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Explore the Agrégée Call

Two women hug at the 2019 agrégée companion gathering

The agrégée commitment is an emerging relationship in our congregation. Agrégées live our charism and mission of unifying love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction. They are called to make a deep commitment to our congregation and to each other in community.

The agrégée commitment is characterized by:

  • Continual deepening of one’s spiritual lives
  • Participation in an annual retreat
  • Living simply in the spirit of Gospel values
  • Sustaining close community ties with other agrégées
  • Being responsible for one’s own personal financial matters
  • Participating in community gatherings
  • Making an annual financial contribution to the Sisters of St. Joseph
Participants at the agrégée meeting in 2019

The process of becoming an agrégée includes spiritual accompaniment with a mentor and community members. All persons are welcome to begin the discernment process to determine if they have the call and the desire to live this emerging agrégée commitment.

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If you would like to have a conversation with someone about discernment, please fill out our contact form.

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The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and our dear neighbors. We seek to build communities and bridge divides between people. Since our first sisters gathered in 1650, our members have been called to “do all things of which women are capable.” The first sisters of our congregation arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1836, and we now have additional locations in St. Paul, Albany, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Japan and Peru. Today, we commit to respond boldly to injustice and dare to be prophetic.


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