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We invite you to read stories about the ministries and lives of our sisters, associates, partners, dear neighbors and others in our community.

Three Busy Person Retreatants taking a selfie with two of their sister companions

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.

Sisters in the Motherhouse courtyard practicing the dance for an art exhibit

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.

A blonde white woman stands proudly behind a cash register terminal in a coffee shop

The Bridge Cafe opens

Restorative Partners has added a new social enterprise called The Bridge Cafe. Theresa Harpin, CSJ founded Restorative Partners and serves today at its Executive Director.

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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