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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.

Headshot of Maria Beck, CSJ Associate wearing a red shirt and infront of a blue background.

Utica’s Prayer Powerhouse

Associates promise to pray “individually and communally with the Sisters of St. Joseph.” Maria Beck takes that promise seriously.

Sisters play music with Hedwig von Trapp at The College of Saint Rose

Snapshot in Time: A visit from Hedwig von Trapp

When I turned the photo over to check for a date, I was amazed to see that the woman standing in the back between the guitar player and two sisters was identified as Helga von Trapp, a member of the famous Trapp Family Singers (as portrayed in The Sound of Music Broadway musical and subsequent 1965 film).

Sisters in Peru with papier-mache figures

Snapshot in Time: Papier-mache in Peru

Many Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are talented artists, including Sister Mary Kay Kottenstette of the St. Louis Province (pictured, forefront). Here she is creating and directing the making of life-size papier-maché figures in Chimbote, Peru.