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Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form:
Weekday Mass Mon-Fri at 12PM (noon)
1st Saturday Mass - 11AM
Sunday Mass - 5PM
1st Fridays Healing Mass at 7PM in OF
Mission statement 1) Elevating the Sacred™ while serving in an active apostolate within the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Mission statement 2) Contemplative Life is a Vocation.
The Importance of the Contemplatives of Saint Joseph within Life of the Church:
Why we are committed to our lives of deep prayer and contemplation and expressed in our active apostolate and to the Life of the Church is stated beautifully and profoundly by Pope Paul VI:
“The work of contemplation overflows, benefiting the entire Church. The Church needs this work of contemplation that it may protect its life and increase its growth. The Church is in dire need of those who excel in the interior life and are intent upon recollecting themselves in God and be aflame, to their innermost being, with love for heavenly things. If such persons are lacking, if their lives are withered and weak, it necessarily follows that the strength of the whole Mystical Body of Christ is diminished. Consequently, serious damage would be inflicted on the knowledge of divine realities, theology, sacred preaching, the apostolate, and all the Christian life of the faithful”[Pope Paul VI, to the Cistercians, December 8, 1968].
We believe the contemplative life of a member of the COSJ belongs not to himself alone, but to the Life and Holiness of the whole Church. The Church's life becomes fuller because the COSJ join themselves by the gift of their whole lives to Christ in prayer and in firmly following the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
The COSJ Choir and in Chorum’s supports the COSJ mission of “Elevating the Sacred™” is realized every Sunday at the COSJ’s Mass at 5PM in extraordinary form and the First Friday Healing Mass in ordinary form at 7PM; producing the most pristine sacred music at the monastery.
|Description||The priests and brothers of the Contemplatives of Saint Joseph are called by God to respond whole-heartedly to their motto: "The Contemplative Life is a Vocation." They live a life of deep prayer in community and serve in an active apostolate within the Archdiocese of San Francisco.|
|Founded||March 19, 2009|