The Congregation of St Joseph of Cluny, founded at the beginning of the nineteenth century by Anne-Marie Javouhey, developed rapidly and soon spread throughout the world.
St Joseph is its patron. The sisters learn from him to live in intimacy with Jesus and Mary and to appreciate the nobility and sanctifying value of work.
Anne-Marie Javouhey gave her religious family an essentially missionary orientation. She wished, Mary the Mother of Jesus to be the Mother General of the Congregation, confiding to her Immaculate Heart all the Sisters and their apostolic activities.
The Mother House in Paris, France is the centre of animation and co-ordination, a place of meeting and renewal. It keeps the memory and spirit of the Foundress ever alive and is the sign of unity for all the sisters.
She lives because her daughters, from every race and nation and tongue, have but one heart and one soul and continue in the church the work the Lord entrusted to her.
“HER LIGHT WAS NOT PUT OUT IN THE NIGHT………….. SHE LIVES”.