The CSJ Center serves faculty, staff, alumni and students, offering a forum for dialogue, a place of education and a resource for reflective action. Through a diverse array of offerings, the CSJ Center aims to be a presence for the needs of the LMU community in terms of the pursuit of LMU's mission to encourage "the service of faith and the promotion of justice" at LMU and beyond.
The CSJ Center furthers the presence and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange at LMU. Our spirituality, which calls us to live in God and for others, is based on the charism of our founder, Jean Pierre Medaille, SJ (1650, Le Puy, France). In the spirit of our foundress, Mother Bernard Gosselin, CSJ (1912, Eureka, California) we continually seek to move forward with a pioneer spirit of bold faith, foresight, and flexibility as gifts for our mission.
"CSJ" refers to "Congregation of St. Joseph" and is the set of initials used by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange for identification.
The CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter!
We at the CSJ Center, along with all of you, experience a range of emotions as we navigate the pandemic and a profound moment of painful racial unrest, we offer our prayers, our willingness to listen and learn, and our support to all in our LMU/LLS community and beyond. We also want to share with you the statement of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Statement of the Sisters of St. Joseph Federation and Resources for Activism. You may find them helpful as you engage in your own reflections and actions.