Agrégée?

In June 2017, we welcomed interested women as agrégée candidates. Agrégée (ah‐greh‐zhay) is a French word meaning “attached to.” This form of relationship dates back to seventeenth century France when the Sisters of St. Joseph were founded. Learn more at…