The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition (French: Sœurs de Saint-Joseph-de-l'Apparition; Latin: Institutum Sororum a S. Joseph ab Apparitione; abbreviation: S.J.A.) is a religious institute of pontifical right whose members profess public vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience and follow the evangelical way of life in common.
Their mission includes missionary work, pastoral ministry, education of youth, care of the sick and aged.
This religious institute was founded in Gaillac, France, in 1832, by st. Emily de Vialar.
The sisters have houses in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The Generalate of the Congregation can be found in Paris, France.
On 31 December 2005 there are 940 sisters in 154 communities.
ReferencesSisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition Wikipedia
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