Soeurs de Saint-Joseph de Cluny


On October 13, 1861 four Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny landed at the port of Tamatave. Sister Alphonsus Liguori QUENIN and Sister Marcelline ROBBE remained in Tamatave and right away opened a school, while Mother Gonzaga MAUX and Sister Hortense PETICOUP, accompanied by Jesuit Priests, went to the capital, Antananarivo. They reach there on November 11, 1861. Upon their welcomed arrival, they began to gather the girls in order to open a school in Andohalo. Among our sisters’ first students, we want to point out, was Victory Rasoamanarivo (photo) who was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 29, 1989.


19 communities
112 sisters
Founded in 1861

Since then the mission has extended. Currently, there are 112 sisters ministering in seven dioceses. There are also 13 sisters in other areas of the congregation on ‘mission ad extra’. October 13, 2011, we had the joy of celebrating the 150th ANNIVERSARY of the presence of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny in Madagascar.

The ministries of the sisters include:
  • catechesis
  • literacy education
  • traditional education, teaching
  • marriage preparation
  • psychological counseling sessions for parents who have difficulties with their children
  • helping the poor
  • awakening the Faith
  • rural promotion
  • prison ministry
  • Hospital and care of lepers in Marana

There are sisters whose ministry is that of initial formation:

  • Pre-postulants
  • Postulants
  • Novices

We also have ‘Cluny Families’. These are our students, young people and adults who wish to live our charism.

  • Associates
  • Young friends Cluny
  • Alumni
Contact Information:
  • Website:
  • Email: xrolaf at
  • Address: Androhibe par Analamahitsy, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
  • Telephone: +261 324 224 160

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