Deepening the CSJ Experience
The CSJ Institute is committed to providing Mount Saint Mary’s and our CSJ partners with quality resources to deepen the experience of our mission and charism.
We do this through a variety of ways including presentations on the history of our CSJ founders, opportunities for spiritual and formation such as retreats, and creating new and enriching content on our social media platforms.
If you are looking for additional resources or presenters, please contact the director Shannon Green.
CSJ Oral History Project
A collaboration between the CSJ Institute, Film & Television, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles Province
Our Founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, continue to show us what it means to serve the dear neighbor and respond to the needs of the times. In an effort to preserve their history, lift up their achievement, and inspire the future, Mount Saint Mary’s University is capturing the spirit and contributions of our sisters on film. Nearly 70 sisters have been interviewed thus far.
Film footage is used to produce short educational and inspirational videos for use by the Mount community and our partners. If you would like to obtain footage of the interviews for qualitative research purposes, please contact Shannon Green at the CSJ Institute.
We are grateful to the sisters for their generosity in sharing their wisdom and joy with us.
Archival support is received from the Library, Archives of the CSJs of Los Angeles, and individual sisters.
Filming is temporarily paused due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Watch the CSJ Oral History Project
Vision and Courage, the History of the Sisters of St. Joseph
Our CSJ story begins with just six women in 1650 Le Puy, France who were called to serve as women religious in unprecedented way. In addition to our interviews with our sisters we have also recorded a series of videos focusing on our beginnings in France, along with other notable moments in our history. These videos give us a deeper understanding of our foundations and how our Sisters have continuously responded to the needs of the times in a changing world.
Produced by Shannon Green, director, CSJ Institute
Co-produced by Mary Trunk, MFA, MSMU faculty
Cinematography and direction by Mary Trunk, MFA, MSMU faculty
Edited by M. Caren McCaleb
Transcriptions by Nancy Steinmann
Artwork by Julie Lonneman and Sr. Mary Elizabeth Nelson, CSJ, Orange