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CSJ Institute opens

Celebrating the opening of a new space for the Mount's CSJ Institute.

November 10, 2017

Mount Saint Mary's CSJ Institute officially opened the doors to its newly redesigned space in the University's Doheny Mansion. Launched in 2016, the CSJ Institute preserves and advances the mission and legacy of the Mount's founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ) -- and the Institute's new home will offer a public place for researchers, students and partners to come visit. 

Sisters joined in a campus celebration of the new CSJ Institute home, blessing the space and the Institute's ongoing work, before receiving a tour. The Institute is located on the third floor of the Doheny Mansion, in the former chapel that was built by the Mansion's longtime owner, Mrs. Estelle Doheny.

"We at Mount Saint Mary's University stand on the shoulders of these great women," says Shannon Green, director of the CSJ Institute. "We thank them for their courageous and visionary leadership, and for inspiring us to continue to serve our dear neighbors."

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See more photos from the Institute's opening celebration and blessing on the CSJ Institute Facebook page.