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Go deeper.
Journey farther.
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. 

Recent updates

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Connecting with Younger Generations

Bridging generational gaps can be a challenge, but it is one that sisters from all over the congregation have taken on. Here are just a few examples of how our sisters are connecting with younger generations.

Eco-Challenge: Retire your dryer

Drying clothes in the sun can have a lot of benefits over using a clothes dryer. Let’s take a look at the top five reasons to dry your clothes outside in the sun.

The Living Tradition and Soda Can Chicken

When the Fuel the Body, Fuel the Soul program met on May 9th, Sister Nancy Marsh showed participants her recipe for soda can chicken. Following the recipe, Sister Mary McKay gave a presentation entitled, “The Living Tradition.”

Performance Art at the Motherhouse

In the summer of 1996, artists Michael Townsend, Erica Duthie and Debbie Abramson ran an art outreach program that concluded with a multimedia exhibit of music, dance and sculpture held in the courtyard of the Carondelet Motherhouse.

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Explore the variety of ways to be a part of our community. The family of Joseph includes sisters, associates, agrégrées, St. Joseph Workers, partners in mission and all of our donors and supporters.

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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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