After nearly 20 years with the Sisters of St. Joseph, I am convinced that the SSJ charism is so needed in our world today, but also that a renewed SSJ congregation needs to be created.
One (among MANY) things that I love about the SSJ is the belief that there is "no founder other than Jesus & Mary". It troubles me when I read "I'm the founder!" on many start up groups...maybe that is just my SSJness coming through, but focusing on a particular person feels "icky" to me.
The Institute on Religious Life is GREAT!! I got their packet "Guidelines for Forming a New Religious Community", which is incredibly helpful!
Do you believe that anybody would have interest in a religious community with a nearly 365 year old tradition that hopes to live the life as Vatican II actually intended?
Please pray for me, friends! :signofcross: