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Respond boldly.

Dare to be prophetic.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and the dear neighbor.

Our spirituality

The spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph is centered in love, the central commandment of Jesus—a love that seeks to achieve unity of neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God. Our life together in prayer and in community impels us to reach out to the dear neighbor, whoever they may be, whatever the need they might have.

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Our commitment to justice

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet work to bring loving unity to a divided world. Urgent needs call us to bold conversation and prophetic action. We educate, advocate and take action to promote social justice. 

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Eco-Challenge: Examine your food’s lifecycle

We often think about what food we eat and the effects it might have on the health of our bodies. We also need to be aware the effects our food has on the health of our planet. Our food has a lifecycle: production, sale, consumption and disposal.

“The Portrait of Us”

We are familiar with portraits. Yet, I believe that we also find them in each other. We are portraits to each other. Are we not?

Reflections from Wisconsin

Kawsar then went on to charm all of the volunteers at the food pantry saying to each one the only words she knows in English: “I love you.”

“The charism wouldn’t let us go”

Our founder, Father Jean Pierre Médaille, SJ said in the 1600s, “All are called to enter more profoundly into their vocation, even if their ways of living it are different.” Now in the 21st century, the people called together by our charism continue to find new ways to live their vocations.

Sisters Lucia, Mary Alice and Diane

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About us

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are a congregation of Catholic sisters. We, and those who share our charism and mission, are motivated in all things by our profound love of God and our dear neighbors. We seek to build communities and bridge divides between people. Since our first sisters gathered in 1650, our members have been called to “do all things of which women are capable.” The first sisters of our congregation arrived in St. Louis, Missouri in 1836, and we now have additional locations in St. Paul, Albany, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Japan and Peru. Today, we commit to respond boldly to injustice and dare to be prophetic.

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