Share in our Mission

There are many ways YOU can join us in our MISSION …

  • Consider a religious vocation as a Cluny Missionary
  • Become a Cluny Associate
  • Support our mission through prayer
  • Support our mission through a financial gift
  • Support our mission by leaving a lasting gift in your Will

For more information contact the Provincialate Office:
Phone: 401-846-4826
Address: 7 Restmere Terrace, Middletown, RI 02842

“Share in our mission of Hope and Compassion!”

Cluny Vocations

Are you trying to discover which path to take?

Discern your call with us …

As Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny we are called to a life of availability, simplicity, prayer and community. If you feel a sense of dedication to God and a desire to make a difference in the world, we invite you to consider a religious vocation. Come journey with us to see if you are being called to bring hope and compassion to our world as a Cluny Sister.

Becoming a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny involves various stages of formation during which both the candidate and the congregation discern whether or not the candidate can best live out her call as a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny. For more information on these stages click here! Stages of Formation

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Cluny Associates

Cluny Associates are Christian women and men who strive to live a deeply spiritual life in the spirit of Blessed Anne Marie. They seek God’s Will in their lives as they mutually support one another in:

  • Faith formation
  • Prayer formation
  • Study of the life, spirit and spirituality of Blessed Anne Marie and the community she founded
  • Getting to know the mission and actual missionary activity of the congregation

Cluny Sisters everywhere seek to formalize the life-giving relationship between the members of the congregation and the lay persons with whom they live and minister by gathering to support one another in seeking God’s Will and carrying it out.

Associate Directors:

Hamilton, Ontario – English Group: Terry Wallace
Hamilton, Ontario – Portuguese Group: Sister Maria Rocha
Rhode Island Group: Sister Eugenia Brady
California and West Virginia: Sister Mary Patrice Watson
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Associates commit themselves to:

  • On-going Christian formation
  • Pursuing their spiritual growth and development
  • Carrying the Congregation and its missionary activity in prayer and in whatever way possible, sharing their time, talent and treasure to extend the mission of Jesus.

Members of the Congregation commit to:

  • Offering the witness of a life of faith and service
  • The support of their prayer and, according to their resources, whatever spiritual and emotional support they can in times of need.

Financial Obligations

The goal of lay associate membership is to share the charism and spirituality Blessed Anne Marie bequeathed to her congregation. Membership and commitment as a Cluny Associate involves no financial obligation either on the part of the Associate or of the Congregation.

What does membership offer the Associate?

By helping associates respond with greater awareness to their baptismal call, Cluny Associate membership leads more deeply into the daily search for God’s Will. Through an increasing familiarity with the Scriptures and a greater fidelity to a regular life of contemplative prayer, associates become more attentive to God’s presence in their lives.

Levels of Commitment:

Level 1: Formation Period – Interested persons come to meetings and grow spiritually by seeking to understand the Scriptures, especially the Gospels, through the prism of the spirituality Blessed Anne Marie bequeathed to her congregation. A person may choose to remain at this level. Newcomers participate at Level 1 for approximately a year. If they feel called after a period of discernment, they request to make the commitment that brings them to Level 2. At no time is there any obligation to do this.

Level 2: Associates opt to make a formal commitment to following Christ according to the spirituality of Blessed Anne Marie because they see this commitment as a support in living this way of life. The candidate makes a commitment in the presence of Cluny Sisters and Associates for one year to live the gospel through the spirituality of Blessed Anne Marie. The committed member develops a ‘ministry’ wherever he or she is that flows out of the Cluny charism.

Level 3: The Associate requests to formally participate in a Cluny Mission. This requires a more total commitment that can involve leaving one’s home and family and perhaps even country for a given period of time. At this level, commitment involves a longer discernment, both individually and with the Leadership of the Province.

Make a Donation

Please consider making a donation today…

You can bring hope and compassion to our anguished world by sharing in the mission of the Cluny Sisters. Let us share our blessings with those less fortunate.

Make Checks Payable to Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny

Donations can be mailed to: Cluny Sisters, PO Box 66, Newport, RI 02840

Canada donations can be mailed to: PO Box 30060, Hamilton RPO Upper James, ON  L9B 0E4

or you can donate online

Remember Us in Your Will

One way you can make a last gift to our world is to remember us in your will.
2,400 Cluny Sisters continue to bring hope and compassion in 56 countries throughout the world.

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For more information email: or call 401-846-4826