About SJS

Our Co-Foundress: Mother Josapha SSpS

SJS Co-Foundress Mother Josapha SSpS

Most Rev. Mother Josapha, the Co-foundress of S.J.S., came to India from the land of her origins in Australia as a missionary nun from the same religious order as that of Mother Baptista Simons, namely Servants of the Holy Spirit. She was an able and spiritually astute co-foundress. She pioneered many green-field mission stations of S.J.S.

Important Biographical Information of Mother Josapha:

Born on : 27th of May 1932
Baptismal name : Margaret Lergessner
Name of her parents : Mr. Francis Frank and Mrs. Dorothia
Date of entrance : Year 1952
First profession : 6th January 1959
Final profession : 6th January 1962
Mission appointment : In the year 1959
Landed in India : In the year 1959
Left India after 40 years of service : 13th November 1999
At present she is in Australia continuing her service as a community leader in the Congregation of SSpS.