Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, MI
**Reception of new novice ** [youtube.com/watch?v=2wCIuteMyLQ](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wCIuteMyLQ)
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
**First Profession** Aug 2010, **Reception of Habit **July 2010 [picasaweb.google.com/msjdominicans/](http://picasaweb.google.com/msjdominicans/) These Dominicans wear an attractive modified Dominican habit.
Sisters of St. Joseph -- Rochester MN
**First Vows** [ssjrochester.org/news/sister-anita-makes-first-vows](http://www.ssjrochester.org/news/sister-anita-makes-first-vows) Photos on their* Facebook* page (St. Joseph Rochester) scroll down to Jan 4, 2011.
Sisters of St. Joseph -- Philadelphia
**Profession of Perpetual Vows ** August 2010 (Sr. Julie) [ssjphila.org/newsletter.html](http://ssjphila.org/newsletter.html) (newsletter download) **A final profession and a first profession **in March 2010 newsletter
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, a merged congregation.
**Now four temporary professions** Vocation newsletter Winter/Spring 2011 [csjp.org/join/vowednews.html](http://csjp.org/join/vowednews.html)
SIsters of St Mary of Namur--Western Province
**Vow Ceremony **for Srs. Gloria and Clara [ssmnwestern.com/](http://www.ssmnwestern.com/) This website also includes a feature on **“canonical transfer”** with a picture of three sisters in the process. Most if not all missions based in Texas. Website includes bilingual portions.
Sisters of Providence St-Mary-in-the-Woods, Indiana**
...**have two new Asian postulants and three new Asian novices.** They join eight women in formation in the US. This formation group puts the Sisters of Providence in the top 8% of formation groups in the US. [blog.sistersofprovidence.org/](http://blog.sistersofprovidence.org/)
Congregation of St. Joseph
** Two new candidates-**- October 2010 **Profession of First Vows** ---January 2011 [csjoseph.org/congregation_news.aspx](http://www.csjoseph.org/congregation_news.aspx) Previous: **Final Profession **Aug 2009 of its 27th Japanese member [csjoseph.org/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=822&newsitemid=4029](http://www.csjoseph.org/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=822&newsitemid=4029)
Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NJ**
**Two candidates **Sept 2010 (Mary, Heather) [brentwoodcsj.org/join-us/as-a-sister.php](http://www.brentwoodcsj.org/join-us/as-a-sister.php) Previous: In newsletter, *FOCUS* , November 2009 issue, **one candidate and one first profession** (Sr. Lynn)
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet St. Louis Province
Photo of** novice and candidate** (postulant), prob from 2010 [csjsl.org/ways-to-join/as-a-vowed-member/meet-our-](http://www.csjsl.org/ways-to-join/as-a-vowed-member/meet-our-) women-in-formation.php
Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, IN
Large international group in formation.
**Three Final Professions**, India and Bangladesh, **15 international novices** at motherhouse at Notre Dame. **Three candidates **(postulants) in Ghana. *Life Signs * newsletter Jan-Feb 2011 pp. 19, 20. [cscsisters.org/aboutus/media/publications/Pages/default.aspx](http://www.cscsisters.org/aboutus/media/publications/Pages/default.aspx) Go to “Quick LInks”, then “Publications”, then “Life Signs” (another example of how hard it is to ferret out formation information in some websites!) In previous issues of* Life Signs*, 2011 and 2010: **Final Profession** Sept 2010;** First Profession and six new candidates **India and Bangladesh Aug 2010; **twelve new international novices** at St. Mary’s, IN in May, 2010. Novitiate for this international congregation is at the motherhouse in Indiana.