On 19th March the Congregation ofthe Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph was established.


referred as the branch of the congregation of St. Louis de Gonzague

1895 – 1962

The name of the congregation as the ‘Third order Regular ofSt. Francis of Assisi was given by the Most Rev. Joseph Colgan.


Sixty members of the Congregation celebrated the 50th year of the establishment on 11th February


Archbishop Louis Mathias, Sdb, renamed the congregation                      as “The Franciscan Sisters of St.Joseph”.


 The Centenary Year was celebrated on 19th December with the theme: “Towards Perfect Love in Simplicity”, which highlighted the option for the poor. 


Mother Mary Venantia, the, then Assistant Superior General, wrote a book on the History of our Congregation both in English ‘The Quest ‘ and in Tamil (Ootrai thedum neerodai).


7th April is a Red Letter Day in the history of our congregation. It was on that day our congregation acquired the status of a Religious Congregation of the Pontifical Right.


On 3rd January, the 75th year of our founder Archbishop John Alen attaining heavenly bliss was celebrated with gratitude with the  theme: “A blazing Trail”.


On 11th February, the New Constitution and Regulation Text came into effect on our Founder’s day.


25th to 28th August was marked by persecution and tainted with blood. The outbreak of the Kandamal Violence in Odisha  proved to be a struggle for life and death for the FSJ


The Quasquicentennial Celebration was inaugurated with a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration on 19th March .


The Memorial Mass was celebrated with a sense of gratitude for all our ancestors who have departed from the FSJ family on 20th November


On 4th March,  the Quasquicentennial Celebration was celebrated to commemorate the 125th year of the establishment of our congregation with the motto ‘A Blazing Hope’.


The FSJ family celebrated the 100th birthday of  Sr. Mary Barbara on 4th February in a more meaningful manner.


St. Joseph’s College Arts and Science for women, Singampunari, Sivagangai District, was opened and blessed bythe  Most Rev. Dr. Jude Gerald Paulraj , Bishop of Palayamkottai on April 21st


Installation of a new Convent at Roncello , Diocese of Milan , Italy


A solemn memorial mass for the 164 departed sisters of the congregation was celebrated at st. Francis of Assisi Chapel,St. Louis Convent by Rev. Fr. S. J. Anthonysamy, Former Vicar Forane, Diocese of Madras - Mylapore


The FSJ Family recognised its precious history by  celebrating the 90th  founder’s Anniversary on 11th January.  


2021 Installation of a community at   Naraini , Diocese of Jhansi on 19th July  and Installation of another community at Thakurdwara, Diocese of Meerut on 23rd July.