Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart

The Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (also known by the non-unique name Josephites), abbreviated S.S.J., is a Roman Catholic Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right for Men.

Its headquarters are at 1130 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland, Zip 21202, USA.


It was founded in 1893 by Fr. John Slattery,[1] as a North American offshoot of the Saint Joseph's Missionary Society of Mill Hill.


In 2012, it counted 40 houses and 88 members, including 76 priests.

Superiors general


So far, all Latin priests from the USA

Prelates from their ranks

Deceased (by year of death)


  1. Ochs, Stephen J. (1990). Desegregating the Altar: The Josephites and the Struggle for Black Priests, 1871-1960 (illustrated ed.). LSU Press. ISBN 978-0-8071-1859-7.

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