2019 PROGRAMS

This year's programs offer you several opportunities for an incredible historical and spiritual journey into the origins of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Included is one guided retreat, a pilgrimage, and several programs including two new offerings. Each of our programs include visits to important historical sites for sisters, associates, colleagues and friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph. You can also choose to have an individual retreat or set up a group tour.

We also provide you with the experience of the Living History Centre, which has truly enhanced visitors' understanding of our history from its origins and development to the present day. Thanks to the use of video equipment that facilitates six different languages ​​(English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and Flemish), the Living History Centre has become a pleasant addition to the Kitchen where our founding sisters lived in 1650.

The flexible range of fees gives you the opportunity to determine the program that best fits your budget. A minimal contribution reflects the operational cost for the program. A larger contribution enables us to assist individuals who may not have the means to attend a program. Visits to the Living History Centre include a contribution of 4 Euros to help care for and maintain the technical needs of the equipment.

So browse the following offerings and begin planning a trip to Le Puy-en-Velay today by selecting a program that best fits your interests. Below each program is a registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you home soon!

Eluiza and Olga

Centre Staff



From Archives to History

Begins on Monday, July 29 and ends on Friday, August 2, 2019 after breakfast

This session will focus on the "Archives." What does the word "Archives» cover? We will discuss the different types of archives: written, sound, architectural, artistic... How do they allow us to write history?" We will try to experience it through concrete exercises.

There will be ways to define what can today "feed" our archives, what we must preserve to transmit them to future generations and how to render this possible.

This program is for archivists who have no professional training but who are in charge of or just starting an archive. It is also for persons who have an interest in archives.

Presenters:

Sœur Catherine Louis Louis was the first Superior General of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Institute. She lives in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Sœur Nadia Boudon-Lashermes, from the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in France, is trained in History and Geography.

The Sisters participated in the implementation of the scenography.

Suggested Contribution: 655 to 755 Euros (if paid with cash); 675 to 775 Euros (if paid with a wire transfer)

Register by June 30, 2019

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Guided Retreat: Grace Under Fire-Living the Great Love in Turbulent Times

Begins Sunday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. with dinner and ends Monday, August 26, after breakfast.

Join us for a guided retreat where we will reflect on and pray about the privilege and call to live the charism and spirituality of Sisters of St. Joseph by claiming its incarnational power in a world hungering for great love. This retreat will take place within the context of our sacred spaces in Le Puy-en-Velay at the original Kitchen, Living History Centre, Cathedral of Notre Dame du Puy, Chapel of St. Michel d'Aiguilhe, Eglise du Collège, and Tree of the Martyrs. We will also travel to Lyon to visit the Heritage Room and graveside of Mother St. John Fontbonne.

This retreat will focus on the six core virtues of our CSSJ spirituality. Each day will begin with Morning Prayer and a reflection by the retreat director on one of the core virtues and its relevance in today's world. Participants will be given a reflection sheet with suggestions for prayer and then have the rest of the day to pray as they wish. Each evening after dinner, the group will gather for evening prayer and share the state of the heart.

Presenter: Janet Mock, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph of Baden, PA in the USA. She served in the ministries of education, formation, congregational leadership, community outreach and worked at the Religious Formation Conference and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the USA. Janet is currently involved in facilitation and retreat ministry, and lives in Aliquippa, PA.

Suggested Contribution: 655 to 755 Euros (if paid with cash) ; 675 to 775 Euros (if paid with a bank transfer)

Register by July 15, 2019\

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Pilgrimage to Our CSJ Origins

Begins on Wednesday, August 28 with evening meal and ends after breakfast on Wednesday, September 4.

Are you seeking a deeper experience of the love of God that seeks peace, joy, and hope? Why not consider leaving behind your daily occupations and joining us on a pilgrimage in the historical sites of the Sisters of St. Joseph. As the week unfolds, you will see the places of our origins in Le Puy-en-Velay such as the first Kitchen, the Living History Centre, the Cathedral de Notre Dame du Puy, l'Eglise du College, and the Tree of the Martyrs. You will also visit St. Flour, Bas-en-Basset, Monistrol, St. Didier-en-Velay, and then go to significant places in Lyon, including the Heritage Room and graveside of Mother St. John Fontbonne and the Basilica of Fourvière.

The pilgrimage to these sites will be interspersed with input, reflection, sharing and prayer. It will also help you discover God's active presence reflected in our first sisters as well as the grace that moved Fr. Médaille and Bishop de Maupas to accept and promote these first women. In solidarity with the first sisters and Fr. Médaille, you will be able to identify and deepen the mission and charism already alive within you.

This pilgrimage is for Sisters of St. Joseph, associates, agrégées, partners, and friends in ministry.

Presenters:

Eluiza de Andrade, CSJ is Sister of St. Joseph of Chambery, Province of Brazil. She is on staff at the International Centre.

