• General Council

  • 02.07.2019


      A meeting on interculturality took place at the headquarters of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), from January 23 to February 1,... leia +
  • 12.21.2018

    Merry Christmas and Blessed 2019

     Englsh and Danish   "So the shepherds went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they m... leia +
  • 10.20.2018

    The Holy Father convenes a Synod on the Amazon

      Pope Francis, aware of the situation of the Amazon, welcomes the proposal of the Latin American Bishops for the convocation of a Synod of the Amazo... leia +
  • 10.15.2018

    368th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation

    October 15, 2018 Dear Sisters, Associates, and Friends of the Little Design, In this 368th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation, our ... leia +
  • 10.10.2018

    The Youth Synod in process

    Monday morning we continued our work in small groups sharing amendments to Part I of the Instrumentum Laboris. The groups, are a mixture of Cardinal... leia +
  • 10.08.2018

    Synod of Youth - Meeting in the Paul Vl Room

      Saturday evening’s gathering in Paul VI Hall was full of life and hope. Close to 7000 Youth from all over Europe gathered to share their song... leia +
  • 10.06.2018

    Sister Sally Marie Hodgdon, CSJ Vice–President of UISG

      Reflections: Holy Father, brother Cardinals and Bishops and sister and brother participants, “Be united in your convictions and united in... leia +
  • 10.05.2018

    Synod of Youth 2° day

      The Synod process includes each participant offering a four minute reflection on a topic from the Instrumentum Laboris. This is the work document p... leia +
  • 10.04.2018

    Synod of Youth 1° day

      Follow the Youth Synod at: synodo2018sistersvoice Sr. Sally and the other Sisters representing Consecrated Life will post daily. "Thi... leia +
  • 10.03.2018

    Sister Sally participates in the Synod on youth

      Sister Sally Marie Hodgdon, Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry, is one of eight religious invited to par... leia +
  • 09.18.2018

    Global coordination of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rome

    The Superiors General of the 5 International Congregations: Chambéry, Lyon, Annecy, Saint Joseph Institute, and Argentina and the representatives and ... leia +
  • 07.12.2018

    New wine in new wineskins, a proposal to be experienced

     Sisters Sally Hodgdon and Ieda Tomazini are visiting Brazil from July 1 to 27, and besides visiting some regions and communities, they are conducting... leia +
  • 06.10.2018

    General Council in China

     Sister Sally and I were with the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of Handan from May 22 to June 2. Thirty-three of the 36 Sisters participated i... leia +
  • 05.12.2018

    New Provincial Council of the Province of France / Belgium

     The Province of France/Belgium, of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambéry, assembled in Provincial Chapter last week and chose t... leia +
  • 05.03.2018

    A good place for religious life to be

     Every year, the Board of Directors of Solidarity with South Sudan meets in Rome, for the purpose of evaluating the activities undertaken in South Sud... leia +
  • 03.30.2018

    Happy Easter!

     Dear Sisters, Associates and Friends, “Peace be with you!” These are the first words of the Risen Christ, as if to say that the f... leia +
  • 03.16.2018

    Saint Joseph

    March 19, 2018 Dear Sisters and Associates, Greetings Rome, as we prepare to celebrate the Feast of dear St. Joseph. Each year the focus of re... leia +
  • 03.08.2018

    International Women's Day

     On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and ... leia +
  • 02.24.2018

    February 23, day of prayer for Congo and South Sudan

     By Roberta Pumpo, published on February 19, 2018 Announced by Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer on Sunday, February 4, the day of prayer for ... leia +
  • 02.18.2018

    Leaders as Leaven

     At the General House in Rome, February 12 to 16, 2018, Sisters Lucy Papakkattu Joseph (Lyon), Lilly Cherian Padayattil (Chambéry), Adikalamary Anton... leia +
  • 02.06.2018

    Meeting of the General Councils in Rome

      February 4 to 8, the General Councils of the Congregations of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Institute, Lyon, Annecy and Chambéry – ILAC, ar... leia +
  • 12.16.2017


     “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;” Is. 9:1 “And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant w... leia +
  • 11.07.2017


     Sisters Sally and Philomena were recently with our sisters in India in the Bhopal area for the Province of Tanmaya's Provincial Chapter of Elections ... leia +
  • 10.21.2017

    Tanmaya: New Team

     Dear Sisters,    Thank you for your prayers for our sisters in Tanmaya during these days of their Provincial Chapter. The election was just conclud... leia +
  • 09.13.2017

    Extended Council 2017

     Sign in: http://www.csjchambery.org/superevento/23/2017 leia +
  • 08.02.2017

    Visit of the General Council to Brazil

     With joy, the Irmã Cecília Inês Muraro Nucleus welcomed the Congregation in the presence of Sisters Sally Hodgdon, Superior General, and Ieda Tomazin... leia +
  • 06.21.2017

