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Become an SJT

The Sisters
The Sisters
Holy Family
form four students

To become a member of the sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes -Kenya, young women of: ages between 18 and 28 years, who have completed high school education with minimum mean grade of C (plain), or a certified diploma course on Accounting, Secretariat, Catering, ECDE, HR among others, to kindly get in touch with our vocations directress, Sr. Emily Muthoni Muraga on 0729036112, or through filling the contact form or sending an email to any of the contacts on the home page for further direction. Our formation house in Kenya is situated at Muringato village, near Nyeri town in the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. Here at the formation house community, the sisters and the formees are normally involved in various activities that make up their formation and growth in the Charism. Like all other SJT communities, they live and do everything together as a family.

Our formation stages are as follows:

  1. Aspirancy – 6 months to 1 year
  2. Postulancy – 1½ years
  3. Novitiate – 2 years
  4. Juniorate – 6 years


Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes share the following together as a community:

  1. Prayer: in Prayer, our life is nourished and centered at the Eucharist.
  • Moments of silence and personal encounter with the lord through personal prayer
  • As well as a strong devotion to their patron St. Joseph
  1. Teaching: the young girls go through theoretical, reflective and practical lessons in formal and informal classes, that cover the part of their training and schooling on the essence of religious life, as well as other formative aspects like Spiritual/human growth and development perspective., learning Music Singing practice give additional taste and cheer to their moments of praise and creativity.
  2. The charism and spirituality of the SJT is also natured through fraternal moments and activities such as
  • welcoming & celebrating one another’s life,
  • recreation and always together in communion with each other
  1. Work and active productivity: Like all other SJT communities, and the rest of our brothers and sisters in the contemporary world, the sisters and the formees here earn their living through work and active productivity for example in the farm and other domestic works.