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Death of Saint Joseph

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

St. Joseph

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.




Painting_François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard (4 мау 1770 – 11 January 1837)

St. Teresa of Avila: Teresa was the great reformer of Carmel who worked to reestablish the Carmelite way of life as it was lived at its origins. During her lifetime, she established many reformed houses of the Order all over Spain and, with St. John of the Cross, was also instrumental in bringing the reform to the male Carmelite Order. The saint is said to have come to the young Anne, a postulant at the Convent of Charity in Besançon, during a time of struggle to know God's Will for her. Teresa showed her many children of color saying, "These are the children God is giving you." She told Nanette that she was to found a new congregation that would care for these children. The Church celebrates the feast of St. Teresa on October 15th. St. Teresa teaches us to seek God in all things and to unite contemplation and action." Under her protection and that of St. Marin. St. Francis Xavier and St. Peter Claver, the Congregation pursues its mission in the world in order that "the whole human race might become one people of God, form one body of Christ and be built into one temple of the Holy Spirit. ( Rule of Life, p. 15)

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