SJS began with indigenous Indian sisters but the religious Congregation is open for sisters of other nationalities too.
The society of St Joseph Sevika Sanstha (SJS) is a religious order (congregation) of the Catholic Church with St. Joseph The Worker as its patron saint.
The vision of SJS was very clearly elucidated by our Foundress Mother Baptista Simons SSpS showing what direction should Congregation take as it continues to engage with the world:
“Being rooted in the Love of Christ, we respond to His call to be prophets to the needy world, to raise the dignity of life in the changing socio-political context, and to build a society centered on justice and peace.”
In addition, “Awareness that our work is a participation of God’s creative and redemptive activity ought to permeate even the most ordinary activities,” are words of Mother Baptista that inspires the Congregation forward.