Cluny Sisters' Special Feast Days
- March 19 - Feast of St. Joseph
- May 1 - St. Joseph the Worker
- May 12 - Foundation of the Congregation
- Feast of the Sacred Heart:
(Renewal of our Consecration to the Heart of Jesus)
- July 15 - Feast of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey
- September 9 - Feast of St. Peter Claver
- October 15 - Feast of St. Teresa of Avila
- November 11 - Feast of St. Martin of Tour
- December 3 - St. Francis Xavier
- December 8 - Act of Donation of the Congregation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Following the example of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey, we turn in confidence to Saint Joseph, our protector and model of the interior life.
St. Joseph: Anne Marie had chosen Bernard as patron of the first chapel dedicated in Chalon in 1807. She was thus acknowledging her connection with the Trappist monk Dom Augustin de l'Estrange and her experience as a novice at Val Sainte. But the priest who was to celebrate the first Mass questioned her choice. "St. Teresa always dedicated her houses to St. Joseph," he said. "Besides, my name is Joseph!" Recalling the great saint's revelation to her of her vocation Anne Marie acquiesced without further ado. Henceforth, Joseph was to be the patron and provider of the congregation. His feast is celebrated on March 19th.
St. Martin of Tours: During the 18th and early 19th century, Martin was a very popular saint in France, especially in Burgundy where Anne-Marie was born, probably because he was the patron of vintners as well as soldiers. Born in Hungary in 316 to pagan parents, he was conscripted in the army because his father was an army officer.