On Sunday, January 29th, 2012

@ Sr. Joanna House of Formation in Florham Park, NJ.

The Vocationist Sisters in the United States commemorated the 90th anniversary of the establishment of their precursor, originally known as the “Pious Union”.


The Sisters gave thanks to God with songs of praise and glad thanksgiving, during a holy hour of adoration, for all the wonderful gifts that have been given to their religious family throughout their ninety years of service to God and his people.


In particular, they gave thanks to God for the great gift of their founder, Blessed Justin Russolillo as well as for Mother Giovanna Russolillo, and the first devoted women who zealously started the community life in Villa Simpatia, Naples under the guidance of Blessed Justin Russolillo.

Sr. Luisa Gargione of the Vocationist Sisters gave an excellent reflection on the life of the first group of women commonly known as the "Slaves of Mary" or the "Pious Union", who then became the first Vocationist Sisters

























































































The Vocationist Sisters of Florham Park, Newark, Palisades Park and Martinsville gathered as one family to celebrate God’s goodness and love.

“Give thanks to God for his great love is without end!”

Jesus, Mary and Joseph


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