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We celebrate the lives and mourn the passing of our sisters who have recently died.

Headshot of Sister Alice Roberta Benzing in a red shirt with a blue background

Remembering Sister Alice Roberta Benzing, CSJ

Sister Alice Roberta Benzing, 101, ended her journey as a Sister of St. Joseph on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, New York. Sister had long expressed her desire to live past her hundredth birthday.

Betty Gits, CSJ

Remembering Sister Betty Gits, CSJ

A dynamic teacher, gregarious lover of people, gifted storyteller, avid Minnesota Twins fan, and woman of deep faith, Elizabeth Ann Gits was born in Marshall, Minnesota, on March 22, 1925.

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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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