    Last day of the meeting of European Leaders

     June 20, 2017   The meeting began with a presentation of the theme of cultural diversity and conflict management in the light of the charism of the... leia +
  • 06.20.2017

    Day four: Meeting of European leaders

     June 19, 2017   Our journey began with a moment of prayer. The sisters were invited to admire the diversity of cultures, races and values present i... leia +
  • 06.19.2017

    Day Three: Meeting of the European leaders

    June 18 On Sunday morning, the sisters followed different programs. Some toured the historic city; others went to Saint Peter's Square and attended... leia +
  • 06.18.2017

    Day Two: Meeting of European Leaders

     On June17, the Sister leaders in Europe began their activities with a reflection on the Congregational Charism and the exercise of leadership. Sister... leia +
  • 06.16.2017

    European Leaders Meeting

     Rome, June 16, 2017   Sister coordinators of the provinces, regions and missions of the European continent are gathered with the General Council in... leia +
  • 05.31.2017

    Sisters Sally and Ieda visit China

     Ziao Shang Hou! Ni hao! These are Chinese greetings that Sally and I, Ieda, were able to articulate while with our Chinese Sisters. Mandarin is very ... leia +
  • 05.15.2017

    Brazilians in Rome celebrate the Marian Year

    Brazilians residing in Rome are organizing to celebrate a gift received 300 years ago, when the mother of God was given the name of Nossa Senhora Apar... leia +
  • 05.06.2017

    New team in Pachmarhi

      Dear Sisters,   Thank you for your prayers for our sisters in Pachmarhi during these days of their Provincial Chapter of elections. The following ... leia +
  • 04.27.2017

    Sisters of Saint Joseph reflect on Formation in Africa

     The third meeting on Formation in Africa took place April 22 and 23 at the General House in Rome.   Sisters of Saint Joseph of the following Congre... leia +
  • 04.12.2017

    Easter, 2017

     Dear Sisters and Friends,    On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James went to ... leia +
  • 03.16.2017

    Saint Joseph

    "Lord, I know He's not my own, not of my flesh, not of my bone, still Father let this baby be the son of my love"          Joseph's Song by Michael J... leia +
  • 03.14.2017

    USA: New Provincial Team

     Thank you for your prayers for our sisters in the United States Province during these days of their Provincial Chapter. The new Provincial Team is: ... leia +
  • 02.24.2017

    February 23, day of prayer for Congo and South Sudan

    By Roberta Pumpo, published on February 19, 2018  Announced by Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer on Sunday, February 4, the day of prayer for ... leia +
  • 02.06.2017

    Raising Voices Against Human Trafficking at the Gregorian University in Rome

    ROME, FEBRUARY 3. The General Council took part in the Seminar "They are just Children! Not slaves!", organized by UISG at Pontifical Gregorian Univer... leia +
  • 01.31.2017

    USA: Marches

     On January 21, 2017, the day following the inauguration of President Trump in the US, women’s organizations secured permits for marches in majo... leia +
  • 01.23.2017

    Bearers of Tradition

     Dear Sister Nilva, Organizing Team and all RED Participants,   Greetings from Rome!   All of you have been in our prayers as you reflect and prep... leia +
  • 12.20.2016

    Happy Christmas and New Year!

      “The People who walked in Darkness have seen a great light…they call him Wonderful Counselor… Prince of Peace”. Isaiah 9:... leia +
  • 12.14.2016


    While Sister Sally was on on visitation in Ireland last week, the sisters in the Region celebrated Sister Marian's new mission in Tanzania. On Tuesday... leia +
  • 12.12.2016

    The General Council in Sweden

    From December 1 to 12, 2016, Sisters Marielena Aceti and Ieda Tomazini, General Councilors, visited the community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Su... leia +
  • 11.23.2016

    Thanksgiving Day

     Dear Sisters and Associates, On Thursday, November 24th both North and South America will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. As a Congregation, we h... leia +
  • 11.18.2016

    Jubilee Year of Mercy: Closing of the Holy Door

    Next Sunday, November 20, at 10:00, the closing of the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter's Square in Rome will take place. This door was opened December... leia +
  • 11.08.2016

    Tanzania and Bolivia

    Bolivia: Sister Agnes Vadasherry, from Pachmarhi, India who has had international missionary experience, has been discerning a call to go to a new mis... leia +
  • 11.07.2016

    Nagpur Province: New Team

    Dear Sisters, Thank you for the prayers for our sisters in Nagpur Province. The results of their discernment and election are: Provincial: Sist... leia +
  • 11.03.2016

    Sister Jaya Matthew among the laureates of Czech Caritas Award 2016

    PRAGUE, OCTOBER 31. On Monday night Sister Jaya Matthew, a missionary in the Czech Republic since 1995, received an award during a festive ceremony ce... leia +