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The Contemplatives of St. Joseph
The Contemplatives of St. Joseph Monastic Order are the new kid on the block. A Public Clerical Association of the Christian Faithful in the Church, it was founded in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 2012 and consists of three branches: the Priests and Brothers, the Sisters, and the Laity. Each member, according to his or her state in life, seeks to live a life of deep contemplative prayer and then to share the fruits of that prayer with the wider Church community. The community draws from the Christian traditions of both East and West, celebrating both the Latin Catholic Mass in Ordinary and Extraordinary forms, as well as the Byzantine Divine Liturgy. “We are devoted in a filial way to Our Blessed Mother Mary, and to Saint Joseph her spouse, our patron,” says the community’s website. 

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