The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill – Philadelphia invite the general public to join them in celebrating the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life with an open house at Mount St. Joseph Convent from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8.

Pope Francis has proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life, citing that the aim of this year is to “look at the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to embrace the future with hope.”

The open house will open the doors to the Motherhouse and invite visitors to tour the Heritage Room, which contains artifacts and a synopsis of the history of the congregation.
Visitors will also have informal opportunities to meet the sisters, join a guided tour of the chapel, share in prayer and family activities, enjoy light refreshments and more.

Mount St. Joseph Convent is located at 9701 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia (on the same grounds as Chestnut Hill College). RSVPs to are helpful, but not necessary.

Walk-ins are welcome.

The Sisters of St. Joseph Chestnut Hill – Philadelphia’s mission is “to live and work so that all people may be united with God and with one another.” They are a congregation of approximately 794 women religious who minister in 14 states and Canada and who trace their roots from LePuy, France (1650), arriving in Philadelphia in 1847.

The sisters’ response to the needs of the people of God is characterized by a cordial and hospitable spirit, a willing heart ready for any good work and a quiet sense of hiddenness coupled with a desire to serve to the best of their ability.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia’s sponsored works include: Academy Village; Bethlehem Village; Cecilian Village; Chestnut Hill College; St. Joseph Academy; Mount St. Joseph Academy; Norwood-Fontbonne Academy; St. Joseph Villa; St. Mary by-the-Sea Retreat House; SSJ Earth Center; St. Joseph Village; and the SSJ Welcome Center.