Being an agregee for the last six years has helped me live my best life. Having the prayers and support of the community through the pandemic and caring for my mother was truly a give from God. As we begin to live our “new normal” I know the Spirit will show us new ways to live the charism.
~ Deb Seng
Being an Agregee of the Sisters of St. Joseph has given me a greater understanding of our charism of love of God and dear neighbor without distinction. Living at St. Joseph Apartments and volunteering at Chosen gives me the opportunity to exercise the charism almost daily.
~ Judi Janke
I feft called to something more, a deepening of a relationship with God, living a commitment to respond to God by living the charism of the Congregation.
~ Cindy Polesnak
Since 1980 we’ve been called by the lord to a variety of groups and activities by which we could support and/or directly serve others. In 1987 we became involved with a ministry of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and discovered we were already living the charism of the community. In 1998, we formally became Associates but always felt we had a call to something “more”. We discussed our desires with Associate leadership, but the community was still trying to accept Associates, and unprepared to think any further. When others later discerned this same calling, the time was right and we were part of the 1st Agrégée commitment in 2016. We feel we were actually called to be Agrégée in 1987, and the title has now just finally caught up to us. ~Arlene Chaney and Jeanne Marie Ryan