Historical milestones

1845

The Foundation of the Congregation of “Sisters of St.Joseph of Saint Marc” (sjsm) by Father Pierre Paul Blanck on 3rd March, at Saint Marc- Gueberschwihr-Alsace, France.

1850

Sr. Marie Joseph Scherb was appointed as the first Superior of the Congregation

1852

A horrific fire broke out in the convent Saint Marc, devastated the valuable assets and documents of the convent, and caused a period of extreme poverty.

1865

Repurchased the property of Saint Marc from the civil authorities (May 16th)

1868

Conducted first General Chapter of election and affairs at Saint Marc

1868

Mother Marie Xavier Neff elected as the first Superior General of the Congregation

1873

Death of the Founder, Father Pierre Paul Blanck (October18)

1873

Death of our Founder, Father Pierre Paul Blanck

1883

Death of Mother Marie Xavier (14th March)

1919

Foundation of a community at St. Trudpert, Münstertal, in Germany at the end of the First World War

1920

Establishment of the first Province of the congregation at Münstertal in Germany..

1926

The first group of German sisters went on a Mission to Cleveland/Ohio in Unites States

1937

Sisters in America became a Province of Saint Marc

1960

The first group of candidates from Kerala joined to the Province St. Trudpert-Germany

1965

The first group of candidates from Kerala, India joined to the convent at Saint Marc

1970

The German Province obtained independence and became an independent Congregation with an autonomous Generalate in St. Trudpert. The Congregation is called "Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Trudpert".

1973

Separation of some American sisters from Province Cleveland and establishment of Youngstown Delegation at Louisville in America

1974

German implantation at Sanawad in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Mission)

1977

French implantation at Puthusserry in Kerala, in India (Vengoor Mission)

1980

Sisters of Cleveland, at their request, became independent congregation with their own autonomous Generalate . They are known as Sisters of St. Joseph of St.Mark

1989

Creation of a Province in France

1995

Congregation attained the Status as Pontifical Right from Rome

1995

150th Anniversary of the foundation of Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint-Marc

1997

The General Chapter of St. Trudpert decided for the re-unification with the original Congregation of Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint-Marc.

1998

The General Chapter at Saint Marc ratified the request of St. Trudpert for re-unification with Saint Marc

1998

Vengoor Mission attained province status (Sanjo Province Vengoor)

1998

Implantation of the Congregation in Ukraine

2001

Ratification, by the Decree of the Congregation for the Institutes of consecrated life and of Societies of apostolic life, of the re-unification of Sisters of Saint Joseph of St. Trudpert with Sisters of Saint Joseph of Saint-Marc. St. Trudpert reunited with Saint Marc

2001

St. Trudpert became a Province (St.Trudpert Province)

2001

Indore Mission attained Province status ( St.Joseph Province-Indore)

2004

First international General Chapter held at Mother House in Saint-Marc.

2008

Implantation of the first mission community in Philippines (San Carlos) under Generalate

2009

Ukraine Mission attained the status as Delegation

2009

200th birth anniversary of the founder, Father Pierre Paul Blanck (October 11, 1809)

2016

Held 3rd International General Chapter at Saint Marc

2020

175th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation. Jubilee solemnly celebrated on 1st March