Join Us - Become an
Associate of St. Joseph of Cluny
Attracted by the
Spirituality of Anne Marie Javouhey?
Already committed to
a state in life but
wish to live the Gospel in a deeper
YOU can become an Associate of St. Joseph
Associates (women and men) gather with a
Sister who shares with them the life and spirituality of Anne Marie
Javouhey. Together they discover and deepen the gift of Anne
Marie's charism in their lives.
After a period of formation, associates
may make a formal commitment to deepen their faith, give faithful
witness to the Gospel in their daily life and live in the spirit of Anne
Persons who wish to live according to the
spirit of Anne Marie Javouhey without making any commitment can join an
Associates group and attend meetings regularly.
Everyone is welcomed no matter what type
of commitment they wish to make.
Charism/Spirituality of Anne Marie Javouhey:
"To do the Will of God surely that is
everything" she said.
"It was in the
search for and in the accomplishment of this Will
that she was united to Christ in everything".
she discovered the Divine Will in the signs of the
times and the contemporary needs of others,
to them with
boundless generosity. She was at the service
of all: children to be deucated, neglected sick to
be cared for,
slaves to be
liberated, far distant peoples to be evangelised.
Open to contemporary
thought ..., she attacked evil at its root.
Respectful of human dignity
she had confidence in
She did not act
alone, she collaborated fraternally with all those
God placed in her path.
animated communities where Gospel values were
lived in preparation for the Kingdom of God.
The Holy Spirit dwelt
in her, enlightened her in contemplation, inspired
her every action and made her mission fruitful.
Anne Marie Javouhey
Woman of delicate intuition
of inexhaustible goodness of heart,
of generous forgiveness,
Woman of discernment,
of courage and daring,
of creative genius,
Heart of Christ in the emptiness of this
The Formation of Associates involves:
getting to know Anne
putting into practice
her spirituality and charism
getting to know the
This Formation will help to deepen
the Word of God and the Faith in each one's prayer life. The group
will also provide support to each one in her/his living out the Gospel
in daily life.
For more information, write to:
St. Joseph's Convent
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies