Forms of Relationship

Sisters

Interested in Becoming
a Sister of St. Joseph?

Sisters of St. Joseph are ordinary women of the Church who care called to live the Gospel in a manner
that
witnesses to God’s inclusive love. We express our love of God and neighbor thorough public vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. We see relationship at the heart of mission and strive to be for others a visible sign of God’s presence and active inclusive love.

Associates

Interested in Becoming an Associate?

Associates are women and men who desire to share their faith journey with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston through the mission of unity. They acknowledge the call to realize the prayer of Christ, that all may be one with God and one another.

Agrégées

Interested in Becoming an Agrégée?

AGRÉGÉES with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston are single women called by God to the Agrégée Relationship. We seek to be in communion with vowed women and associates. Together we commit our lives to the Mission of Jesus: that all may be one. We express our commitment through a lifetime non-canonical vow. We vow to God fidelity to the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in the spirit of the Gospel.

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. NVAW began in 1976. Beginning in 2014, NVAW was moved to the first full week of November. Each day during this week, take time to ask yourself, “What is it that I plan to do with my one wild and precious life?” [adapted from The Summer Day by Mary Oliver]

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…