Line Rioux, CSJ (Lyon, USA Province), served on the Centre International staff for five years and is presently on the General Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon.

Suggested Contribution: 555 to 655 Euros (if paid with cash); 575 to 675 Euros (if paid with a bank transfer)

Register by August 1, 2019

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The Lace is Not Yet Finished - A CSSJ Federation Workshop

Begins on Monday, September 9 at 6 pm and ends on Sunday, September 15 after breakfast

By the power of the Holy Spirit, the hearts of a small group of women in Le Puy-en-Velay were enflamed by God's call to reach out to people suffering from devastating poverty, pervasive violence, and stifling oppression. These women found their home in the Gospel and in the teachings of the itinerant Jesuit, Jean Pierre Médaille. They found that God was present among them, at work within them, and in love with the world in which they lived. They joined together in 1650 as followers of Jesus to become the community of God's Great Love, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

In each generation since, the Holy Spirit has awakened God's compassionate presence in the hearts of women to respond to the ever-changing needs of the people of God. In this program participants will get in touch with and claim once again the transformative power of this charism in our midst and into the future. They will also explore the streets of Le Puy-en-Velay and visit and pray in the original Kitchen, Living History Centre, Cathedral of Notre Dame du Puy, Chapel of St. Michel d'Aiguilhe, Eglise du Collège, and Tree of the Martyrs. Then they will travel to Lyon to visit the Heritage Room and graveside of Mother St. John Fontbonne. The Lace begun in 1650 is not yet completed. The threads are now in our hands. We are challenged to be responsive to the grace poured out in our world to reveal God's great love.

Presenter: Jane Delisle, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph from Orange, CA, USA. Jane has come to Le Puy-enVelay many times with sisters and staff from the Orange Health Systems.

Suggested Contribution: 655 to 755 Euros (if paid with cash); 675 to 775 Euros (if paid with a bank transfer)

Register by August 1, 2019

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Mission Effectiveness: The Charism Alive in CSSJ Ministries

Begins on Saturday, September 21, 5 pm and ends Saturday, September 28, after breakfast.

This program offers a pilgrimage for lay partners in mission and provides an immersion experience into the original spirit and global dimension of the charism and spiritual tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. If you are associated with one of the ministries founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph as an administrator, staff person, board member, or supporter, this program is for you! Come deepen your learning, nourish your imagination and strengthen your conviction in participating in a world-wide movement that fosters union with God in drawing all into one. The week-long experience offers a rhythm of in-put presentations, interactive participation, prayer, and visits to historic sites in Le Puy-en-Velay. A day trip to Lyon is also included.

Presenter:

Sister Dolores Clerico is a Philadelphia Sister of Saint Joseph (USA) with ministry experience in the academic, parish, diocesan, and congregational arenas. She is a frequent speaker, workshop presenter, and retreat facilitator for sisters, associates, and partners in mission throughout the United States and annually at the International Centre.

Suggested Contribution: 655 to 755 Euros (if paid with cash); 675 to 775 Euros (if paid with a bank transfer)

Register by August 15, 2019

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The Prophetic Stance of Relationship: The Two Trinities as a Model of Dynamic Love

Begins on Saturday, October 19 with evening meal and ends after breakfast on Friday, October 25.

The relationality between and among the Uncreated and Created Trinities–as an expression of Divine mystery, providence and plan–calls all to a radical response. This is the prophetic nature of the spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph, which calls us to move relationally into the world, with the dear neighbor without distinction. This program offers a pilgrimage of the heart for all who are drawn to the charism of unifying love.

We will explore the prophetic nature of our call in the world today and learn how the dynamic love as expressed by the Two Trinities is a model of our call toward relationality in our wounded world. It is in this openness to relationship that we incarnate Triune Love and participate in the process of bringing God alive in the world. The week-long experience offers a rhythm of input sessions, interactive participation, reflection, as well as an orientation to the city of Le Puy and a visit to the Kitchen and Living History Museum.

Presenter :

Linda Buck, CSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange (CA) in the USA. She currently serves in the ministry of Initial Formation and is a psychotherapist and spiritual director. She is a frequent presenter in the areas of theology, spirituality and psychology.

Suggested Contribution: 655 to 755 Euros (if paid with cash); 675 to 775 Euros (if paid with a bank transfer)

Register by September 15, 2019

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WELCOME TO LEPUY

We offer you many opportunities at the centre throughout the year including

  • Guided pilgrimages
  • Group visits
  • Individual visits
  • Private retreats
  • Personalized reflective days

For more information or to schedule some time at the Centre, e-amail us at: centre.international@wanadoo.fr

Visit our website: www.centreinternationalssj.org

We look forward to welcoming YOU!


Programs through Centre International

Programs through Centre International

Programs through Centre International

Programs through Centre International