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

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.

Ursula Foley, CSJ

Remembering Sister Ursula Foley, CSJ

Born Eugenia Anne Foley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 15, 1922, Sister Ursula Foley, CSJ died peacefully at Carondelet Village in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 25, 2022.

Headshot of Sister Rita Jean DuBrey

Remembering Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, CSJ

Sister Rita Jean DuBrey, 85, died at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham, New York, on August 25, 2022. Sister Rita was a Sister of St. Joseph for 62 years. Born in Comstock, New York, she was the daughter of Clarence John DuBrey and Valerie Bouyea.

Helen Hart, CSJ

Remembering Sister Helen Hart, CSJ

Sister Helen Hart, CSJ, died on July 31, 2022 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Sister Helen was 77 years old and had been a Sister of St Joseph of Carondelet for 58 years. 

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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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