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Become a Sister

We are ordinary women who live the Gospel in a manner that witnesses to God’s inclusive love. We do this by living a life in community committed to prayer and serving others “in any way of which woman is capable.”

If you are searching for a deeper meaning in life, desire to make a difference in the world and long for community, you may be experiencing a call to this way of life.

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The Process

Inquiry - If you believe God is inviting you to explore the possibility of becoming a Sister, get in touch with the vocation director below.

Candidacy | 6 months - 2 years - A time for you and us to look at your desire and call to religious life.

Novitiate| 2 years - A time for you to deepen your relationship with God and the community through prayer, study and self-reflection. You continue to discern your desire for community life and vowed commitment and participate in apostolic activities.

First Profession | Usually 1 - 3 Years - Extendable to 6: You profess the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Final Profession | Lifetime - Having lived these vows, you make a perpetual commitment to live them for the rest of your life.

Out of deep respect for those who have cared for these lands since time immemorial, we are committed to tread lightly on the land, protect water as sacred, and affirm our desire for right relations with all Indigenous Peoples. - From our CSJ Land Acknowledgement

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