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An Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Ursula Matthews

At this particular time, I was searching for more in my spiritual life — the CSJ Associate Program was the answer.

My association with the Sisters of St. Joseph dates back to 1964. Sister Magdalena hired me as a part time employee in the business office at St. Michael's Hospital. The Sisters I worked with kept Christ present in the work place. Their example of Christian caring earned my respect and love over the years.

Julia Jacobs

My spiritual life has blossomed and evolved with every monthly meeting and associate event.

I have been an associate for the past four years. I have been a Catholic for the past 11 years. I have always known and heard about the works of the Sisters of St. Joseph but didn't know how to be part of their ministry. A friend from my child's school community invited me to a new young mothers' CSJ Associate community gathering meeting and handed me the information pamphlet. I attended the first gathering and found my spiritual home.

Holy Family Associates Community


Sister Mary Buckley shares the story of the Holy Family Associate Community.

I have been involved with the Holy Family Associate Community in Oshawa for more than ten years now. When the last Sister of St. Joseph left Oshawa, there was need of a Sister who could and would drive from Toronto for the monthly meeting. And I was it. I moved from being a member of the Matt Talbot group to being coordinator of Holy Family.

Margaret Stecker

Our daily commitment to morning evening prayer, the charism of love and care for the dear neighbour, was what attracted me further.

I had known of the Sisters of St. Joseph for many years prior to becoming an Associate. I met the Sisters at St. Michael’s Hospital, at Providence Villa and have worked alongside some St. Joseph Sisters in my various endeavours.

Sister Jean DeLuca became a friend when, a long time ago, we were introduced by a mutual friend while I worked in St. Patrick’s German parish. 

Rosemary Merkley

Looking for "something more" for my spiritual life as well as joining the Sisters of St. Joseph in their "preferential option for the poor" have kept me in the associates of the Sisters.

I worked with Sister Dorothy Dwyer doing discharge planning for patients who needed rehabilitation, nursing home or chronic care. After many talks together, Sister Dorothy mentioned that the Sisters of St.


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