Anne Marie Javouhey guided by the impulses of the Holy Spirit founded the Society of St. Joseph of Cluny on 12th May 1807, where she along with her three sisters and five others, made their profession in Chalon - sur - saone, and later established themselves in a house in Cluny (France). The Congregation from then on began to be called the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny.
Anne Marie Javouhey cared for the orphans, educated children, worked for the human development of all. She worked for the formation of the African Clergy and was the outstanding liberator of slaves.
In her own life time, her missionary activities were extended to the five continents. She was so recognized for her devotedness, ingenuity and audacity that she was acclaimed as the "Liberator of slaves, The Valiant Woman, The Apostle of Negroes, and The Mother of Black - Races"
She died on 15th July 1851 and was beatified on 15th October 1950. Cluny in South West India (Bangalore) Her light is not put out in the dark. She lives in her 299 sisters of this province in four states: 11 houses in Karnataka, 15 houses in Tamil Nadu, 3 houses in Kerala, 4 houses in Goa through school, hospitals, centers for the mentally and physically disabled, opportunity schools for the slow learners, children's homes, prison - ministry and non-formal educati
CLUNY IN INDIA
The sisters of St Joseph's of Cluny arrived in India in the year 1827 and went on to make their presence felt in various territories here. Some of the places where the sisters have established are New Delhi, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh.
The first house in India was opened in Pondicherry in 1827.
Today there are about 3000 sisters engaged in evangelization through Education - Health -Social and Pastoral ministries.
|1861||West Bengal||19 Houses|
|1894||Tamil Nadu||39 Houses||1948||Karnataka||11 Houses|
|1975||Jharkhand||2 Houses||1982||Andhra Pradesh||7 Houses||1988||Bihar||1 House||1990||Delhi||1 House||1997||Assam||1 House||1988||Nepal||3 Houses||1994||Phillipines||2 Houses|
CLUNY IN WORLD