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CSJ Institute

The CSJ Institute


Established in 2016, the CSJ Institute at Mount Saint Mary’s University advances and upholds the mission of our Founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

Rooted in a rich history that dates back to 1650 Le Puy, France, the Institute promotes the charism of the CSJs to serve all persons without distinction and respond to the needs of the times.

Through a combination of programs, resources, and faculty-led research, the CSJ Institute prepares fearless visionaries for a just future while honoring the work and lives of our Founders, both past and present.

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CSJ Spotlight News

Following the steps of our founders

August 15, 2022

Two Mount trips to Le Puy this summer expose more members of the community to our Founders' roots

Krishauna HInes-Gaither, PhD, vice president of equity, diversity and justice, welcomed participants to the Mount's first in-person celebration of Juneteenth since it became a federal holiday. In addition to celebrating with music, dance, food, and community, Hines-Gaither ensured that participants reflected on the history of Juneteenth and its symbolism.

Sharing history and culture in pursuit of true equality

July 7, 2022

The Mount celebrated Juneteenth by honoring the history of the enslaved and enjoyed music, dancing, food and good company.

Filmmaker Catherine Murphy and one of the maestras (teachers) featured in the film, Norma Rita Guillard Limota, were on hand to discuss the film and the historical significance of the campaign to the Mount community.

Mount examines women’s role in eliminating Cuban illiteracy

May 18, 2022

Women and girls helped Cuba reach its goal of eliminating the nation's illiteracy in one year's time