2020 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 a guided retreat, pilgrimages, and workshops including two new offerings. All of our programs include visits to important historical site for sisters, associates, colleagues and friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

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 its 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 an essential 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 Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m. and ends Saturday, April 4, 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 March 1, 2020

Registration Form


Roots & Wings: Saying Yes for the Life of the World

Begins Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. and ends Tuesday, mary 19, after breakfast

PROGRAM FILLED

Join Sisters of St. Joseph from all over the world to integrate your life and initial formation experience and reflect on your Perpetual Vows commitment. This intensive 10-day program will include re-reading your life and vocational call, exploring it in the light of our origins as Sisters of St. Joseph, and moving into how to live your vowed 'yes' today within the reality of our world and the "Dear Neighbor" near and far. Our time together will interweave an understanding of holistic human health with our history, spiritualty, mission and charism within a context of international relationships, prayer, sharing and relaxation.

This is a program by invitation only for those in temporary profession or after one year of perpetual profession to be held at the International Center in Le Puy, France on May 9-19, 2020 and July 21-31, 2021.

Presenters

Sr. Gloria Philip has been a member of Congregation of Religious of San José de Buenos Aires in Argentina since 1971. She has worked in education and in diverse ministries in communities in both Argentina and Bolivia. She has served as Superior General. She gave programs at the International Center from 2013 to 2018. She speaks Spanish, English and understands Portuguese.

Sr. Judy Donovan has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Lyon from the US for 35 years. She is currently their leader but previously spent 22 years as an interfaith community organizer in the southwestern United States. She lived 8 years of her juniorate northeastern Brazil with the CSJs of Chambéry, She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy and an MSW in Public Policy. She speaks English and Spanish with good comprehension of Portuguese and some limited French.


The Lace is Not Yet Finished -- A CSSJ Federation Workshlop

Begins on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. and ends on Wednesday, June 3 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

Sr. 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 April 28, 2020

Registration Form


Establishment of "The Little Design"

Begins on Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and ends on Sunday, July 19 after breakfast

We will make an historical journey of the origins (16th - 17th century) and development of the Sisters of St. Joseph until the French Revolution (1789). We will then examine how the emergence of "The Little Design" was made possible in several contexts: political, social, religious, ecclesial during this particular period of history.

"The Little Design" has developed and been made by God for all people to participate in the humanization of our societies. Thus, we seek to understand how we have fostered the emergence of the Sisters of Saint Joseph spirituality and how it can be inscribed while in a relationship of proximity and universality for today.

Presenters

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

Sr. 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 13, 2020

Registration Form


Listening to the Heartbeat of the Creator Retreat

Begins on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. and ends on Tuesday, July 28 after breakfast

In Laudato Si Pope Francis calls us to engage in a spirituality that is "capable of inspiring us…which encourages, motivates, nourishes and gives meaning to our individual and communal activity"(LS. 216). Where do we find this inspiration?

With today's Hi Tech microscopes and telescopes, something of the Creator's breath-taking magnificence is being revealed. To know that this is pulsing through our veins, inspires us to acknowledge our place in creation as co-creators.

We will explore the story of creation as revealed to us today, from the splendour of the universe to the interdependence and interconnection of all life on our planet. What are the Creator's deepest desires for us at this time? Where do we come from? Why are we here? What ought we do?

Each day begins with a morning liturgy and continues with a combination of ritual, input, reflection, discussion, sharing and prayer.

Presenters

Sr. Bridget Pritchard is a Sister of St Joseph of Annecy living in the UK. Formerly a biology teacher, she is presently on staff at Ty Croeso, our spirituality centre, where she leads days of prayer and retreat. Bridget works with parish and school groups introducing the new consciousness.

Sr. Henrietta Curran, SSJA, lives in the U.K. A retired teacher, she is currently working in JPIC as Congregation Justice and Peace Leader. She has given many sessions on the above topics whilst working with JPIC Leaders from India, Africa and England. She represents SSJA on the Global Sisters of St Joseph Forum.

Suggested Contribution: 655 to 755 Euros (if paid with cash)

675 to 775 Euros (if paid with a wire transfer)

Register by June 21, 2020

Registration Form


Mission Effectiveness: The Charism Alive in CSSJ Ministries

Begins on Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. and ends Saturday, October 3 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

Sr. 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 26, 2020

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

Begins on Saturday, October 24 at 7 p.m. and ends after breakfast on Friday, October 30.

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

Sr. 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 24, 2020

Registration Form


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 websites:

www.centreinternationalssj.org

https://23073.sites.ecatholic.com/

We look forward to welcoming YOU!


Programs through Centre International

Programs through Centre International