MOUNT SAINT MARY’S FOUNDERS, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs), set the standard for unstoppable women.
Now, the Mount is preserving — and advancing — its founders’ visionary work through the CSJ Institute at Mount Saint Mary’s. Launched as part of the University’s 90th anniversary, the Institute’s aim is reflected in its mission statement: “Rooted in the rich history and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Institute provides the forward momentum to advance the CSJ commitment to serve all persons without distinction, to respond to the needs of the times and to prepare fearless visionaries for a just future.”
The Institute kicked off with the January appointment of Shannon Green as its first director. Green brings 15 years of experience, including stints directing university spiritual and pastoral outreach and volunteer programs. “We have all benefited from the work of the CSJs,” Green says. “Our mission with the Institute is to educate, train and inspire a new generation to carry forward the CSJs’ vital tradition of community service.”
This summer, Green and President Ann McElaney-Johnson will lead a pilgrimage to Le Puy, France, where the CSJ order was founded in 1650.