Franciscan Caring People Caring For People

The Society of Josephines


"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;

where there is hatred, let me sow love; where

there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope; where there is

darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."

- Prayer of St. Francis


The role of dedicated volunteers has played a significant part in the Brothers' work. From the time of their first opening a facility in the 1920s to this day, thousands of people have generously donated their time and provided financial support for the care given at the Brothers' nursing homes.


In 1936, the Society of Josephines was founded as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization of women. Their support benefits those in need of special care at Price Memorial, assisting the Brothers as they strive to provide for the elderly, the infirm and the terminally ill -- and improving the quality of life for their residents.


The fellowship of this group is rewarding in many ways to its members. In addition to the satisfaction that derives from selfless giving, each year the Society of Josephines has a luncheon where members gather to enjoy each other's companionship and share in their common dedication to helping the Brothers.


All are welcome to join the Society. Nominal yearly dues of $15 are paid to the Society, along with any additional contribution that members care to make.


Helping the Brothers to Care for Others

"To help ensure that the Society remains viable for years to come, we encourage people in the communities we serve to join this very worthwhile organization," said Brother Bernardo Trosa, director general of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers. "For many years, the support that this group provides to us has been important in our ability to care for our residents. And, we hope you'll consider becoming a part of the Society of Josephines."


What? The Society of Josephines is a non-profit organization comprising women from all walks of life and all faiths. The non-sectarian Society has helped to fill the lives of all they touch with hope, consolation and love.

Why? To give aid and comfort to others is not only a responsibility of all Christians, it is a privilege. Through membership in the Society, you can assist the Franciscan Missionary Brothers in their charitable work and service to those in need of special care.

Who? You -- and thoughtful people like you -- throughout the greater St. Louis area. The scores of Society members attest to the worthiness of this organization and its mission.

When? Yesterday is the past; tomorrow is the future. The only time you can act is in the present. Please consider contacting us and joining today.

How? Just let us know you'd like to join. We'll be happy to provide you with all of the information you need.

Where? On this website, simply click on "Contact Us." By doing so, you can send us an email -- or get information on how to write, fax or call us. We look forward to hearing from you!


“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.”

-Henry Ward Beecher


The Society of Josephines, a women's group, has a companion organization comprising men. Information on the Society of Joseph can be found on this website by clicking here.

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