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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.

St. Joseph, in a brown tunic, is painted from the shoulders up, staring up in the distance in front of a blue background.

In praise of St. Joseph, the Dreamer

Joseph dreamed. What we know of him tells us that he was a simple man, a poor man in a country occupied and controlled by a foreign army. He had little reason to dream, yet he had dreams for himself and for his family.

A pencil drawing of the seven sisters arriving in the Wild West town of Tucson in 1870.

Join us on The Trek

Sisters from our Los Angeles Province have compiled Trek of the Seven Sisters: Pilgrimage Companion Guide. The book is based on the diary of Sister Monica Corrigan and their own experience traveling the trek route.

A collection of 20 colorful hand-drawn Christmas cards is scattered across a desk.

Snapshot in Time: Mele Kalikimaka

We want to share this beautiful collection of Christmas cards from our sisters who served in Hawaii. These cards that span the 1970s and ‘80s and into the early ‘90s are kept in the Carondelet Consolidated Archives in St. Louis

A group of children and adults painting at a long table.

My Mexicali Border Experience Changed My Life

My experience at the shelter in Mexicali, Mexico has changed my life. I am now looking at everything and everyone with different eyes. The experience was not anything I had expected! I thought there would be a building surrounded with a yard where the children could play and we would paint in small groups. Instead, we arrived at a crowded shelter with 215 immigrants—110 adults and 105 children.

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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